Drop Off Recycling

Residents of Lake County, IN have the option to drop off their recyclables at several recycling centers throughout the county. Recycle anytime, but we prefer if you use the drop-off centers between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The centers accept: newspaper; magazines; junk mail; office paper; flattened cardboard; milk and juice containers; aluminum and steel food and beverage cans; glass bottles and jars; plastics (#1-5, and 7).  NO PLASTIC BAGS

Plastic bags are recyclable but CANNOT be placed in Drop-Off Center bins or in curbside recycling bins.  You can visit www.plasticfilmrecycling.org for more information and to find locations to recycle your plastic bags and other plastic films. 

These centers are for Lake County, IN residents only and NOT for businesses. 

NO GARBAGE.  Please do not put garbage in our recycling bins.  This leads to contamination of the entire bin and results in sending the load to the landfill.  Please do not leave larger items (mattresses, appliances, TVs, etc.) at these sites.  This is considered illegal dumping and will result in the closing of the drop-off center.

Click here for a printable recycling poster

Drop Off Recycling Center Locations:

Cedar Lake

Cedar Lake Public Works, 8550 Lake Shore Dr.

Crown Point

Lake County Government Center, 2293 N. Main Street


Dyer Fire Department, 820 213th Street


City of Gary Recycling Department, 900 Madison Street


Lake County Solid Waste Management District
2405 Calumet Avenue, Hammond, IN


Leroy Community Center, 5524 E. 145th Avenue


Freedom Park, 17105 Cline Avenue


Munster Public Works, 508 Fisher Street


Schererville Public Works, 540 Kaeser Blvd.


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