Porter County residents are invited to voice their opinions on whether or
not a public access compost site is needed in northern Porter County at a
town hall meeting set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 8.
Staff from the Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County along
with street department officials from north county municipalities will
discuss their experiences at the meeting, which will take place in the
theater of the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitors Center, 1215 North State Road
The event will include a presentation about the operations of a compost
site, followed by a town hall style discussion with attendees.
There are currently two public access compost sites in Porter County:
Valparaiso and Boone Grove.
The Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, is a large scale municipal
composting operation that offers Porter County residents a place to drop off
their yard waste for recycling. The site is run through a partnership
between the district and the city. The Boone Grove site, 440 West 550 South,
offers the same services but is managed solely by the district.
The town of Chesterton and the city of Portage operate compost sites that
are not currently open for public access.
Residents who cannot attend the meeting can still provide feedback by taking
an online survey on the districtís website,
For more information, call 465-3819 or e-mail