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Zoom Presentations:

Do you have questions about what can go in your curbside recycling bin or how best to encourage proper recycling in your workplace? Is your business, garden club, nonprofit, or community organization looking to gain a deeper understanding of recycling in Porter County?

The Recycling and Waste Reduction District is now hosting free virtual talks to help organizations learn the ins and outs of the county’s waste reduction efforts. Customizable discussions are hosted online via the Zoom platform.

Your group can gain valuable insights and practical tips about topics like:

Curbside Recycling

Porter County’s Large Scale Compost Sites

Special Event Recycling

Electronics Recycling

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

And More!

The Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County is an agency dedicated to improving the environment and quality of life by providing services and educational programs which help residents reduce, reuse, and recycle. We always welcome your feedback! Contact us at or visit us online at

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Master Recycler Program:

Take your waste reduction knowledge to the next level and make a difference! 

This class is ideal for Porter County residents and those who work in the county who are interested in learning more about waste prevention, recycling, composting, and meeting others who have similar interests. 

The course features guest speakers and field trips that will help students gain environmental knowledge beyond their curbside bin.  

Topics include:

  • Waste prevention
  • Recycling processes
  • Household hazardous waste and alternatives
  • Vermicomposting and home composting
  • Water quality protection
  • Other recycling opportunities

The class is limited to 30 participants and costs $30. Applicants that apply after the class is full will be placed on a waiting list and notified when the next course is scheduled. Once training is completed, class participants commit to 30 hours of volunteer time to inspire others in their community to reduce waste in the home and at work.

If you're interested in the assistance of a Master Recycler, email or call 465-3819.


Master Recyclers, enter your hours online.