• Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County Hosts Household Hazardous Waste Collection Eve

    Portage, IN –  The Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County will host the second household hazardous waste collection event on Saturday June 12th at Portage High School located at 6450, U.S. 6 Portage, IN. The event will take place from 9am to 2pm CST.  
    Participants are recommended to enter the site from Pan Am Boulevard, the second entrance north of U.S. 6 on Airport Road.  
    Secure Shred Document Disposal will be at the collection event. Porter County residents are encouraged to drop off old documents including invoices, tax forms, bank papers, pages containing sensitive information and plastic credit cards.  
    At the event Porter County residents can safely dispose of products containing: corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive substances. Common household hazardous waste items include aerosol cans, anti-freeze, oil, batteries (household & automotive), plastic bags, medications, oil based paints, solvents, paint thinners, pesticides, poisons, diesel fuel, kerosene, flammable liquids and ammunition.  
    Items NOT accepted at this event include latex paint, tires, explosives, asbestos, grill propane cylinders, commercial hazardous waste, controlled substances, radioactive materials and large containers over 30 gallons in size. Containers filled with products other than oil are not accepted. Visit www.PorterCountyRecycling.org for a complete list of accepted items. 
    The event will also 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.   
    For those unable to participate on June 12th the third household hazardous waste collection event is scheduled for Saturday, June 26th at Westchester Intermediate School located at 1050 S. 5th Street Chesterton, IN.  The event will take place from 9am-2pm CST. 
    For more information on Porter County collection events, contact the Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County at (219) 465-3694, or visit www.PorterCountyRecycling.org. 
    Many thanks in advance for your consideration.  

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