Where, What and How to Recycle
Where, What and How to Recycle
Explore Porter County’s vast network of drop-off locations, events and resources to help you recycle smart.

Compost Sites

Our compost sites located in Valparaiso, Portage and Boone Grove are each uniquely equipped to fulfill variety of needs. Sites feature mulch and compost for pick-up, yard waste drop off, electronics recycling and more. Check out what you can do at a composite site near you.

Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Special Event Recycling

Parties, events, festivals and sports create a large amount of recyclables from plastic bottles to aluminum cans. Special event coordinators are here to help you and your guests recycle without the hassle of a cleanup.

Where Can I Recycle…

We partner with area businesses, groups, and communities throughout Porter County to provide convenient locations to drop off specific recyclables.

electronics recycling


latex paint recycling

Latex Paint

battery recycling


fluorescent bulbs recycling

Fluorescent Bulbs

prescription medications disposal

Prescription Medications

smoke detectors recycling

Smoke Detectors

tire recycling


treated lumber recycling

Treated Lumber

crhistmas tree recycling

Christmas Trees

Recycling Other Items

Can’t find where to recycle a certain item? Search our resource library to find a location.

More Resources

Learn more about how to start recycling curbside, the organizations that work hand in hand with us, and what our communities are doing for a more eco-friendly Porter County.

Start Recycling In Your Neighborhood

If you live in Dune Acres or are an apartment, condo or other multifamily dwellings, contact a waste hauler in your town to set up a recycling curbside service.

Who We Work With

With the help of our municipal partners, Porter County Recycling inspires residents to reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink for a more sustainable world.

Helpful Sites

Dive deeper into Northwest Indiana’s diverse environment, conservation efforts, management principles and other ways to recycle.

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