Metro Recycling- News

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Northwest Indiana Celebrates Earth Day April 21st!

The good people of Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction are gearing up for their 13th Northwest Indiana Earth Day, their annual family celebration.

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Program Gives School Recycling Programs a Hand

One Midwestern city is taking an eye-catching, rotationally molded approach to boost recycling - and is capturing more plastic caps in the process.

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China's Recycling Ban: What Do We Do Now?

Thanks to curbside recycling programs, most Americans have developed an "out of sight, out of mind" attitude in regard to their recyclable waste. In fact, many of us are completely unaware that there are numerous materials

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Mountains of US Recycling Pile Up as China Restricts Imports

After you collect your cans, bottles and paper, then put them out by the curb, do you ever think about where everything goes after the truck picks things up? Largely, it goes to China.

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Scrap Yards Enlisted In Fight Against Metal Thefts

Employees of Metro Recycling monitor scrap metal deliveries nonstop on more than a half-dozen computer screens mounted in the company's Griffith plant, while still cameras capture photos of every load of scrap weighed.

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Metro Recycling Offers Educational Presentations

Metro Recycling recognizes the importance of educating the next generation about recycling and the impact it has on the environment. As the 2013-2014 school year begins, Metro Recycling is offering educational presentations for classrooms of all ages throughout the region to promote recycling for everyone. The presentations are designed to be both a fun and educational learning experience for students.

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Metro Recycling Celebrates 25 Years Of Commitment

In 1988, Metro Recycling opened its doors in Blue Island, Illinois with the goal of providing services that would not only impact the environment but offer a valuable service to the community. Now twenty-five years later, Metro Recycling is a leader in the scrap metal recycling industry with three locations in Northwest Indiana and Illinois, and a growing presence throughout the state.

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Metro Recycling Awards 3 College Scholarships

Metro Recycling understands the financial stress placed on families and wishes to help ease the burden where it can. At the end of the 2012-2013 academic year, Metro Recycling awarded $1,000 scholarships to three local students within Blue Island, Griffith, and Valparaiso communities. Scholarship applicants were selected based on academic accomplishments and the applicant's efforts to make his or her school and community a better place.

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Metro Recycling Wins 2012 Go Green Awards

Metro Recycling is honored to be the recipient of two 2012 Go Green Awards for their kids' activities book and website. The national-level advertising awards program, Go Green Advertising Awards (GGA), is developed specifically for the promotion of green-themed products and services. The GGA awards recognize excellence in green advertising efforts and promotion for a more sustainable tomorrow.

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Fans Vote Metro's Scrappy the Turtle, #1

Metro Recycling's mascot, Scrappy the Turtle, has been crowned champion of the Waste and Recycling News 2013 Mascot Madness competition. The Mascot Madness allowed fans to vote from mid-February to mid-April for their favorite waste and recycling mascot.

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Metro Recycling Is Part of Earth Day Event

Metro Recycling will be part of the Northwest Indiana Earth Day Event on April 20. The free event will be held at the Porter County Expo Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Metro Recycling Immerses in Earth Day Celebration

The Expo Center was packed on Saturday with families, friends, businesses, organizations and individuals for the 8th Annual Earth Day Celebration. This event is the largest Earth Day event in Northwest Indiana and the brainchild of thePorter County Waste Reduction District of Porter County. Three buildings were filled with volunteers, interactive displays, patrons, demonstrations and other entertainment, activities for all ages, food, and drink, and exhibitors. All of this in the name of environmental-consciousness.

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Three convenient recycling locations:
Blue Island

(708) 388-1551

13546 S. Western Ave.

Blue Island, IL 60406

Mon-Fri 7am-4:30pm

Sat 7:30am-12:00pm


(219) 922-1830

1501 E. Main St.

Griffith, IN 46319

Mon-Fri 7am-4:30pm

Sat 7am-1pm


(219) 465-1459

2155 W. Lincolnway

Valparaiso, IN 46385

Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm

Sat 8am-1pm