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  • December closures...

    District offices are closed December 24, 25, 31, and January 1. The EEC and the Reuz Room will be closed December 16, 2019-January 1, 2020.

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  • Fall Leaf Programs

    Leaf collection has ended. The Leaf Drop-Off Program has been extended until December 13th. Please click headline for more information.

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  • Merrillville Uses Recycled Pipes for Stormwater Infrastructure

    The Merrillville Stormwater Utility implemented a new standard for town-owned stormwater infrastructure projects by incorporating pipe that contains at least 40% recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE).​

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  • Drop Off Recycling Center Program Ending (not HHW)

    The LCSWMD has decided to end its Drop Off Recycling Program. This is NOT our Household Hazardous Waste program. Beginning June 1, remaining sites will be gradually closed with all sites closed by October 1, 2019.

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  • Donating and Recycling Old Clothing

    Textile waste and the fashion industry now cause nearly as much pollution and landfill waste as big oil. Going green with your (clothing) habits is more important than ever, and fortunately, it’s fairly easy to mitigate your personal impact on the environment. Start with addressing how you dispose of old clothes. The average American throws out around 70 pounds of textiles every year. To reduce waste, go through your unwanted clothes and divide them based on condition. Then, try an eco-friendly ​

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  • Leaf Drop Off

    The Leaf Drop Off Program begins Monday, April 1, 2019. Please click above for additional information.

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  • Drop Off Recycling-Cedar Lake

    Please click the headline above for information regarding new bins at the Cedar Lake Drop Off Recycling Center.

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  • Information regarding the closure of the Lowell Drop-Off Recycling Center

    Please click for more information regarding the closure of the Drop Off Recycling Center located at Freedom Park in Lowell.

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    Holiday Recycling Tips

    Need to know what you can do with all that wrapping paper and packaging?

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  • Fall Shred Event

    The LCSWMD is sponsoring a free Shred Event for Lake County, Indiana residents.

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  • Ways to Reduce,Reuse and Recycle Your Plastic Containers

    How much of an impact can you have on the environment? Isn't recycling and saving energy something that only adults can do? You might be surprised to learn that you can play a huge role in making a real difference. There are things that you can do at home, at school, or even while spending time in the backyard that can help conserve energy, reduce waste, and ensure that we take good care of the environment. One of the easiest ways for kids to help is learning how to recycle. A lot of the items t​

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  • Visiting the EEC and the Reuz Room

    The EEC and the Reuz Room are open to the public Tuesday - Friday, 2:00pm - 4:00 pm.

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  • Leaf Drop-Off Program begins April 2, 2018

    The Leaf Drop-off Program is for residents of the unincorporated areas of Lake County, Indiana. The program begins April 2, 2018 and runs through April 30, 2018. Material accepted for the program is limited to leaves and twigs. Twigs shall not exceed 3 inches in diameter by 3 feet in length. All material MUST be placed in brown biodegradable yard waste bags. Residents are responsible for the purchase of their own biodegradable yard waste bags.

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    Crown Point Makes Investment for Leaf Pickup

    Crown Point used to transport leaves to an apple orchard along 109th Avenue, but environmental regulations no longer allow it.

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  • LCSWMD Director Leaving District

    John Minear, Executive Director of the Lake County Solid Waste Management District resigned from the District to take a position in the private sector.

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    Compost site in Crown Point scrapped

    CROWN POINT — A proposed leaf and wood chip compost facility in the city has been scrapped.

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    Reuz Room Gives New Life to Repurposed Items

    Piles of donated egg cartons, oatmeal containers and wallpaper, among other items, can get a little messy, Racine Kovach concedes, but it's all stuff that finds a new purpose at the ReUZ Room at the Lake County Solid Waste Management District offices.

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    LCSWMD Combines Offices

    The Lake County Solid Waste Management District combines Merrillville and Hammond offices.

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