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Good Response to Dumpster Program

(La Porte, IN) - The dumpster program in the city of La Porte is over for the season.  It will resume in the spring.  The dumpsters are made available in the spring, summer and fall for residents to dispose of things like old furniture and mattresses.


La Porte Code Enforcement Director Jeff Batchelor said there were 120 dumpster loads disposed of properly in 2022.  He thanked citizens for taking advantage of the program.


“It really makes the city look a heck of a lot better when we don’t see the stuff in front of people’s houses,” he said.


The dumpsters are in front of the water department on Lake Street and at the street department on 2nd Street when they’re out for use.  Each dumpster, typicallly, weighs 30 tons.


Batchelor said there is no charge to use the dumpsters, which will be made available again beginning in the spring for the fourth consecutive year.  He said a $50,000 annual grant from the city’s Urban Enterprise Association makes funding the program possible.


"We'll start it up when the weather begins to cooperate again," he said.



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