Prepare for Spring: Earth Day, sleet barrels, Master Recyclers & More

February 14, 2018 - garden totes

Please opinion for Bonnie
Master Recycler Bonnie Swarner is a finalist for a $10,000 extend for a plan to emanate fishing line recycling stations in a Lake Michigan and Kankakee watersheds.

Please opinion for her plan so this good recycling module can be brought to these areas and assistance save a wildlife.

Public voting will surprise a final judging and analysis (i.e., formed on need, innovation, and impact) of any of a 10 finalists’ due projects. Voting is open until Feb 21.


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Master Recyclers category to start Mar 29
Why are some materials recyclable during a quell and others aren’t? When rubbish haulers take rabble and recyclables away, what happens to those materials?

The open Porter County Master Recycler category is primed to answer these questions and more, assisting students benefit environmental believe over their curbside recycling totes while carrying fun and assembly others with identical interests.

The extensive module is scheduled from 6-8:30 p.m. on 6 Thursdays between Mar 29 and May 17, during a Porter County Community Foundation, 1401 Calumet Ave., Valparaiso.

Register today!

Collect open showers with a sleet barrel
In credentials for a flourishing season, get yourself an upcycled tub from Upcycled Products Inc. Your barrels and accessories will be delivered right to your home!

These barrels are food-grade containers that were once used to boat olives and pickles. Not usually are we practicing reuse, though we are shortening a direct for done ones done from molded plastic, therefore shortening a need for petroleum, appetite and other resources used in a production process.

Here are some good reasons because we should use a sleet barrel:

  • By regulating harvested sleet water, you’ll have rebate aria on your well, and you’ll save appetite and money.
  • The chlorine in your drinking/tap H2O kills vital organisms, creation a H2O protected to drink; though it also kills profitable germ in your garden’s dirt that your plants need.
  • Environmental experts and cesspool officials determine that any rebate of sleet H2O issuing into charge sewers is a good thing for neighborhoods and a environment.
  • You’ll be a purpose indication to your kids!

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Household dangerous rubbish collection report set
Mark your calendars! The Porter County domicile dangerous rubbish collection report is now online.

We will assistance with your open cleaning by holding all of those aged chemicals and flammables off your hands! Download a flyer.

Here’s a schedule

Valpo compost site open Saturdays
The Valparaiso compost site is open Saturdays usually from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. by Mar 24. The site will sojourn sealed to a open weekdays compartment Mar 26, when it will open for a season. The Boone Grove compost site will sojourn sealed compartment Mar 26.

What can we do during a compost site?

  • Drop off your organic waste.
  • Pick adult mulch and compost for your gardening needs. Firewood also available.
  • Bring a series of domicile equipment in for recycling.

Contractors and landscapers, don’t forget to register to use a sites this year. All a forms are online.

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What’s recyclable in NWI?
Everyone in Lake, Porter LaPorte Counties follows a same discipline for recycling curbside:

  • If your curbside recyclables are picked adult by your municipality
  • If we agreement with a rubbish hauler that collects your recyclables
  • If we dump off recyclables during containers sponsored by your plain rubbish district

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