Lake County Solid Waste

Management District

Merrillville Municipal Complex 7820 Broadway Merrillville, IN  46410
219-769-3820 FAX: 219-769-3890

Main office in Merrillville 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m. Monday through Friday
Closed 12noon-1p.m. daily for lunch


Lake County Indiana residents can recycle their electronics for FREE at the following locations. These locations listed below are strictly for electronics from a home as these are small centers and are NOT open to any business or organization.

Lowell Street Department
598 Union Avenue
Lowell, IN
Hours: 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Whiting City Garage
1915 Front Street
Whiting, IN
Hours: 8:00 am until 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Hobart City Barns
340 S. Shelby
Hobart, IN
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday thru Friday

Crown Point Street Department
611 N. Jackson Street
Crown Point, IN
Hours - 7:30 a. m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday

Cedar Lake Public Works Dept.
8550 Lakeshore Drive
Cedar Lake, IN
Hours - Monday thru Friday 7am to 3pm

Munster Public Works Dept.
508 Fisher Street
Munster, IN
Hours - Monday thru Friday, 7am to 2pm

Hammond Public Works
601 Conkey Street
Hammond, IN
Hours - Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

If you are a Gary resident your community provides electronic recycling services for you. Gary residents can call 219-881-1300 for further information.

Items Accepted:

Computers (PC's & Laptops)
Palm Pilots
Zip Drives
Keyboards, cords & mice
Hard Drives
Adding Machines
Cell Phones
Fax Machines
DVD Players
Electronic Games (Nintendo, PlayStation, etc.)

Other Solutions:

Best Buy - The following was reported in a WasteAge article on January 26, 2009. Best Buy began taking e-waste recycling nationwide on 2-15-09. Consumers will be allowed to drop off two items, per household each day, free of charge. A $10.00 recycling fee will be charged per unit for items with screens such at televisions, monitors and laptop computers. Consumers will receive a $10.00 gift card in exchange for the recycling fee, except in its California stores or for the company's exclusively branded products.

Stores also will not accept televisions or monitors larger than 32 inches, console televisions, appliances, microwaves and items that contain Freon. Contact a local Best Buy store for more information.

Dell - Dell offers free returns on all Dell branded products. For more information go to

Did You Know?

Your printer cartridges can be refilled or recycled at Walgreens.

Office Depot and Staples offers electronic recycling, too! Contact them to see what they are currently offering.



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