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Man drving forklift at recycling plant
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McLean County residents are wasting less, and that includes a drop in recycling too.

Field where first BNWRD plant was built
BNWRD

The Bloomington and Normal Water Reclamation District will have to spend $160 million-plus over the next couple decades. Businesses, homeowners and apartment owners in the Twin Cities will have to pay for it.

lines of cars at the old Mitsubishi plant.
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The Ecology Action Center is optimistic a household hazardous waste collection event can happen this fall in Bloomington-Normal. The center is asking for private donations to help offset expenses.

Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

We are already a water-challenged planet. As global climate change continues, we are likely to become more so, according to Vandana Shiva, a noted environmentalist.

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Students can learn what gives the Prairie State its name this summer thanks to a grant program that pays for field trips to study Illinois' biodiversity.