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Porter Co Compost Sites Closed July 4th

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The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County is reminding residents that public compost sites in Valparaiso and Boone Grove are closed today (Friday) for the Independence Day holiday. Both will reopen this Saturday July 5th at 9 am. Both sites accept organic yard waste, leaves, garden and household plants, brush, limbs, logs and firewood, but no treated wood or lumber. Grass is only accepted at the Boone Grove site. [Photo provided]
Regular season hours for the Valpo site are 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The Valparaiso site is owned and operated by the City of Valparaiso with assistance from the Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County.
Regular hours for the Boone Grove site, owned and operated by the Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County, are noon to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
The compost sites allow the Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County and select municipalities to manage organic material, composting yard waste and grinding organic wood waste to create large amounts of finished compost and mulch. The resulting compost and mulch are available free to Porter County residents to use, while supplies last.
Porter County residents should call the District, 219-465-3694, to determine site access during inclement weather and material availability. Residents should bring their own shovels and containers to load as much compost and mulch as they want.
Both sites accept organic yard waste, leaves, garden and household plants, brush, limbs, logs and firewood. Residents must remove bags and other containers upon dropping off materials. No treated wood or lumber of any kind is accepted. Grass is only accepted at the Boone Grove site.
Other materials accepted for recycling at both sites include: household batteries, old electronics (cell phones and accessories, computers, televisions, anything with an electrical cord or operated by batteries), fluorescent light bulbs (tubes and CFLs), toner cartridges, and old media (CDs, video cassettes, etc.).
The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County is a government agency dedicated to improving the environment and quality of life for Porter County residents by providing convenient, voluntary waste reduction programs.
For more information on the compost sites or the Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County, visit www.ItMeansTheWorld.org or call 219-465-3694.


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