All cities and towns in Porter County, excluding Dune Acres, provide curbside collection for their residents.
However, apartments, condos and most other multifamily dwellings in Porter County must contract with a waste hauler for services. Additionally, the residents of unincorporated Porter County as well as Dune Acres must individually contract with private waste haulers for curbside service. We invite you to contact the private waste haulers listed here to arrange curbside recycling pickup.
- Indiana Waste Service, (219) 613-1300
- Republic Services, (219) 662-8600
- Homewood Disposal, (708) 798-1004
- Waste Management of NWI, 1-800-443-5646
- Total Disposal, (219) 944-1800
Whether you have curbside recycling collection from your municipality, contract with a waste hauler, or use our drop-off locations, the guidelines to recycling for all Porter County residents are the same.
Drop Off Recycling
While the District does not provide curbside service, we do provide and service six drop-off locations for residents and businesses that are unable to obtain curbside recycling or have more materials than their totes can contain.
Other Drop Off Locations
Waste or Recyclables
You may take your waste or recyclables to this transfer station; fees may apply.
Homewood Transfer Station
3101 Bertholet Dr., Valparaiso
You may take your waste to these landfills; fees may apply.
Newton County Landfill (Republic)
2243 Indiana 114
Illiana Transfer Station (Republic)
1525 Clay Street
Lake Station, IN 46405
Total Disposal Transfer Station
100 Blaine Street
Gary, IN 46406
Crown Point Transfer (Republic)
865 Wheeler Street
Crown Point, IN 46307
Lowell Transfer Station (Indiana Waste Service)
10204 W 181st Ave.
Lowell, IN 46356
County Line Landfill (Republic)
Forest Lawn Landfill (Republic)
Forest Lawn, MI