Registration Under Way for March Rain Barrel Workshops

By: Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County Last Updated: February 24, 2011

recycleRegistration continues for the Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County March rain barrel workshops that aim to help residents learn more about the benefits of rain barrels, how to use them, and proper location and installation.

Two workshops will be held each night at 6 and 7:30 p.m.; Monday, March 28, at Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road, Portage; and Tuesday through Thursday, March 29 through 31, at Sunset Hill Farm County Park, 775 Meridian Road, Valparaiso.

Each workshop space is limited to 35 attendees. Register on the district’s website

The $45 cost of for the workshop includes a rain barrel with spigot and linking and overflow fitting. Additional rain barrels can be ordered at the time of registration. Pre-registration and advance payment is required for each workshop.

Participants must plan to attend the workshop in a vehicle large enough to bring home their 50 gallon rain barrels. For further information, contact the Recycling and Waste Reduction District at 465-3694 or

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. The district promotes environmental stewardship among individuals and businesses through education programs, waste reduction services and other outreach programs to meet the statutory waste reduction goals set by the State of Indiana.