Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County to Host Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County will host the sixth and final household hazardous waste collection event for the year on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at the Porter County Expo on Division Road in Valparaiso. The event will take place from 9am to 2pm CST. Participants are asked to enter the site from Gate 3. The District says Porter County residents can dispose of tires at this event; tire fees may apply. For more information visit the District’s website here .
The event will feature a free gas can exchange sponsored by NIRPC – Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission. Area residents can exchange old gas cans for eco-friendly 2.5 gallon gas cans. Supplies are limited. Gas cans will be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis.
Porter County residents can also dispose of clean and dry plastic bags, plastic film wraps, grocery bags and plastic wrapping. Water softener bags will not be accepted.
Beyond plastic bags residents can dispose of products containing: corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive substances.  Visit the District’s website here for a complete list of accepted items.
For more information on the collection event contact the Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County at (219) 510-1124, or visit www.PorterCountyRecycling.org.