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A view of the 2017 HHW collection event
Michael Brown / Ecology Action Center

The Ecology Action Center is changing its collection model for the household hazardous waste collection event Sept. 7.

A view of the 2017 HHW collection event
Michael Brown / Ecology Action Center

The executive director of the Ecology Action Center in Normal said there are signs the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) is emerging from years of financial constraints and government deadlock.

Council at the meeting
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Normal will enact a 2 percent water fee increase as part of the annual budget council members approved Monday night.

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A top recycling request in Bloomington-Normal is to provide services at multifamily residences, such as apartment complexes.

Midwest Fiber

Contamination in the recycling stream at Midwest Fiber threatens the business model that makes single stream recycling possible.  A company representative says if  the contamination rate increases above the current 10 percent, it could cost taxpayers more. 

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The percentage of McLean County solid waste diverted to recycling and away from the landfill has pushed past a goal set in 2007.  

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Two central Illinois men are biking across Death Valley to raise money to fight climate change. 

Michael Brown is the Executive Director of the Ecology Action Center. Proceeds from the ride will benefit the center. Kevin Loeske owns Peeler's Ovenworks, a mobile, rentable, wood-fired pizza oven.  Both are participating in the Climate Ride Death Valley, Feb. 25 to March 2.