Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction has expanded public access to the Boone Grove compost site, 546 South 400 West, through the end of the season, Dec. 3.
The site is now open from noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, along with its usual 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday hours.
Residents are invited to bring organic waste from their fall yard cleanups as well as organic autumn decorations, such as pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, hay, etc. Their material will be added to the windrows to create compost for next year’s gardens.
Residents should remove plastic bags and other containers upon dropping off materials. Wood that has been treated or lumber is not accepted.
Compost and mulch are available at the site for residents to take for free. Residents should bring containers and shovels to load as much of the material as they want.
Residents can also bring a number of items to the site for recycling, including electronics; fluorescent light bulbs; household batteries; toner cartridges; and old media, including CDs, DVDs, and video games. Cassette, VCR tapes and other media with film are no longer accepted.
The site is owned and operated by Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction, which is an agency dedicated to improving the environment and quality of life by providing services and educational programs that help residents reduce, reuse, and recycle.
For more information on Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction, visit www.PorterCountyRecycling.org or call 219-465-3694.