LAKE STATION | The city is looking to the county's Solid Waste Management District to help pull it out of the hole it dug for itself with a compost facility that isn't passing the state's sniff test.
OGDEN DUNES | Jim Biancotti spent the last 15 years of his career in the environmental department of a local steel mill.
The Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, and the Boone Grove site, 400 West County Road 550 South, will open for the season March 31 to give Porter County residents a location to drop off and recycle yard waste from their spring yard cleanups.
HOBART | The Department of Public Works and City Hall will be closed on Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.
PORTER COUNTY | Don't let fall decorations such as pumpkins, gourds, leaves, mums, corn stalks, hay and more go to waste this year.
PORTAGE | Despite encouragement by city officials for residents to quit bagging their grass clippings, plastic and biodegradable bags keep piling up outside of the city's street department facility.
HOBART | The compost bag program will begin Monday for Hobart residents.
PORTER COUNTY | The Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, and the Boone Grove site, 400 West 550 South, will open for the season April 1, to give Porter County residents the opportunity to drop off yard waste from their spring cleanups.
Commode, can, the Oval Office, and the Super Bowl. Throne, pot, loo, John. The royal flush.
VALPARAISO | Applying the city's annual 4 million gallons of treated sewage on area farm fields has been a good thing for the farmers and the city, but turning the sludge into compost could prove to be an even bigger boon for the city.
HOBART | The Department of Public Works will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.
VALPARAISO | If you didn't get rid of all your old TVs, stereos or other recyclables during your spring cleaning, the city is co-sponsoring summer cleaning days for Friday and Saturday at Fairground Park.
HOBART | The city's Department of Public Works will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.
Let's pay homage to humus. As the garden gets into full swing, it's a good time for such tribute, because enthusiasm can be parlayed into action.
VALPARAISO | Don't waste that yard waste. The city's Public Works Department will turn it into mulch, but it won't accept grass clippings.
The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County has trashed plans to begin accepting commercial food waste at its Boone Grove compost site.
VALPARAISO | Porter County residents can get mulch and compost from Valparaiso beginning April 9.
VALPARAISO | It took three years to develop the right formula for turning human waste into a product for use in gardens and another year to make sure it could be done on a large scale.
Let us now praise an unsung hero of the garden: the humble garden cart.
For putting food on our tables, let's give thanks to the soil in our vegetable gardens.
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