To view District financials reported on the State of Indiana Gateway website, complete these steps:
• Go to https://gateway.ifionline.org/report_builder/
• Choose “Search by Unit”
• Enter and select “PORTER CO SW DISTRICT, PORTER COUNTY”
• Choose a report to review
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 FREE.
The City of Valparaiso Public Works Department offers loading at their site. Please visit their website for cost and details.
Compost is a great soil amendment resulting from the natural process of decomposition of leaves, garden waste and grass. Much of this compost was from the leaf litter brought in by participating public works departments collected from their respective residents.
Other Porter County residents added to it with the yard waste they brought from their cleanup and landscaping efforts and items like pumpkins and organic holiday decorations.
Adding compost feeds your soil!
Wood mulch has many benefits for your gardens and landscaping. This mulch was created when a tub grinder ground up all of the branches and brush brought into the compost sites by residents, registered landscapers and participating public works departments.
Using mulch around your plants and throughout your landscaping helps maintain moisture and prevents soil erosion and weeds, among many other benefits.
Firewood is available to all Porter County residents, thanks to participating public works departments and registered landscapers.
Remember, you are not allowed to use power tools on the premises of these compost sites.
Welcome to an official social media account sponsored by Porter County Recycling of Porter County Government!
Our sponsored social media accounts and pages are a family-friendly outlet to promote our agency’s activities, events and programs. We encourage you to ask questions and share comments on content. Our social media team monitors Porter County Recycling social media accounts but is not responsible for content generated by users. We accept the majority of comments but are not obligated to respond to comments.
Our social media team generally monitor comments during the department’s normal business hours. If a request for service is posted outside of the department’s normal business hours, it may be responded to on the next business day. In the case of an emergency, users should contact 911.
All content on Porter County Government social media accounts is subject to the Indiana Access To Public Records Act, the Freedom of Information Act, and applicable portions of other federal and state record retention laws. If you choose to comment on or send a message to a Porter County Government social media account, you should not expect or assume privacy. All comments and messages, including edited, hidden or deleted content is captured, archived and subject to Indiana Public Records Act and Freedom of Information Act requests.
We may hide and/or remove comments that include the following:
- Obscene, profane, rude or vulgar language or images
- Personal attacks or offensive terms that target specific individuals or groups
- Threats or defamatory statements
- Violent, hateful, discriminatory or racist language
- Advocacy for any illegal activity
- Off-topic comments, repetitive comments or spam
- Outdated, inaccurate or misleading information
- Promotion or opposition to political organizations, campaigns, candidates or pending legislative action.
- Personal information, including but not limited to addresses and phone numbers
- Web links to any site other than Porter County Government operated websites
- Advertisements or solicitations of any kind
- Infringement on copyrights or trademarks
- Contests, raffles, sweepstakes and promotions
We do not discriminate against any views but reserve the right to hide and/or delete comments that violate the above policies or that are deemed inappropriate. The Porter County Government social media team reserves the right to close comments at any time on any or all of our social media sites. Repeated violations of our comment policy may cause the author to be blocked from Porter County Government sponsored social media accounts. To advise Porter County Government staff of a user violation of the above policy, please email info@PorterCountyRecycling.org or call 465-3694 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
If your comment is hidden or deleted, or you are blocked or banned from a Porter County Government social media site you have the right to appeal our decision in writing to Social Media Administrator, 155 Indiana Avenue, Suite 205, Valparaiso IN 46383.
Sometimes all it takes is some clear signage to help people make the right decision on what to do with their waste and recycling. You can help your employees become better recyclers, and your business will ultimately send less waste to the landfills!
Download our signage, print and post by your recycle bins and trash cans. Think about placing these in break rooms and other places where employees dispose of items. And if they have questions, all they need to do is call us or look at our website for further information.
Remember, never bag your recyclables for collection. If you must use bags, use paper bags. It's really best to dump the contents of the recycle bins loosely into your waste hauler's recycle containers. Plastic bags wreak havoc on sorting equipment.