Last collection of the year!
Mark your calendars! The last 2018 household hazardous waste collection for Porter County residents is from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Porter County Expo. Bring your unwanted products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients that require special care upon disposal
Join the next Master Recycler class
The world of recycling is changing internationally, nationally, and right here in Northwest Indiana. Join us and learn what to recycle curbside and why; what you can recycle outside the blue bin; what's happening with landfills; backyard composting; vermicomposting and much more. Class begins Sept. 13!
Middle, high school billboard contest
Help us mark America Recycles Day in a big way! We are holding our second annual art contest for Porter County middle and high school students.Three winning designs will be featured on billboards in Porter County.
November 15 is America Recycles Day. The winning artwork will rotate electronically in four locations during the month of November to help promote the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the support of recycling programs in the United States.
Help reduce food waste
Do you compost in your back yard? Help others who may not be able to compost by accepting their food waste. Register on Sharewaste.com so others can find you. It's FREE! You can choose what to accept, how to accept it, and who to accept it from. It's a great tool for collecting scraps for community and church gardens.
Have a Keurig user in your family?
Coffee and tea pods are not recyclable curbside in Northwest Indiana. You can, however, take them, and even your creamer capsules, to either of these Subaru dealers to be recycled:
- Castle Subaru, 5020 US Highway 6, Portage, (219) 764-5020
- International Subaru of Merrillville, 1777 West U.S. 30, (855) 315-4266
Interesting links & stuff!
- Eco food wrap for people who love the environment.
- 90% of plastic polluting our oceans comes from just 10 rivers
- Stop unsolicited mail
- Gym generates clean energy
- World generates 40 million tons of electronic waste per year
- Please don't release balloons
- 5 ways plastics pollution is different in the Great Lakes
- How many times can plastic be recycled?