We all have them; old bottles and cans of pesticides, gasoline, fertilizer, oil, etc., in our garages, sheds and basements. Sometimes the containers are so old, the labels are unreadable!
We sponsor a number of mobile household hazardous waste collection events each year to help Porter County residents responsibly dispose of these unwanted products. There is no permanent location in the county that accepts these products on a regular basis. Residents in Lake County & LaPorte County have their own collections, sponsored by their solid waste districts.
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the average household disposes of one pound of hazardous waste each year. “Household hazardous waste” or “HHW” are unwanted products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients that require special care upon disposal. Learn more about managing HHW.
In 2018, the district spent $207,494 on the collection, transportation and recycling/disposal of materials collected from 2,323 participating Porter County residents.
The Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction District is officially announcing the dates for its annual series of Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days. Household Hazardous Waste or “HHW” are unwanted products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients that require special care upon disposal.
The District sponsors collection days throughout the year that allow Porter County residents to safely dispose of these materials. Acceptable materials include household cleaners, pesticides, kerosene, gasoline, oil-based paints, antifreeze, solvents and much more. A longer list of accepted items can be found at https://www.portercountyrecycling.org/recycling….
Please note: These Household Hazardous Waste Collection days are still scheduled to go forward as of 3/17/2020. Please check our website and facebook page for information regarding potential cancellations due to the coronavirus.
The dates and collection sites are as follows: