Why are some materials recyclable at the curb and others aren’t? When waste haulers take trash and recyclables away, what happens to the materials?
Get answers to these questions and more during the next Porter County Master Recycler class. The comprehensive, 10-week program is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. Thursdays, March 2 through May 4, at the Greg Phillips Emergency Services Building, 1995 S. State Road 2, Valparaiso.
The course will feature guest speakers and field trips that will help students gain environmental knowledge beyond their curbside recycling tote.
As a bonus, students in this class will receive a rain barrel. Funding for the barrel was provided in part by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Lake Michigan Coastal Program.
Sponsored by the Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County, the course is open to Porter County residents and those who work in the county.
Participants will learn from the experts about waste flow processes, recycling, household hazardous waste, vermicomposting and composting. Students will also meet others that have similar waste reduction and environmental interests.
Anyone interested can apply online at www.PorterCountyRecycling.org. The program syllabus is also available online.
A fee of $30 will help defray the cost of course materials and transportation. Class participants commit to 30 hours of volunteer time to educate and inspire others in their community to reduce waste in the home and at work.
The program is limited to 30 participants. For more information, visit www.PorterCountyRecycling.org or call 465-3819