Thank you for your interest in the Household
Hazardous Waste Program. This program provides service to household
residents of Lake County, Indiana. Residents of Lake County, Indiana
can participate at any collection event.
The program is not available
to businesses, churches, organizations or those who live outside
Lake County, Indiana. This program is a mobile program which changes
event locations throughout Lake County, Indiana.
The collection events are held
eight (8) Saturdays beginning in April through October.
Saturday, 8th…… from 9 am to 2 pm; Lake County Fairgrounds, 889
Court Street, Crown Point
Saturday, 6th …. from 9 am to 2 pm; Hudson Campbell Center, 455
Saturday, 3rd ……from 9 am to 2 pm; Hobart City Barns, 340 South
Saturday, 10th .….from 9 am to 2 pm; Munster Public Works, 508
Fisher Street, Munster
Saturday, 22nd….from 9 am to 2 pm; Whiting Public Works, 1915 Front
Saturday, 26th ....from 9 am to 2 pm; Highland Public Works, 8001
Kennedy Avenue, Highland
Saturday, 9th….from 9 am to 2 pm; Lake County Highway Dept., 18211
Wicker Avenue, Lowell
Saturday, 14th …from 9 am to 2 pm; Griffith Public Works, 134 South
Please see the list below the
schedule for items accepted through the program.
What Can I Dispose Of?
* Automotive Supplies
* Oils and Other Fluids
* Medication (expired or unwanted)
* Mercury Containing Products
* Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL’s)
* 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
*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 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