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Council prepares for possible hazardous waste transition

The Tippecanoe County Council is taking steps to ensure hazardous waste disposal is not interrupted during a possible transition.

Commissioners could decide to end a contract with Wildcat Creek Solid Waste District this month.

The council approved allocating $110,000 Economic Development Income Tax funds.

County Attorney Dave Luhman says if the commission breaks ties with Wildcat Creek, the money is needed to keep things running until a new tax rate is set in early March to support a similar service.

Commissioners gave a preliminary vote last month to disband from Wildcat Creek, which primarily handles hazardous waste disposal now and is a partnership with Clinton County.

Commissioner Dave Byers expects Clinton County officials to decide the issue this week. 

Tippecanoe officials are considering moving services to Southside Landfill at its current Lafayette site.

The county would pay the company about $4,000 a month.