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



The program is a cooperative effort between the Lake, Porter, and LaPorte County Solid Waste Districts to collect household chemicals.

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.



Phone Number (219) 769-3820

**These collections are for household residents of Lake County, Indiana and are not open to businesses, schools, churches, organizations or residents of another county.  We appreciate your cooperation.


Saturday, 30……9 a.m. to 2 p.m. *Hudson Campbell Center, 455 Massachusetts, Gary


Saturday, 7….9 a.m. to 2 p.m. *Munster Public Works, 508 Fisher Street, Munster


Saturday, 4….9 a.m. to 2 p.m.*Hobart City Barns, 340 South Shelby, Hobart

 Saturday, 11…. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. *Lake County Fair Grounds, 889 Court Street, Crown Point


Saturday, 23….9 a.m. to 2 p.m.*Hammond Public Works, 601 Conkey, Hammond


     Saturday, 27….9 a.m. to 2 p.m.*Highland Public Works, 8001 Kennedy Avenue, Highland


Saturday, 10….9 a.m. to 2 p.m.*Lake County Highway Department, Rt. 2 & Rt. 41

(18211 Wicker Avenue, Lowell)


       Saturday, 15…9 a.m. to 2 p.m. *Griffith Public Works, 134 South Colfax, Griffith


What Can I Dispose Of??

* Aerosols
* Ammunition
* Automotive Supplies
* Antifreeze
* Oils and Other Fluids
* Batteries
* Automotive
* Household
* Corrosives
* Medication (expired or unwanted)
* Mercury Containing Products
* Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL’s)
* Fluorescent Tubes
* Thermometers - Silver Bulbs
* Thermostats
* Other Mercury Containing Items
* Paint and Related Products
* Oil Based Paint
* Thinners
* Solvents
* Pesticides
* Fungicides
* Herbicides
* Insecticides
* Other Poisons
* Sharps (medical needles)
* Waste Fuels
* Diesel
* Gasoline
* Kerosene
* 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 Latex 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 can’t add anymore; let it dry to a solid; then you can place it out on your trash collection day….REMEMBER to leave it UNCOVERED so your waste hauler can see that it is dry and solid.

* Medical Waste and Radioactive Materials


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