Ben Anderson

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An ordinance the West Lafayette City Council will consider Monday calls for the removal of any vehicle or equipment parked in new emergency snow routes.

West Lafayette street commissioner Ben Anderson says the rule would apply when two inches of snow is on the ground or is forecast to fall.

"Weather forecasters do the best they can to predict," Anderson says. "You can have a slight change in the wind direction and it can totally affect how much snow we get."

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After West Lafayette’s recycling drop-off center closed earlier this year, local officials struggled to find a way to meet demand from residents. The closure coincided with a nationwide upheaval as China stopped accepting materials from the United States.

China’s decision has had far-reaching effects, with major recycling centers closing or halting operation in multiple states.

Despite being a landlocked state that didn’t do much work with China, Indiana has also felt the impact. China’s decision has created a glut in the market – so even if facilities process materials, they may not have any buyers.