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Councilmember Volan Advocates for More Transparency in Recycling Services

Seven years after it was first considered, Monroe County’s plans to open a materials recovery facility are still in limbo. Last week, WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke with one of the strongest proponents of the facility, also known as a MRF (“murf”). Steve Volan is a member of the Bloomington City Council as well as the Monroe County Solid …

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Daily Local News – January 27, 2016

Early this morning, a group of Hoosier activists known as Indiana Moral Mondays, descended on the Indiana Statehouse to push for a minimum wage increase; Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson has approved Monroe County’s application for money to improve voting accessibility; The Bloomington Utilities Service Board heard an update on the city of Bloomington’s ongoing water contamination issues on …

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County building materials recovery facility

Monroe County will be processing its own recyclables in a matter of months. The County Council approved a budget September 17th  that includes money to build a materials recovery facility, or MRF (“murf”). Officials at the County Solid Waste Management District have debated for years whether to build the facility. Currently the District pays a private company, Republic Services, to …

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Monroe County MRF: Larry Barker on Legislation and Recycling”

Larry Barker, Executive Director for the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District, spoke on January 22, 2014 about the benefits of a Material Recovery Facility for Monroe County. Mr. Barker was invited to the Banquet Facility of Upland Brewery on West 11th street to speak by “Green Drinks,” an informal social networking event that meets every month to discuss and …

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New Monroe County Recycling Facility Plans Still Uncertain

The citizens advisory committee to the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District discussed plans last week for supporting a new recycling facility. The District’s Board of Directors has been split on the issue of whether to build a materials recovery facility, or MRF, to process recyclables. But the advisory committee has supported the initiative, going so far as to form …

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As Recycling Prices Go Up, City Votes To Fund Materials Recovery Facility

The Board president of the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District announced plans Nov. 21 to renew discussion about a controversial recycling facility. At a meeting of the District’s Citizens Advisory Committee, Board President Steve Volan said he would reintroduce a measure that was voted down earlier this year. The measure would allocate $60,000 to study the feasibility of building …

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