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Therese Davis

Porter County ups recycling fee by $5

VALPARAISO | For the first time since Porter County instituted a fee for recycling, businesses will have to pay along with residents beginning in January.

September 16, 2014 5:30 pm

County waste fee targeted for 25 percent increase

VALPARAISO | The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County is poised to boost the annual fee charged of each household from $15 to $20.

August 23, 2014 11:00 pm

Valpo parks to start recycling program by spring

VALPARAISO | Parks are all about being green, and the city's Park Board is looking at being even greener by spring and saving some green along the way.

September 25, 2013 10:00 pm

Porter County residents can borrow recycling containers for events

PORTER COUNTY | Churches, schools, towns and anyone planning events in Porter County can encourage their guests to recycle aluminum cans and plastic bottles by using recycling event containers, provided free of charge by the Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County.

June 09, 2013 7:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Mow down improper yard waste

If it's hard to teach old dogs new tricks, teaching old gardeners might be tricky.

May 28, 2013 12:00 am

Portage urging residents to rethink how they cut grass

PORTAGE | Breaking habits can be difficult, even when it comes to something as simple as cutting the lawn.

May 18, 2013 7:00 pm
County recycling districts offer different service levels

County recycling districts offer different service levels

With vastly differing budgets, the Lake County Solid Waste Management District and the Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction District are worlds apart in what they can offer people who recycle.

March 24, 2013 10:30 pm Photos



Hobart's paint recycling center now open to Porter County residents

HOBART | Word about Hobart's latex paint recycling center is now spreading to Porter County.

February 02, 2013 5:30 pm

Vendors sought for Earth Day event

VALPARAISO | The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County is accepting online registration for exhibitors for the 2013 Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration on April 20.

October 21, 2012 12:00 am

Increase pitched in waste reduction fee for Porter County

VALPARAISO | Faced with a second year of frozen salaries and a new list of service cuts, the head of the county's recycling and waste reduction district pitched the idea of increasing the annual fee paid by residents.

July 20, 2010 5:15 pm
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