pesticides

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A state Senate bill aims to crack down on farmers and others who deliberately misuse pesticides like dicamba while giving people with minor pesticide violations a break. The bill passed unanimously in a Senate committee on Monday.

Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County

PORTER COUNTY - The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, October 10th from 9am to 2pm at the Porter County Expo Center and Fairgrounds at 215 E Division Rd in Valparaiso.

The district will also be collecting used tires as well as clean and dry plastic bags during this event.

Typically tires are collected in early spring, but due to Covid-19, tire collection will take place at the October 10th Household Hazardous Waste event.

Residents may bring up to 4 tires under 20 inches for free.