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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 Kouts Middle/High School
Household Hazardous Waste Collection at Kouts Middle/High School
July 16, 2022
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kouts Middle/High School
302 E. College Ave.
Kouts, IN 46347
Household Hazardous Waste Collection at Portage High School
Household Hazardous Waste Collection at Portage High School
August 13, 2022
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Portage High School
6450 US-6
Portage, IN 46368
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
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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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And Just Like That...It's Plastic Free July! This month we will be featuring challenges and chances to win fun FREE PRIZES! Be on the lookout Fridays at Noon CT for challenges/giveaways! This month we are spotlighting simple steps to lessen plastic waste. Join Us & Be Part of the Movement! www.plasticfreejuly.org/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Cathy Durham i can see you doing this with the kids!

Did you light up the sky with fireworks?! Recycle old or unwanted fireworks at our upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event. Join us on Saturday July 16, 2022 at Kouts Middle/High School for the 4th collection event of the season! This event will run from 9am to 2pm CT. We cant wait to see you!

Did you light up the sky with fireworks?! Recycle old or unwanted fireworks at our upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event. Join us on Saturday July 16, 2022 at Kouts Middle/High School for the 4th collection event of the season! This event will run from 9am to 2pm CT. We can't wait to see you! ... See MoreSee Less

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How do they get recycled? Very interested in the process

Wow, I didn't know that stuff could be recycled.

Can you take old/expired medications at these events?

Land of the free, because of the brave! Happy 4th of July, from all of us at Porter County Recycling.

Land of the free, because of the brave! Happy 4th of July, from all of us at Porter County Recycling. ... See MoreSee Less

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