Christmas Tree & Yard Waste Drop-off
The Zigler Road site is for residential use only. Businesses may only use our Westville site for a fee. The Zigler Road site is open while under construction, but we prefer people use the Westville site until it is complete.
North end of Zigler Road (runs along the east side of the LaPorte Co. fairgrounds) just past the grandstands on the west side
Daylight hours, 7 days a week
LIVE Christmas Trees (please, no artificial trees) Leaves (whole or shredded), chipped wood, clean lumber (no nails), grass clippings, yard trimmings and brush, branches up to 6 feet long and 12 inches in diameter, pine needles and pine cones, corn stalks, bark and sod with no more than 4" of dirt.
Preparation of Material
Special kraft paper leaf bags, which may be purchased at local grocery and hardware stores, may be used. If material is transported to the site in plastic bags, THEY MUST BE DUMPED AND THE PLASTIC BAGS TAKEN AWAY AS THEY WILL NOT DECOMPOSE.
If you are dropping off your Christmas Tree, please remove all ornaments and lights.
Residents bringing items to the site must provide their own labor for unloading
Construction debris, rubble, wooden skids, wire, nails, rope or twine, glass metal objects, plastics (any type, including plastic trash bags and Styrofoam), treated or painted wood, plywood, particle board or other non organic materials may not be disposed of at the site nor integrated with otherwise acceptable materials
Final Destination of Materials
All yard waste is then transported to the Indiana Department of Corrections Facility at Westville, IN to be made into compost.