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  • Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County Household Hazardous Waste 6/11/22

    Portage, IN – The Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County will host the second household hazardous waste collection event for the season on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Portage High School located at 6450   US-6,Portage, IN. Participants are asked to enter at Pan Am Boulevard. The event will take place from 9am to 2pm CST. 
    Secure Shred Document Destruction will be on site at the event from 9am to 2pm CST. Area residents are encouraged to dispose of old or unwanted documents and papers at the event. Porter County residents are asked to be advised that June 11th is the only date for the 2022 season where Secure Shred will be on site accepting papers at the collection.  
    The event will feature a free gas can exchange. Porter County 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 for recycling. 
    Beyond plastic bags residents can dispose 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, non-narcotic medications, oil based paints, deck stains, pool chemicals, pesticides, and household smoke detectors. 
    Items NOT accepted at this event include electronics, latex paint, tires, grill propane cylinders, and large containers over 55 gallons in size. Visit www.PorterCountyRecycling.org for a complete list of accepted items. 
    For those unable to participate on June 11, 2022 the third household hazardous waste collection event for the season is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Chesterton High School, located  at 2125 S. 11th Street, Chesterton, IN. The event will take place from 9am to 2pm CST. 
    For more information on Porter County collection events, contact the Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter Countyat (219) 465-3694, or visit www.PorterCountyRecycling.org.

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