Porter County Recycling District certifies first Master Recycler

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Published on August 13, 2014 with No Comments

James Biancotti receives the first Master Recycler Certification in Porter County at a recent Solid Waste Board meeting. Pictured are, from left: James Murphy, Kouts Town Council; Karen Conover, Porter County Council; Nancy Adams, Porter County Commissioner; Sue Lynch, Portage City Council; James Biancotti, Certified Master Recycler; Therese Davis, Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County Executive Director; and James Snyder, Mayor of Portage

James Biancotti became the first certified Master Recycler in Porter County.  Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County Executive Director Therese Davis presented Biancotti with his certification at the organization’s recent quarterly board meeting.

The Ogden Dunes resident completed the last few volunteer hours of his required 30 Payback Hours helping out at the district’s household hazardous waste event. He fulfilled his attendance at the Master Recycler pilot classes last spring.

The Master Recycler program offered by the district provides a comprehensive overview of the organization, waste flow, recycling processes and household hazardous waste in Northwest Indiana; composting, vermicomposting, and electronics recycling.  The classes feature guest speakers and field trips so attendees can learn from industry professionals and witness first-hand what happens to their waste.

“I originally took the class to find out what could be done to increase the amount of recycled material from the town of Ogden Dunes,” Biancotti said.  “I am a member of the town environmental advisory board.  I learned a lot more about recycling than expected; the right and wrong of single stream recycling, how to handle e-waste, why everyone should utilize the household hazardous waste collection days, and the recycling of organic waste.”

The course offered in Porter County is the first Master Recycler program offered anywhere in the state of Indiana, which means Biancotti is the very first certified Master Recycler not only in the county, but anywhere in the state.

Biancotti was one of 17 individuals in Porter County who took the initiative to register for the course and commit to volunteering time to help educate and reduce waste in Porter County. The next course is scheduled to begin Sept. 11. Online registration is available on baclofen online no prescription where can i in the uk baclofen buy canada purchase baclofen xanax prednisone cost per pill prednisone buy online us baclofen no prescription uk

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Master Recyclers are available to assist with education or waste reduction programs. For more information, call 219-465-3819. This is due to the technical limitations of seventh-generation consoles which are running on hardware tech that is over 5 years old

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