The recycling drop-off containers located at 2168 W. U.S. 30 in the parking lot of Strack & VanTil will remain at the site.
The Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County recently announced the containers will be permanently removed from the site; however, further discussions with Strack & VanTil management and property owner Weiss Entities resulted in allowing the community service to continue at that location until further notice.
“We are very happy the boxes will remain at the site,” said Therese Davis, district executive director. “It’s a very popular location for residents. Those boxes are well used.”
The recycling drop-off containers are a service provided by the Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County. In addition to many other recycling services and environmental education, the government agency provides six additional drop-off recycling locations around the county where residents without access to curbside recycling can bring their paper, cardboard, plastic and metal containers, cartons and glass bottles to be recycled.
Drop-off recycling locations around Porter County also include: Boone Grove, across from Boone Grove Middle School; Burns Harbor Street Department, 310 Navajo Trail; Chesterton Strack & VanTil, 1600 Pioneer Trail; Hebron Municipal Building, 125 N. Main St.; Kouts Town Garage, 406 S. Kouts St.; and Portage Willowcreek Middle School, 5962 Central Ave.
Davis reminds residents who live in unincorporated Porter County that county ordinance mandates contracted waste haulers to offer recycling as part of their curbside service.
“If you have trash collection but you don’t have recycling, contact your waste hauler,” Davis said. “Recycling is always easiest at the curb.”
For more information about recycling services, call the Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County, 219-465-3694, or visit www.ItMeansTheWorld.org.
The Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County is an agency dedicated to improving the environment and quality of life by providing services and educational programs which help residents reduce, reuse, and recycle.