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Is the District part of Waste Management, which collects my garbage?

No. Waste Management is a separate, private company which is not affiliated with the Lake County Solid Waste Management District, which is a governmental entity. Waste Management’s telephone number is (800) 796-9696.

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Can the LCSWMD come to my house to pick up (1) my large screen TV; (2) my paint; (3) other items?

No. The District at this time provides specific locations throughout the county for citizens to bring various recyclable items. Those locations and specific items can be found on the District’s website under the “I Want To Find a Recycling Location” or the “District Services” drop down icon on the District website’s home page.

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Can I bring recyclable items from my business to the District’s facilities/locations?

No. At this time, the District’s programs are currently dedicated to serving the individual citizen's needs. Businesses will need to contact private companies which provide those services.

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I just remodeled my house. Do the District recycling programs or recycling centers accept aluminum or vinyl siding, drywall, or other construction or demolition materials?

No. Depending on the material, some companies do pay for receipt of material. The private companies which provide those services can be found on the District’s website under the “District Services, Miscellaneous Materials” drop down menu.

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I am a teacher. How do I schedule an education program for my class?

Those education programs and registration procedures and forms can be found on the District’s website under the “Education” drop down menu. 

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Other FAQs

Where can I take my used diabetic syringes for disposal?

Sharps can be brought to our Household Hazardous Waste Collections.  We have 1 collection remaining this year.  

Saturday, October 28
Hammond Public Works
601 Conkey St., Hammond
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

Additional information regarding our collections can be found here: 

https://www.lcswmd.com/services/what-can-i-do-with-my-household-hazardous-waste-products/

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Why do you no longer accept car batteries. I will not pay someone to take my old battery. if no one will take it free, it will go in the garbage!

Auto Zone and O'Reilly Auto Parts stores will take your car batteries for free.  O'Reilly's website states that they will give you a $10 O'Reilly's gift card for any unbroken automotive battery.  Both of these locations will also take old motor oil. 

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