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Dumpster Program Coming Back

(La Porte, IN) - The dumpster program in La Porte is coming back. This will be the third consecutive year dumpsters are provided for citizens to dispose of unwanted items at no cost.


Code Enforcement Director Jeff Batchelor said two dumpsters would be set out at the exact locations as last year. One site is behind the fence at the street department at 1206 2nd Street, and another is by the water department at 1119 Lake Street.


The dumpsters are expected to be set out around the first of April but possibly sooner, depending on the weather. Batchelor says much of the materials disposed of in the dumpsters are old household items like couches and mattresses.  


Batchelor said the program is funded by a $50,000 donation from the city's Urban Enterprise Association and $10,000 from the code enforcement budget.


More than 200 dumpster loads were disposed of last year. The program extends the mayor's commitment to clean up the city and keep it clean.

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