• Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event 10/9/21

    Valparaiso, IN –  The Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County will host the sixth and final household hazardous waste collection event for the year on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at the Porter County Expo located at 215 E. Division Road Valparaiso IN. The event will take place from 9am to 2pm CST. Participants are asked to enter the site from Gate 3. 
    Porter County residents can dispose of tires at the event. Tire fees may apply. Limit four free tires up to 19” in size per household. Each additional tire up to 19” per household is $3.00. 20”-25” inch tires are $5.00. Tires over 25”are $15.00. Tire fees payable via check or cash at the event.  
    The event will feature a free gas can exchange sponsored by NIRPC – the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission. Area residents can exchange old gas cans for eco-friendly 2.5 gallon gas cans. Supplies are limited. Gas cans will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.   
    Porter County residents can dispose of clean and dry plastic bags, plastic film wraps, grocery bags and plastic wrapping. Water softener bags will not be accepted.   
    Beyond plastic bags residents can dispose of products containing: corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive substances. Common household hazardous waste items include anti-freeze, motor oil, batteries (household & automotive), fluorescent bulbs, medical sharps, oil based paints, deck stains, pool chemicals, pesticides, and household smoke detectors. 
    Items NOT accepted at this event include electronics, latex paint, grill propane cylinders, and large containers over 55 gallons in size. Visit www.PorterCountyRecycling.org for a complete list of accepted items. 
    For more information on the collection event contact the Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County at (219) 510-1124, or visit www.PorterCountyRecycling.org

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