Did you know almost 15 percent of the materials that end up in landfills is made up of yard waste?
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INTERNATIONAL COMPOST AWARENESS WEEK -- MAY 2-7, 2016
To mark the event, the City of Valparaiso Public Works Department is offering FREE LOADING of compost May 2-7 -- WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
From 9 a.m. - noon, all Porter County residents can get their trucks loaded at the Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway. Residents are limited to a quantity of three cubic yards. Businesses are not eligible for free loading.
SORRY, NO MULCH AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME!
Compost loading is available throughout the rest of the season for all Porter County residents every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. at the Valparaiso compost site FOR A FEE. Find out more.
Most of your yard waste CAN be recycled into compost or wood chips, so why throw it out with the trash?
If you don't have room on your property to compost your own yard waste, drop it off for free at one of two public compost sites open to Porter County residents! The end result of your yard waste is compost, a rich, organic material that is great for your gardens and house plants; wood chips that can be used for mulch; and firewood that comes in handy during those cold Indiana winters. Compost, mulch and firewood are available for free to Porter County residents, while supplies last. Be sure to call to determine availability, 465-3694. Bring shovels and containers to load as much compost/mulch as you want.
These sites accept organic yard waste, leaves, garden and household plants, etc. They also will accept brush, limbs, logs, firewood, and those once live home decorations, like pumpkins, corn, gourds, mums and Christmas trees! Brush should be no longer than 6 ft. and no bigger than 12 inches in diameter.
View a video of the Valpo and Boone Grove compost sites.
What ELSE can residents recycle at these compost sites?
Compost sites availability. View details below. Check out holiday closings.
Ready to try home composting? If so here's how to compost.
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