Top stories of 2016: The biggest debacle

When Warrick County Solid Waste decided to institute county-wide trash and recycling pickup, people were outraged. So were the companies who didn’t win the bid for the service.

The National Waste and Recycling Association filed a request for an injuction in November 2015. The case went before a federal judge in January. On March 29, Chief Judge Richard Young approved the injunction. It did not, however, find that the program was unconstitutional, had established a monopoly or had shown local favoritism.

Status quo was maintained, though. Residents are still permitted to contract with any waste hauler. The end goal is still the same: to make Warrick County one of the greenest counties in the area.

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