Mulch and Compost

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 

Valparaiso Compost Site - 2150 W. Lincolnway - Hours: 8am - 5pm - Monday - Saturday

Self-Loading for any Porter County resident is free.

Loading is available for any Porter County resident/business for the following rates:

  • $10 per cubic yard - Loaded, residential
  • $15 per cubic yard - Loaded, businesses
  • Currently fees are for Compost Only.
  • Loading is available Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 9am to 2pm
  • Only payment with check or money order can be paid at the Compost Site.

Delivery is available to City Residents ONLY for the following rates:

  • $15 per cubic yard - Delivered, residential only
  • Minimum order for delivery is two yards.
  • Please visit Public Works to fill out a Permit for Delivery. Permit must be signed by property owner. 
  • Prepayment is required. We accept check or money order only.