Porter County to Provide Free Recycling Containers at Events

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The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County announced today that any organization hosting an event in Porter County can reserve recycling containers for free.

The ClearStream recycling collection containers can be placed next to garbage cans in high traffic areas at events. The district also supplies the clear plastic bags for the collection containers.

“When presented with the option to recycle their waste, most guests choose to do the right thing,” said Therese Davis, executive director of the district. “Organizations and individuals without a supply of recycling containers or the money to purchase them need only borrow ours.”

The containers can be used at fundraisers, church functions, block parties, street fairs, picnics, baseball games and tournaments, open houses, and any gatherings that could potentially generate large amounts of waste. No event is too small to borrow containers. By allowing event guests to separate their waste, organizations can help prevent large amounts of waste from ending up in landfills.

To borrow the containers, call the district at 219-465-3695 at least one week prior to the event to confirm the availability of the ClearStream containers. Once reserved, renters can download a reservation agreement from the district’s website, www.ItMeansTheWorld.org, sign the form and return it into the district.  More information on the program is available on the district’s website, www. ItMeansTheWorld.org.


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