Wildcat Creek Solid Waste District

Officials are touting a new solid waste district in Tippecanoe County as a success.

The district board reports more than 35,000-pounds have been collected since operations started in March.

That is almost as much as the Wildcat Creek Solid Waste District collected in all of last year and in 2010.

Tippecanoe partnered with Clinton County to run Wildcat for 20-years, but that ended earlier this year.

Rick Parsons runs the new district.  He says it’s operating as expected, which benefits all residents.

 

Tippecanoe County has officially established its own solid waste district.

Commissioners gave final approval today for the creation of the Tippecanoe County Solid Waste District.

The county has contracted with Southside Landfill to handle the job, which includes hazardous waste collection.

But Commission President Tom Murtaugh says the new site won’t be ready to accept hazardous waste until April 1st.

The County severed its relationship with the Wildcat Creek Solid Waste District last month.

Tippecanoe County will operate its own hazardous waste district starting the end of this month.

Commissioners signed off on disbanding the Wildcat Creek Solid Waste District last month.

They gave initial approval to the establishment of the Tippecanoe County Solid Waste District today.

The county has contracted with Southside Landfill to handle hazardous waste.

Commissioner David Byers says a part-time position in the Soil and Water Conservation District will be elevated to full-time to coordinate the hazardous waste disposal and community outreach.

Tippecanoe to Disband from Wildcat Creek in Feb.

Jan 3, 2012

Tippecanoe County’s relationship with the Wildcat Creek Solid Waste District is officially over.

County commissioners gave final approval to disband.

President Tom Murtaugh believes the move benefits residents with no extra costs.

The county is creating a new district and will contract hazardous waste services to Southside Landfill which currently runs the trash transfer site.

The disbanding takes effect February 14th in order to give both Tippecanoe and Clinton counties time to 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.

Tippecanoe County officials are moving forward with plans to use a new company to handle hazardous waste removal.

Commissioners gave a preliminary vote last month to disband from the Wildcat Creek Solid Waste District, which currently handles hazardous waste disposal.

Monday, they gave preliminary approval for a contract with Southside Landfill out of Knightstown to handle the service for four-thousand-dollars a month.

A 20 year relationship between Tippecanoe County and Wildcat Creek Solid Waste District appears to be nearing an end.

Tippecanoe County Commissioners gave a preliminary vote to disband from the organization, which currently handles hazardous waste disposal and is in partnership with Clinton County.

Tippecanoe officials are considering a deal with Southside Landfill out of Knightstown, IN, to take care of the service for $4,000 a month.