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Mulch & Compost
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The city of Valparaiso works in conjunction with Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction District to produce compost and mulch from the leaves, brush and logs collected by Public Works. These materials are taken to the Compost Site where along with yard debris from Porter County residents it is processed into mulch and compost. Diverting these materials saves landfill costs, as well as providing valuable landscape material to residents.

How to Get Mulch & Compost

Always verify the availability of mulch and compost first by calling Public Works at 462-4612 

Self-Loading for any Porter County resident is free at the Compost Site (2150 W. Lincolnway) or at Valparaiso Public Works (406 Don Hovey Drive) during regular business hours.

Loading is available at 406 Don Hovey Drive only, for any Porter County resident/business for the following rates:

  • $10 per cubic yard - Loaded, residential
  • $15 per cubic yard - Loaded, businesses

Delivery is available to city residents/businesses inside the city's trash service area only for the following rates:

  • $15 per cubic yard - Delivered, residential
  • $20 per cubic yard - Delivered, businesses  
  • Minimum order for delivery is two yards.
  • Delivery requires pre-payment by cash or check and Permit for Delivery signed by the property owner. Please visit Public Works, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday to make arrangements.

Not sure how much you need? The "Mulch Calculator" will help!