— Community Support —
Metro Recycling recognizes the importance that non-profit organizations have in our communities. For this reason, Metro provides a variety of ways we help support these local organizations.
Opportunity Enterprises or OE, began in 1967. OE started with ten children in the tiny basement of a Valparaiso church. Since then OE has grown into an organization that changes the lives of thousands of individuals with disabilities throughout Northwest Indiana. Metro Recycling recognizes the importance of an organization such as OE in the Valparaiso community. We are proud to support OE and anyone wishing to drop off their paper recycling may do so at Metro Recycling in Valparaiso on behalf of OE. Donations will be given to OE and their Secure Shred company. Customers may also donate any or all of their metal recycling proceeds to help support Opportunity Enterprises. For more information about OE and their mission visit www.oppent.org.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1976. Today, Habitat for Humanity is a true world leader in addressing the issues of poverty housing. Through the work of Habitat, community groups and others have joined together to successfully tackle a significant problem-decent housing for all. Habitat has helped build or repair more than 600,000 houses and served more than 3 million people around the world. Metro supports their cause by allowing customers to donate some or all of their metal recycling proceeds to help support Habitat for Humanity in Griffith, Indiana.
Porter County Master
Porter County residents who are interested in learning more about waste prevention, recycling, composting, and meeting others who have similar interests can register for an extensive class with the Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County and learn how to reduce their impact on the planet. The class is an extensive eight week session scheduled every spring. For more information and to sign up please visit www.itmeanstheworld.org.
Metro Recycling Scholarship Program
We recognize that the communities in which we operate are a key factor in our success and we feel compelled to give back to express our appreciation. In this spirit of giving back, we have set up a Metro Recycling Scholarship which is awarded to three students from Blue Island, Griffith and Valparaiso High Schools each year.
Blue Cap is an organization located in Blue Island, Illinois. They are dedicated to serving infants, children and adults with developmental disabilities through community-based educational, therapeutic, vocational and residential opportunities. Blue Cap offers a wide array of services dedicated to achieving personal growth and dignity for individuals with developmental disabilities.