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Portage Street Department Allows Public Access for Organics

All Porter County residents will be able use the Portage Street Department, 2303 Hamstrom Rd., to drop off yard waste and pick up compost and mulch starting Monday, thanks to an intergovernmental agreement with Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction.

“This additional service provided between the city and the district gives residents in north Porter County a convenient way to manage their yard waste,” said Therese Haller, Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction executive director.

Residents can bring organics, such as leaves; garden and household plants; limbs, logs, firewood, brush, and branches no longer than 6 ft. and no bigger than 12 inches in diameter; and once live holiday home decorations, including pumpkins, corn, gourds, mums and Christmas trees. Grass clippings will only be accepted from Portage city residents.

No businesses or dump trucks will be allowed. Residents interested in getting compost and mulch loaded can call the Portage Street Department, 762-4564 or email the department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

From March 26 through April 27, the street department will be accessible from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; from April 30 through Nov. 3, the site will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Access hours and holiday closings will be listed on www.PorterCountyRecycling.org.

Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction helps the City of Portage manage its compost and mulch.

For more information about public compost sites in Porter County, visit the District’s website, www.PorterCountyRecycling.org, or call 465-3694.

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.

Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction
155 Indiana Ave., Suite 314, Valparaiso, IN 46383
Visit Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction Partner Profile

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