The last day of the 2015 season for public access to the Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, and the Boone Grove compost site, 546 South 400 West, is Saturday, Dec. 5.
During the last week of the season, the Valpo site will be open 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Boone Grove site will be open noon to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The Valparaiso site, owned and operated by the City of Valparaiso with assistance from the Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County, will begin 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday off-season hours on Jan. 9, 2016. All Porter County residents can use the site to recycle their once live Christmas trees, wreaths and other organic holiday waste.
The Saturday off-season hours will continue through March 26, 2016. Both sites will open for the season on Monday, March 28, 2016. The Boone Grove site, owned and operated by the district, will remain closed after Dec. 5, until the regular season begins.
Residents should remove plastic bags and other containers upon dropping off materials. Wood that has been treated or lumber is not accepted at either site.
Other materials accepted for recycling at the public compost sites include: household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs (tubes and CFLs), toner cartridges, and old media (CDs, DVDs, video games, no cassette or video tapes or anything with film).
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.