Portage reycling program hasn't been run well

2013-07-22T00:00:00Z Portage reycling program hasn't been run well nwitimes.com
July 22, 2013 12:00 am

Portage's new recycling system has been mismanaged from the beginning. That is why it keeps changing.

A dumpster was not in place the day it started. We were told to use biodegradable bags, and now we can't use them. The recycling dumpsters behind Willow Creek School were always full, so people placed recycling on the ground.

Instead of making sure the dumpsters were emptied, the city put up a sign stating do not put recycling on the ground. The city states it wants to reduce injuries to workers, but has no problem with seniors lugging bags to the street department dumpster.

Now after living in Portage for over 64 years, I have to prove residency.

Portage was the first in Porter County to have EMTs, paramedics, 911 and SWAT. Now it's more concerned with buying land, special interest groups and pet projects such as the university center and new yacht club.

- Meliton Chavez, Portage

Copyright 2014 nwitimes.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Follow The Times

Featured Businesses

Submit a Letter to Editor

We welcome letters from readers on any issue of public interest, and make every effort to publish as many as we can and in a timely manner. The Times will publish only one letter a month from a writer, and be sure to include your name, address and a telephone number for verification. Letters should be 150 words or less. They will be edited.

Letters may be submitted:
  • Via our submission form.
  • Via e-mail.
  • Via fax: (219) 933-3249 or (219) 465-7298
  • Via mail or by hand to our offices:
    • 601 45th Ave., Munster, IN 46321
    • 2080 N. Main St., Crown Point, IN 46307
    • 1111 Glendale Blvd., Valparaiso, IN 46383
    • 3410 Delta Dr., Portage, IN 46368
    • Please mark envelopes with "Attn: Letters"

Questions?

Email Editorial Page Editor Doug Ross or call (219) 548-4360 or (219) 933-3357

Poll

Loading…

Who do you support for Porter County commissioner?

View Results