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Put Leftover Chemicals In Their Place!
Put Leftover Chemicals In Their Place!
Dispose of household chemicals, batteries, gasoline, pesticides, smoke detectors and so much more at our next Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event!

Visit a Compost Site

Recycle a wide range of household items, drop off organic yard waste, pick up mulch and compost, and more! Select a location to learn more; note that the Boone Grove and Portage Compost Sites are closed for the season between December and March.

Upcoming Events

Household Hazardous Waste Collection at Porter County Expo
Household Hazardous Waste Collection at Porter County Expo
October 8, 2022
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Porter County Expo Center
215 E. Division
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Where Can I Recycle It?

Whether you have coffee cans full of used batteries, a collection of old eyeglasses, a pile of tires, or something else to dispose of, we can help. Discover drop-off locations for some of our most requested items and search our directory for more unusual items.

Education

Porter County Recycling offers educational, interactive programs designed to help adults and children learn about topics ranging from recycling to composting to the contributions that insects make in breaking down waste. Our K-8 programs are free to Porter County Schools and meet Indiana State Academic Standards.

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Join us in welcoming our new Public Relations Coordinator, Gabrielle! After receiving her degree in Communications from Ball State, she brings our organization experience in social media, content creation and public relations. Her favorite part of the job is working for an organization with an impactful purpose. The amount of people in the community that are involved in recycling efforts, call with questions, and offer to help has been an excellent surprise. 

Gabrielles favorite recycling tip is: Dont be a wishcycler. Its a personal effort to step up your recycling game, so when in doubt research it or give us a call! In her free time, Gabrielle enjoys art, travel, and athletics. Stop by and say hi to Gabrielle!

Join us in welcoming our new Public Relations Coordinator, Gabrielle! After receiving her degree in Communications from Ball State, she brings our organization experience in social media, content creation and public relations. Her favorite part of the job is working for an organization with an impactful purpose. The amount of people in the community that are involved in recycling efforts, call with questions, and offer to help has been an excellent surprise.

Gabrielle's favorite recycling tip is: Don't be a "wishcycler". It's a personal effort to step up your recycling game, so when in doubt research it or give us a call! In her free time, Gabrielle enjoys art, travel, and athletics. Stop by and say hi to Gabrielle!
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Good Morning Recycling family!

We are pleased to announce, the dates for our 2023 upcoming Master Recycler class. The class will begin on Wednesday, March 1st, at 6:00pm, along with the next four Wednesdays following, ending March 29th.

This class is geared toward area residents with interest in waste reduction, recycling, and composting. The course features guest speakers and field trips that help students gain environmental knowledge beyond their curbside bin.

Registration forms will be posted online via our website and newsletter at the beginning of February, with final registration due by February 22nd. The class is limited to 30 participants and costs $30 payable via Stripe or PayPal. Applicants that apply after the class is full will be placed on a waiting list and notified when the next course is scheduled. Once training is completed, class participants commit to 30 hours of volunteer time to inspire others in their community to reduce waste in the home and at work.

If this is something you may be interested in and would like more information please contact us at gabrielle@portercountyrecycling.org, info@portercountyrecycling.org or (219)465-3694.
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