The Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County is asking residents for feedback on their yard waste management practices to assess the need for a north county publicly accessible compost site.
District Executive Director Therese Davis said a postcard will be mailed to residents in the northeast quadrant of Porter County who may find the locations and hours of the Valparaiso and Boone Grove compost sites to be inconvenient.
“We are interested in learning what kind of yard waste they have and what they do with it,” said Davis. “Would the residents in this area benefit from having a nearby compost site?”
Davis said the postcard will direct recipients to the district’s website to complete an online survey. Residents who do not have access to the Internet can call the district to receive a paper survey they can complete and return to the district, postage paid.
“We continue to hear there is a need for a north county compost site, but past town hall meetings on the subject have been poorly attended,” Davis said. “We understand that people are busy, schedules tight, and attending meetings may not be convenient. We encourage people to take a moment to complete this brief survey, since they can do it at their leisure.”
The postcard should hit the mailboxes of targeted residents during the first week of December.
The district assists the City of Valparaiso with the operations of the Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, and owns and operates the Boone Grove compost site, 546 South 400 West.
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.
For more information on the Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County, visit www.ItMeansTheWorld.org or call 219-465-3694.