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Household Hazardous Waste Collection: June 8, 2024

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

When:

Saturday, June 8th, 2024
9:00am – 2:00pm

Where:

Portage High School
6450 US-6
Portage, IN 46368

Enter at Pan Am Blvd

Note: Documents for shredding will also be collected at this event, for Porter County residents ONLY.

What’s Accepted at this Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Event?

  • Aerosol cans
  • Alcohol-based lotions
  • Ammonia-based cleaners
  • Ammunition
  • Antifreeze
  • Asbestos
  • Auto body filler
  • Auto paint
  • Bathroom cleaners
  • Batteries (household and automotive)
  • Car wax with solvent
  • Cooking oil
  • Corrosives
  • Diesel
  • Disinfectants
  • Drain cleaners
  • Driveway sealant
  • Dry cleaning solvents
  • Expired medications – in original containers (controlled substances not accepted)
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fireworks (consumer grade)
  • Flammable liquids
  • Flares
  • Floor care products
  • Fluorescent tubes (tape together)
  • Fuel-oil based
  • Fungicides
  • Gasoline
  • Gun cleaning solvents
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Kerosene
  • Lighter fluid
  • Medical sharps (needles) – place in hard plastic bottles, like detergent bottles
  • Mercury containing products (fluorescent tubes lights – transport carefully by either taping together (one piece of tape will suffice) or place in the packaging of your replacement bulbs; CFLs, thermometers, thermostats, switches, etc. – seal in a bag)
  • Metal polish
  • Moth balls
  • Nail polish
  • Nail polish remover
  • Oil
  • Oven cleaners
  • Paint (oil-based only; NO LATEX PAINT ACCEPTED)
  • Paint brush cleaner with solvent or TSP
  • Paint stripper
  • Paint thinner
  • Pesticides
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Poisons
  • Primer
  • Rodenticide
  • Rust remover
  • Septic tank degreasers
  • Small helium tanks
  • Small propane cylinders
  • Smoke detectors
  • Swimming pool chemicals
  • Thinners and solvents
  • Toilet bowl cleaners
  • Vaping supplies

If your material isn’t listed, bring it out! We’ll let you know if we accept it.

Items NOT Accepted at HHW Events

  • Commercial hazardous waste
  • Compressed gas cylinders
  • Containers larger than 30 gallons
  • Controlled medications
  • Electronics
  • Fireworks (commercial grade)
  • Latex paint
  • Medical waste other than medicine and sharps
  • Large propane cylinders (BBQ)
  • Radioactive materials

Please Note: We no longer accept latex paint at these HHW events. Learn more about latex paint disposal here.

Details

Date:
June 8
Time:
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Portage High School
6450 US-6
Portage, IN 46368 United States
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