COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

Maureen & Dale Berry

SPOTLIGHT ON: Food Waste Warriors

We love the West Lafayette Food Waste Program!  With the West Lafayette Food Waste Program, we have reduced our trash pick-up (for 2 people) to one lightweight 13-gallon bag per week.  We thought at first it would be a lot of work; but it is so easy, anyone can get in the habit of collecting their food waste.
     

The West Lafayette Food Waste Program accepts any vegetable and fruit matter one would put in a compost pile, plus any meat (no bones), dairy and carbohydrate matter (bread, potato, pasta, flour), as well as processed food. 

 

You can drop off your food waste in the green toters at the WL Street and Sanitation Department, 705 S. River Road, WL.
 

We invite you ... to join us in keeping your food waste, and the resulting methane gas, out of our landfills.

Ed Knoth & Kristin Matz

SPOTLIGHT ON: Go Greener Garden Award Winner

Go Greener Garden Award recipients create visually appealing outdoor spaces that do one or more of the following: improve or preserve water quality; use native species; decrease carbon footprints; exclude or minimize the use of fertilizers; convert turf grass to food production spaces; and provide habitat for native species.

 

This is the yard of  Ed Knoth and Kristin Matz of 915 Lindberg Road and they were awarded with the 2018 June-August Go Greener Garden Award at the July 9th West Lafayette City Council meeting.

Rick & Lori Reuss

Previous Go Greener Garden Award Winner

Go Greener Garden Award recipients create visually appealing outdoor spaces that do one or more of the following: improve or preserve water quality; use native species; decrease carbon footprints; exclude or minimize the use of fertilizers; convert turf grass to food production spaces; and provide habitat for native species.

 

Residents are honored in three-month increments, March-May, June-August, and September-November. The artistic sign placed at the awardees property is designed by local artist Susan Doster, and represents three seasons incorporating Indiana native plants and flowers.

Do you know someone in West Lafayette that is helping to promote sustainability in our community? Submit information below to nominate an outstanding member!

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