Household Hazardous Waste
Mark Your Calendars!
Mark Your Calendars!
2024 Household Hazardous Collection Dates Are Here!
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Current Requests for Proposals
Current Requests for Proposals
We are currently seeking grinding and hauling bids for our compost sites. Attend a Pre-Bid Meeting Monday, May 15th at 9am at the Valpo Compost Site. Quotes are due at 10am on June 3rd.
We are also seeking collection, transportation and processing bids for materials collected from recycling drop-off centers. Attend a Pre-Bid Meeting June 3rd at 9am at the District Office. Quotes are due at 10am on July 2nd.
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Dedicated to Improving the Environment
Dedicated to Improving the Environment
Porter County Recycling provides services and educational programs to help the residents of Porter County reduce, reuse and recycle.
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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.

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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All three compost sites- Boone Grove, Portage, and Valparaiso- will be closed in observance on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, Please note, our offices will also be closed.

All three compost sites- Boone Grove, Portage, and Valparaiso- will be closed in observance on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, Please note, our offices will also be closed. ... See MoreSee Less

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What's in a number? We get tons of questions about recycling plastic. Plastics are tricky! Check out this video from Homewood Disposal to learn more.
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Congratulations to our 2024 Rain Barrel Design Contest winners! โ™ป๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŽ–๐ŸŽจ
1st Place: Boone Grove High School 
2nd Place: Merrillville High School Art Club 
3rd Place: Portage High School Zoology Club 
(in order, left to right)

Congratulations to our 2024 Rain Barrel Design Contest winners! โ™ป๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŽ–๐ŸŽจ
1st Place: Boone Grove High School
2nd Place: Merrillville High School Art Club
3rd Place: Portage High School Zoology Club
(in order, left to right)
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They all look amazing, well done !!! Peace.

Fantastic!

Charissa Wirick

Sooooo cool!

Woot woot Portage High School- Portage Indiana Melissa Bowers

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