The Portage and Valparaiso Street Departments collect electronics curbside for recycling from residents. This service is available through partnership with the Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction District. Not all waste haulers across Northwest Indiana will pick up electronics from their customers. Porter County residents have several options available for quick and easy electronics recycling.
Electronics Recycling Locations
The state of Indiana passed legislation that went into effect Jan. 1, 2011, prohibiting households, public schools, and small businesses from mixing unwanted computer monitors, computers, televisions, printers, computer peripherals (such as keyboards and mice), DVD players, video cassette recorders or fax machines with municipal waste that is intended for disposal at a landfill or by burning or incineration.
The goal of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management is to keep computers and other electronics out of landfills through reuse, remanufacturing and recycling. For more information on the hazards of electronics and the benefits of proper disposal and recycling, visit the state’s website.
We contract with Green Wave to recycle the electronics we collect.
Did You Know?
In 2021, Porter County residents recycled 418,059 lbs. of electronics through our program, which we sponsored for $53,498.