Disposal programs in Porter County will no longer be at risk thanks to a key
role State Representative Chuck Moseley, D-Portage, played in preserving
funding for those programs.
Moseley worked with
Republican legislators to change House Bill 1342, which originally aimed to
enact a fee on people who dispose of harmful chemicals and substances.
If the bill had
passed in this form, Moseley said it would have harmed the numerous
recycling and waste reduction programs in Porter County. Mosley worked with
State Representative Jim Baird, R-Greencastle, to support an amendment that
protected recycling programs from the fee.
hazardous waste program has been acclaimed for its efforts to encourage safe
and practical disposal of these materials,” Moseley said. “If this bill had
been allowed to remain as is, those programs would have been severely
encourages community members in Porter County to bring their toxic or
corrosive products to a designated pick up area three times a year, to be
properly disposed of in an environmentally sound manner.
accept and safely dispose of toxic materials including anti-freeze, oils,
pesticides and numerous other hazardous chemicals. “We need to be stewards
of our Earth and charging a fee for the proper disposal of hazardous waste
would have been detrimental to both our citizens and our environment,” said
The House passed
the amended bill today, which now moves to the Indiana Senate for further