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Someone dumped four piles of trash and meat along a fence near 49th Street and Hamlin Avenue, at the edge of Curie Park. The rotting meat sat there for more than a week while neighbors waited for city crews to clean up the mess. (Credit: Mike Krauser/CBS)

Rotting Meat Creates Disgusting Mess Near Curie H.S.

After more than a week of letting piles of rotting meat stink up part of the Archer Heights neighborhood, crews finally arrived Thursday morning to get rid of the disgusting mess.

06/26/2014

More than 600 pieces of undelivered mail addressed to the 60659 zip code was found dumped in a trash bin last week. (Credit: Facebook)

Hundreds Of Pieces Of Mail Found Dumped In Trash

The inspector general’s office for the U.S. Postal Service said a resident found the undelivered mail in a trash bin on Thursday near the intersection of Drake and Thorndale.

05/28/2014

Debris like this could be remnants of a meth lab. (Credit: Indiana State Police)

Public Warned To Avoid Trash That May Contain Meth Chemicals

Walkers, joggers are bikers in Indiana are being warned that any trash they find may be contaminated with chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine.

04/10/2014

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No Charges Against Man Who Took Out The Trash Naked

A 70-year-old northwest Indiana man admitted going outside naked to take out his trash Tuesday morning, the Post-Tribune is reporting.

04/24/2013

The Rebuilding Exchange uses building materials reclaimed from local landfills to make furniture. (Credit: RebuildingExchange.org)

Rebuilding Exchange Makes Furniture Out Of Trash

Looking for a unique gift this holiday season? A Chicago company that makes furniture out of garbage may have the answer.

WBBM Newsradio–11/17/2012

(Courtesy RecycleFirstTrashLast.org)

Lake County Hoping To Boost Recycling Level To 60 Percent

Lake County commissioners are using an upside down garbage can as their symbol of a new effort to start recycling 60 percent — instead of 40 percent — of everything left at the curb in the northern suburbs.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2012