The program is a cooperative effort between the
Lake, Porter, and LaPorte County Solid Waste Districts to collect
The program operates a mobile collection unit which changes
locations throughout the three county area. These collection sites
are held on Saturdays starting in the Spring and running through
Fall. This program is not available to businesses. Residents can
participate at any collection held in the county where they live.
In addition to the mobile unit, the program operates a Battery
Collection Program, a Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator
(CESQG) program, and is part of IDEM's Mercury Awareness Program
(MAP). Call the Lake Michigan Districts to find out more on these
programs at 1-800-946-4449 or 1-219-769-3820.
What Can I Dispose Of??
* Automotive Supplies
* Oils and Other Fluids
* Medication (expired or unwanted)
* Mercury Containing Products
* Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLís)
* Fluorescent Tubes
* Thermometers - Silver Bulbs
* Other Mercury Containing Items
* Paint and Related Products
* Oil Based Paint
* Other Poisons
* Sharps (medical needles)
* Waste Fuels
* Other Flammable Liquids
What is NOT Accepted?
*Business / Commercial / Schools / Organizations Hazardous Waste -
Contact us at 1-800-946-4449 for more information on the
Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) program.
*Explosives - Contact your local Fire Department for disposal
*Latex Paint - There are now two options for Lake County residents!
1) If you have enough useable latex paint, take it to the
Paint Recycling and Reuse Program at Hobart City Yard, 340 S. Shelby
Street in Hobart. For questions, contact them at 219-942-6121. 2) If
you only have a small amount remaining in the paint can: remove and
dispose of the lid; stir enough clay kitty litter into the container
until you canít add anymore; let it dry to a solid; then you can
place it out on your trash collection dayÖ.REMEMBER to leave it
UNCOVERED so your waste hauler can see that it is dry and solid.
* Medical Waste and Radioactive Materials