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Compost area causing stink in Lake Station

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.

July 21, 2014 6:32 pm
Ogden Dunes man first master recycler in the state

Ogden Dunes man first master recycler in the state

OGDEN DUNES | Jim Biancotti spent the last 15 years of his career in the environmental department of a local steel mill.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am

County compost sites to open March 31

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.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart announces closures, holiday trash schedule

HOBART | The Department of Public Works and City Hall will be closed on Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

November 26, 2013 12:00 am

Fall decorations make good compost

PORTER COUNTY | Don't let fall decorations such as pumpkins, gourds, leaves, mums, corn stalks, hay and more go to waste this year. 

November 03, 2013 12:00 am
Grass clippings continue to be problem, expense

Grass clippings continue to be problem, expense

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.

June 25, 2013 12:00 am

Compost bags will be available in Hobart beginning Monday

HOBART | The compost bag program will begin Monday for Hobart residents.

April 10, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo, Boone Grove compost sites to open April 1

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.

March 24, 2013 7:15 pm
Friendly flushing: Water-efficient toilets help make sustainable homes

Friendly flushing: Water-efficient toilets help make sustainable homes

Commode, can, the Oval Office, and the Super Bowl. Throne, pot, loo, John. The royal flush.

December 13, 2012 12:00 am

Valparaiso could turn sludge savings to earnings

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.

December 02, 2012 8:15 pm

Hobart changes trash pickup schedule because of holiday

HOBART | The Department of Public Works will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

November 20, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo holds summer recycling Green Days

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.

August 23, 2012 5:12 pm

Hobart announces Memorial Day trash pickup schedule

HOBART | The city's Department of Public Works will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

May 24, 2012 12:00 am
Gardeners need a sense of humus

Gardeners need a sense of humus

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.

May 10, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo reminds residents of yard waste rules

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.

April 22, 2012 6:15 pm

Porter County waste district trashes food compost plans

The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County has trashed plans to begin accepting commercial food waste at its Boone Grove compost site.

April 14, 2012 7:30 pm

Mulch, compost available to Porter Co. residents April 9

VALPARAISO | Porter County residents can get mulch and compost from Valparaiso beginning April 9.

March 27, 2012 12:24 pm

Valparaiso almost ready to sell human waste compost

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.

February 18, 2012 7:45 pm
A good cart helps make a good garden

A good cart helps make a good garden

Let us now praise an unsung hero of the garden: the humble garden cart.

January 18, 2012 9:00 pm
A Thanksgiving for garden soil

A Thanksgiving for garden soil

For putting food on our tables, let's give thanks to the soil in our vegetable gardens.

November 23, 2011 9:00 pm
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