About
The Cass County Solid Waste Management District (CCSWMD) was created as a result of House Bill 1240 which was made into law in 1991. The bill mandated goals for reducing the flow of solid waste into Indiana's landfills by 35% by January 1, 1996, and 50% by January 1, 2001.

We are now called CASS COUNTY RECYCLING DISTRICT.  

The District is governed by a board that includes, by virtue of their offices, the three Cass County Commissioners, President Jim Sailors, Ralph Anderson, and Jeff LeDonne. Also, the Mayor of the largest incorporated town (Logansport), the Honorable David Kitchell; a member of the Logansport City Council, Larry Hood; a member of the County Council appointed by that council, Phillip Rains; and a member of the governing body of the second largest incorporated town (Galveston), John Hart. 

The District is managed by its Director, Sacha Teague. 

Board meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the County Commissioner's hearing room at 200 Court Park unless otherwise noted. The meetings in November and December, are held a week early due to the holidays. All of the meetings are open to the public. The CAC (an advisory board to the Solid Waste Board) meets in January, April, July, and October.

In January of 1995, the City of Logansport, Indiana began a curbside recycling program that was paid for, in part, by a grant from the Cass County SWMD. In addition, county residents have access to drop-off sites at the 4-H Fairgrounds, Pioneer Elementary School in Royal Center, and the Towns of Galveston, Walton, and Twelve Mile, and 350S/50E (behind the Industrial Park). These programs include paper, glass, plastic, cardboard, and aluminum and bi-metal (tin) cans. 

The City of Logansport has contracted with Republic Services to provide the curbside recycling for its residents in addition to waste removal. Each residence in Logansport received one 64-gallon refuse container (tote) and one 18-gallon recycling bin. Logansport is the only community in Cass County with curbside recycling.

Staff

Sacha Teague, Director
Sacha became the fourth director of the Cass County Recycling District on August 3rd, 2015. She replaced Bob Ehle. Sacha is a native of Kokomo and is the former Education Coordinator of Howard County Recycling District in Kokomo. She's worked in the recycling field for 5 years and is a lifetime advocate of recycling, ecological sustainability, and natural resource conservation. Sacha obtained a Bachelor's degree from Indiana University-Kokomo from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs with a Major in Criminal Justice.
Contact: sacha.teague@co.cass.in.us

Cathy Isaacs, Controller
Cathy became controller of the Cass County Recycling District at the beginning of 2013. She is also the Cass County Assessor.
Contact: cathy.isaacs@co.cass.in.us

District Board Members

The District is governed by a board that includes, by virtue of their offices, the three Cass County Commissioners, the Mayor of the largest incorporated town (Logansport), a member of the Logansport City Council, a member of the County Council appointed by that council, and a member of the governing body of the second largest incorporated town (Galveston).
  • Jim Sailors, President, County Commissioner
  • Jeff LeDonne, Vice President, County Commissioner
  • Dr. Ralph Anderson, Secretary, County Commissioner
  • Dave Kitchell, Mayor of Logansport
  • Larry Hood, City Councilman
  • Phil Rains, County Councilman
  • John Hart, Galveston

Citizen's Advisory Committee (CAC)

The Citizen's Advisory Committee is designed to give concerned citizens direct input into the planning and management process for the district. According to state statue, the CAC includes representatives of the solid waste management industry, the environmental community, and citizens that are interested in environmental issues. Current members are:
  • Jim Sailors
  • Alvin Beckman
  • Candice Hinkle
  • Jeremy Hinkle
  • Eric Wiederhoeft
  • Steve Schurr
  • Nelson Becker