Lake County Solid Waste

Management District

Merrillville Municipal Complex ∑ 7820 Broadway ∑ Merrillville, IN  46410
219-769-3820 ∑ FAX: 219-769-3890 ∑ lcswmd@lcswmd.com

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

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE



 


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.

LAKE COUNTY SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

2014 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE SCHEDULE

**This program is for residential household hazardous waste for Lake County, Indiana residents and is NOT for businesses, schools or organizations.  Businesses, schools and organizations of Lake County, Indiana can call 1-800-946-4449 for resource information.  Thank you for understanding the program restrictions.**

This program has ended for 2014. The 2015 schedule will be posted in March of 2015. Thank you for your interest and participation in this program.
 

NIRPC will conduct their Gas Can Exchange Program in conjunction with the Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 9:00 to 2:00 pm at the Lake County Fair Grounds in Crown Point. You must bring in an old gas can to exchange for a new, environmentally friendly 2.5 gallon gas can. Limit one gas can per person while supplies last. Any questions regarding this program contact NIRPC at 219-763-6060.


 

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 (CFLís)
* 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 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
 


     

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