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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.

Household Hazardous Waste Schedule

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 July 16, 2022 at Kouts Middle/High School located at 302 E. College Avenue in Kouts, IN. Participants are asked to enter the event from Elizabeth Street. Event will run from 9am to 2pm CT.

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 info@portercountyrecyling.org or at 219-465-3694.

We can’t wait to see you soon!

Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

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Drop-Off Recycling Locations

Whether you have more recyclables than can fit in your curbside bin or don’t have access to one, our six drop-off locations allow Porter County residents and business to recycle wherever they are.

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.

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Electronics

latex paint recycling

Latex Paint

battery recycling

Batteries

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Fluorescent Bulbs

prescription medications disposal

Prescription Medications

smoke detectors recycling

Smoke Detectors

tire recycling

Tires

treated lumber recycling

Treated Lumber

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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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