Miscellaneous Materials Recycling

Please be sure to call first.  Businesses may change what they accept at any time without notice.  

Earth911 is an additional resource for recycling information.

 

If you are looking to donate a usable item, check this out...

 

Automotive Fluids (antifreeze and oil)

**contact your local oil change facility to see if they accept old fluids.

Dyer Auto
1474 Joliet St.
Dyer, IN 46311
 

Duke of Oil

Jiffy Lube

Oil Express

Oil Exchange (oil only)
1498 N. Main Street
Crown Point, IN 46307
(219) 663-6200
 
Safety Kleen (large amounts)
601 Riley Rd.
East Chicago, IN
(219) 397-1131
 
 

Boat and Car Batteries

Auto Scrap Yards

AutoZone

Batteries + Bulbs

O'Reilly's Auto Parts

Books

Contact any library

Better Word Book
(800) 894-0242
 
Discover Books
(888) 402 2665
 
Clothing
 
Clothing in good condition can be donated to a local thrift shop or Goodwill.  You can also find a drop location using the following link http://www.usagain.com/
 

Denim

Blue Jeans Go Green
bluejeansgogreen.org
 

Document Shredding

Office Depot
 
Opportunity Enterprises
2801 Evans Ave.
Valparaiso, IN
 

Staples

UPS Stores

 

Eyeglasses

Lion's Club

Furniture

Habitat for Humanity Restore
Call for pick up
 
Gary/Griffith Restore
6114 Ridge Rd.
Gary, IN
(219) 923-7265
 
Merrillville Restore
3823 E. Lincoln Hwy.
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 940-3216
 
 

Glass (Windows)

No recycling program available.  Contact waste hauler.

Helium Tanks

Helium Tanks (small) can be brought to our Household Hazardous Waste Collections.  Click here for more information. 

Ink Cartridges

Office Depot
 

Staples

 

Large Garbage Items

If you have a garbage item, please call a garbage hauler for disposal. 

Waste Management:  (800) 796-9696

Republic Services:  (219) 310-2300

 

Light Bulbs

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs can be taken to Home Depot, Lowe's, Menard's, or Office Depot for disposal

Fluorescent Tubes should be brought to our Household Hazardous Waste Collections or any Menard's location.  More information can be found here.  Businesses can take fluorescent tubes to Office Depot. 

Incandescent "regular" light bulbs and LED bulbs can be thrown in the garbage.

Oil (Motor Oil)

Dyer Auto
1474 Joliet St.
Dyer, IN 46311
 
Future Environmental (30 gallons or more)
(708) 479-6900 (call for pick up)
 
RS Used Oil Services (30 gallons or more)
(708) 534-9300
 
Safety Kleen (call for quantity limits)
601 Riley Rd.
East Chicago, IN
(219) 397-1131
 
Oxygen Tanks
 

Users should look at the ring around the top of the tank to find the manufacturer and contact that company for disposal information.  Users may also contact local oxygen tank suppliers to see if they will accept the tank. 

Plastic Bags

Most grocery stores have plastic bag recycling in the entryway.  The following link will help you find locations in your area.

www.plasticfilmrecycling.org

 

Railroad Ties

Call Sandy VanBuren @ Republic Services: (219) 921-1552 or email @ svanburen@republicservices.com

Shoes

Croc Shoes
crocscares.com
Michigan City Lighthouse Place Outlet
517 Lighthouse Pl
(219) 879-5222

Athletic Shoes 
Nike Factory Store - Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets
917 Lighthouse Place, Suite #917
Michigan City, IN
(219) 879-1320
Mon-Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Sun: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.
Drop off your worn out athletic shoes at a Nike Reuse-A-Shoe bin to turn into sport surfaces and more.

Soles4Souls
www.soles4souls.org

TerraCycle
(866) 967-6766
customersupport@terracycle.net
www.terracycle.com

www.shoeboxrecycling.com

www.usagain.com
Visit website for locations. Boxes around Lake County accept clothes, shoes and household textiles that are ready to be re-worn, reused or recycled. Household textiles include tablecloths, towels, beddings, blankets, bedspreads, etc. Must be clean and dry and dropped off in tied plastic bags. A sturdy plastic bag protects the clothes from dirt and simplifies handling.

Athletic shoes
oneworldrunning.com

Smoke Detectors

Please check the back of your smoke detector for disposal information.  Many smoke detectors have an 800 number for you to contact for more information. 

Curie Environmental Services
(505) 888-9392
info@curieservices.com
www.curieservices.com

Dicon Global
20 Steelcase Rd., W., Unit 3
Markham, Ontario L3R 1B2, Canada
(800) 387-4219
Accepts brands: American Sensors, Dicon Global, Garrison, North-American

Family Safety Products
Returns
2879 Remico St. SW
Grandville, MI 49418
(616) 530-6540
www.familysafetyproductsinc.com

First Alert
Customer Service Disposal
3901 Liberty St. Rd.
Aurora, IL 60504
(800) 323-9005
www.firstalert.com
Accepts brands: BRK and First Alert

Gentex
Returns
600 N. Centennial St.
Zeeland, MI 49464
(800) 436-8391
http://www.gentex.com/corporate/sustainability  

Honeywell
Returns
1985 Douglas Dr. N., Dock 4, (MN10)
Golden Valley, MN 55422
(800) 328-5111
customer.honeywell.com/Business/Cultures/en-US/Default.htm

Invensys Controls
"For Disposal Only"
28C Leigh Fisher Blvd.
El Paso, TX 79906
(800) 445-8299
Accepts: Firex

Kidde
1394 S. Third St.
Mebane, NC 27302
(800) 880-6788
Accepts: LifeSaver, Nighthawk, Kidde

Masterguard
801 Hammond St., #200
Coppell, TX 75019
(877) 453-3473

System Sensor
3825 Ohio Ave.
St. Charles, IL 60174
(800) 736-7672
www.systemsensor.com

Triad Safety Systems
4595 Airport Rd.
Kearney, NE 68847
(800) 240-7681

The USPS has additional information regarding the disposal of smoke detectors.  Click here for more information.   

Tapes (cassette, VHS, beta)

GreenDisk.com

Textiles

www.usagain.com

Visit website for locations. Boxes around Lake County accept clothes, shoes and household textiles that are ready to be re-worn, reused or recycled. Household textiles include tablecloths, towels, bedding, blankets, bedspreads, etc. Must be clean and dry and dropped off in tied plastic bags. A sturdy plastic bag protects the clothes from dirt and simplifies handling.

Treated Lumber

Call Sandy Van Buren @ Republic Services:  (219) 921-1552

Illiana Disposal-Lake County C & D Landfill-Lowell
10209 W. 181st Ave.
Lowell, IN 46356
(219) 662-8600
Min. fee $20; accepted: scrap lumber, bricks, concrete, stone, glass, wallboard, roofing, plumbing fixtures, wiring and non-asbestos insulation
NOT ACCEPTED: fluorescent light fixtures, appliances, asbestos containing material, HHW.

Illiana Transfer Station 
Lake Station
1525 Clay St.
Lake Station, IN 46405
(219) 963-9400
Min. fee $50
Accepted: dirt, furniture, construction debris, treated lumber, pretty much anything
NOT ACCEPTED: tires, HHW, paint cans, organic waste.

Trophies

Awards Mall
http://www.awardsmall.com/Trophy-Recycling_ep_46.html
 
 
Lamb Awards & Engraving
http://www.lambawards.com/recycle.html
(800) 877-1448
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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