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.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Toxic waste is a growing problem. It’s estimated that the average household disposes one pound of hazardous waste each year. Rather than release toxins into our environment, household hazardous waste collections are available throughout the Spring, Summer and early Fall seasons for proper disposal of harmful products containing dangerous materials. 2022 season dates are set!
Season is in full swing. Next upcoming event is scheduled for October 8 at the Porter County Expo Center. Participants are asked to enter the event from Gate 3. Event will run from 9am to 2pm CT.
This event will feature tire collection.
At upcoming collection events, Porter County residents can dispose of clean and dry plastic bags, plastic film wraps, grocery bags and plastic wrapping. Water softener bags are not be accepted.
Beyond plastic bags residents can dispose of products containing: corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive substances. Common household hazardous waste items include anti-freeze, motor oil, batteries (household & automotive), fluorescent bulbs, oil based paints, deck stains, and household smoke detectors.
Got Questions? Contact the District Office today via email@example.com or at 219-465-3694.
We can’t wait to see you soon!
Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
Where Can I Recycle…
Recycling Other Items
Can’t find where to recycle a certain item? Search our resource library to find a location.
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.
Dive deeper into Northwest Indiana’s diverse environment, conservation efforts, management principles and other ways to recycle.