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Compost Your Christmas Tree
Compost Your Christmas Tree
Christmas trees that are bare and dry can be dropped off at the Valparaiso Compost Site!
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Dedicated to Improving the Environment
Dedicated to Improving the Environment
Porter County Recycling provides services and educational programs to help the residents of Porter County reduce, reuse and recycle.
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Visit a Compost Site

Recycle a wide range of household items, drop off organic yard waste, pick up mulch and compost, and more! Select a location to learn more; note that the Boone Grove and Portage Compost Sites are closed for the season between December and March.

Where Can I Recycle It?

Whether you have coffee cans full of used batteries, a collection of old eyeglasses, a pile of tires, or something else to dispose of, we can help. Discover drop-off locations for some of our most requested items and search our directory for more unusual items.

Education

Porter County Recycling offers educational, interactive programs designed to help adults and children learn about topics ranging from recycling to composting to the contributions that insects make in breaking down waste. Our K-8 programs are free to Porter County Schools and meet Indiana State Academic Standards.

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Got leftover paint from your remodeling project? There are two ways you can recycle or dispose of unwanted latex paint. 
♻️ Donate the usable paint to the City of Hobart. 
♻️ Dry it out and toss the can in the trash.
Read more about how to safely dispose of latex paint or how to donate acceptable paint to the City of Hobart:   https://portercountyrecycling.org/latex-paint-disposal/

Got leftover paint from your remodeling project? There are two ways you can recycle or dispose of unwanted latex paint.
♻️ Donate the usable paint to the City of Hobart.
♻️ Dry it out and toss the can in the trash.
Read more about how to safely dispose of latex paint or how to donate acceptable paint to the City of Hobart: portercountyrecycling.org/latex-paint-disposal/
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Did you know… 17 tons of plastic bags were picked up by the City of Valparaiso in 2021. Thats as heavy as a loaded school bus, just from Valparaiso alone! In one of our Household Hazardous Waste events, a resident collected newspaper bags throughout the entire COVID pandemic, and he filled an entire 50-pound bag that our lovely Mandy is sitting on. Multiply these numbers by 8 billion people and you get a colossal amount of plastic bags in the world today! How can YOU reduce your use of plastic bags?

Did you know… 17 tons of plastic bags were picked up by the City of Valparaiso in 2021. That's as heavy as a loaded school bus, just from Valparaiso alone! In one of our Household Hazardous Waste events, a resident collected newspaper bags throughout the entire COVID pandemic, and he filled an entire 50-pound bag that our lovely Mandy is sitting on. Multiply these numbers by 8 billion people and you get a colossal amount of plastic bags in the world today! How can YOU reduce your use of plastic bags? ... See MoreSee Less

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Lately, I've been getting way too may emails from Porter Co. Recycling. Tried changing preferences, but it didn't help. I think one email per week or two is plenty. I hope I don't have to unsubscribe completely.

I shop and use reusable bags! Especially for groceries, stores will bag one or two things per plastic bag. I only need to use 6 reusable bags for grocery trips.

Our office will be closed today in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but the Valparaiso compost site will remain open with normal business hours -- 8 am to 4 pm. Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. He paved the way for change in communities and supported equal rights for all Americans, regardless of their background. May we honor his memory by organizing, volunteering and spreading the word.

Our office will be closed today in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but the Valparaiso compost site will remain open with normal business hours -- 8 am to 4 pm. Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. He paved the way for change in communities and supported equal rights for all Americans, regardless of their background. May we honor his memory by organizing, volunteering and spreading the word. ... See MoreSee Less

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