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Any resident wishing to place a Dumpster in a city street, alley or right of way, must file a Dumpster Permit with Public Works. There is no cost. The permit should be completed 48 hours in advance of placement and will require approval by the director. Your waste hauler must have proof of insurance and the Dumpster must be marked with reflective tape or barricades. Find the Dumpster Permit, here.
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The city of Valparaiso observes only 6 holidays throughout the year: New Years Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. For more information, click here.
If a tree in the right of way appears to be dead or in poor health, please contact Public Works at 462-4612 and request an inspection. Any necessary pruning or removal will be performed by Public Works. For more information, click here.
Public Works has conducted inspections on all city sidewalks and necessary repairs/replacement are prioritized according to severity. Homeowners may inquire if their sidewalk is included in scheduled work. If not, an inspection may be requested as conditions may have declined. Homeowners may replace the sidewalk at their own expense if replacement is not scheduled by Public Works. If you would like to replace your sidewalk at your own expense, please contact Public Works first.
Please contact our office at (219)462-4612.
Recycling is a great way to reduce your trash output, however, we know there are times when an extra pick up is necessary for larger items. Contact Public Works, (219) 462-4612 if you do put anything outside of your container. All items should only be placed out for collection on your trash day.
NIPSCO maintains the dusk to dawn lights in the city. You can contact them at 1-800-464-7726 or visit their website here.
Yes. City Ordinance states that after any accumulation of 2 inches or more residents are required to remove their vehicle from the roadway until snow has been cleared.
Please call (219) 462-4612 and our crews will remove it off the street. The crews will not come onto residential property for pickup. If you find dead wildlife in your yard, notify the Porter County Health Department at 465-3525 for instructions on safe removal.
Grass should never be placed in your city trash or recycle containers. For more information, click here.
Trash and recycling may be picked up at anytime on your collection day. Please have all items out by 7:00 am for pick up to ensure pickup.
In spring, Public Works will repair the damage to the lawn, filling low spots with raked topsoil and spreading grass seed. Contact Public Works at (219) 462-4612.
Several times during the year the Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County has collection events. For more information, click here.
Trash & Recycling are broken down into 4 different days/sections.For more information, click here.
Yes, extra trash in excess of one (1) cubic yard will be charged $15 per cubic yard. Extra Trash fees will be a separate line item on your utility bill. For any extra trash/large pickup, please contact Public Works at (219) 462-4612 or visit our website, here.