Plastic Reduction Tips for Business Owners

The problems: Plastic wrap Plastic utensils Plastic straws Plastic bibs Plastic to-go containers Plastic storage containers Coffee cup lids Drink stirrers   Aside from legislative and regulatory solutions that address the plastic pollution crisis its root, business owners play the second most crucial role in driving behavioral changes and setting a good example for change. […]

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Microplastic Pollution

Concerns have been growing about a type of pollution called microplastics. These plastic particles have been turning up everywhere, from the depths of the ocean to the tip of Mount Everest. Microplastics are pieces of plastics smaller than 5 millimeters in size, falling into one of two categories: primary or secondary. Primary microplastics are defined

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Organic Material Available at Porter County Compost Sites

This organic material is available at public compost sites in Porter County whiles supplies last. It’s always best to call our office, 219-465-3694, during office hours to confirm material availability. All Porter County residents are invited to come in with their buckets and shovels and take as much as they want. Self-loading of material is

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Congrats to Our Newest Master Recycler

A Valparaiso resident successfully completed all the requirements to become Porter County’s newest Certified Master Recycler. Jane Biuckie was recognized at the July 9 Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction board meeting. She completed 30 volunteer hours, thereby achieving all requirements of the Porter County Master Recycler Program, sponsored by the district. Biuckie fulfilled her

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Add Mulch to Your Gardens for Beauty and Function

We sponsor grinding at the public compost sites in Porter County to give the brush and branches brought in from various municipalities and Porter County residents a new purpose in the gardens of residents. Yes, your branches get recycled! Mulch is available free to all Porter County residents. Its benefits in gardens and landscaping include: Weed control:

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Punt Those Pizza Boxes Out of Your Recycle Bins

If you’re planning a pizza-filled gathering, think twice before putting those pizza boxes into your curbside recycling bins. We’ve all been trained that paper and cardboard are recyclable. However, what makes your pizza delicious also reduces the recyclability of the boxes in which they were delivered. Boxes soaked with food and grease are not recyclable

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