Recycling Containers Available to Borrow for Porter County Events, Gatherings

Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction can help event planners better manage their waste by providing recycling containers to collect aluminum cans and plastic and glass bottles.

The free service is available to use for any special event in Porter County; no event is too small. The event recycling containers are appropriate for softball tournaments, block parties, barbecues, family reunions, 5K races, and any gatherings that could potentially generate large amounts of trash. Public events using the containers will also get a publicity boost with an announcement on the district’s Facebook Page.

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

The staff at the solid waste district recommends the collection containers be placed next to garbage cans in high traffic areas at events. The district even supplies the clear plastic bags that fit into the collection containers.

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

Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction 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.