Miscellaneous Materials Recycling

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

Aluminum Siding

Metro Recycling
 
1501 E. Main St.
Griffith, IN 46319
Mon-Fri 7am-4:30pm
Sat 7am-1pm
(219) 922-1830
 
10204 W. 181st Ave.
Lowell, IN 46356
Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
(219) 922-1830
 
www.metrorecycling.net
 

Asbestos

Newton Co. Landfill
(219) 662-8600
(219) 394-2808
Talk to Renee
Accepts: railroad ties, landscape timbers and asbestos

Waste Management
(800) 796-9696
 

Automotive Fluids (antifreeze and oil)

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

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

O'Reilly's Auto Parts

 

Books

Contact any library

Better Word Book
(800) 894-0242
 
Discover Books
(888) 402 2665
 

Cell Phones

Best Buy

2490 E. 79th Ave.
Crossings at Hobart
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 947-9447

 

Concrete

Call Gary Material Supply:  (219) 944-0283

Denim

Blue Jeans Go Green
bluejeansgogreen.org
 

Document Shredding

Office Depot
10332 Indianapolis Blvd.
Highland, IN 46322
 

Staples

Merrillville
8205 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 769-0757
 
Munster
7951 Calumet Ave.
Munster, IN 46321
(219) 513-0769

 

UPS Stores

10769 Broadway
Crown Point, IN 46307
(219) 662-7960
 
903 Joliet St.
Dyer, IN 46311
(219) 322-9004
 
2158 45th Street
Highland, IN 46322
(219) 922-1545
 
417 W. 81st Ave.
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 750-9597
 
228 W. Lincoln Hwy.
Schererville, IN 46375
(219) 322-6968
 

Eyeglasses

Lion's Club

Fire Extinguishers

Household Hazardous Waste Collections (household sizes only)

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
10332 Indianapolis Blvd.
Highland, IN 46322
 

Staples

Merrillville
8205 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 769-0757
 
Munster
7951 Calumet Ave.
Munster, IN 46321
(219) 513-0769
 

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

Lead

Metro Recycling
 
1501 E. Main St.
Griffith, IN 46319
Mon-Fri 7am-4:30pm
Sat 7am-1pm
(219) 922-1830
 
10204 W. 181st Ave.
Lowell, IN 46356
Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
(219) 922-1830
 
www.metrorecycling.net
 

Light Bulbs

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs can be taken to Home Depot, Lowes, or Menards for disposal

Fluorescent Tubes should be brought to our Household Hazardous Waste Collections.  More information can be found here

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

Oil

Future Environmental
(708) 479-6900
 
RS Used Oil Services
(708) 534-9300
 
Safety Kleen
601 Riley Rd.
East Chicago, IN
(219) 397-1131
 
Tredebe Environmental
(219) 397-3951
 

Plastic Bags

Most grocery stores have plastic bag recycling in the entryway

Propane

AmeriGas
2801 E. 175th Street
Lansing, IL
(708) 474-0555
 
AmeriGas
804 E. Morthland Blvd.
Valparaiso, IN
(219) 944-0283
 

Railroad Ties

Call Brian Ridge @ Republic Services:  (219) 863-1441

Scrap Metal

Metro Recycling
 
1501 E. Main St.
Griffith, IN 46319
Mon-Fri 7am-4:30pm
Sat 7am-1pm
(219) 922-1830
 
10204 W. 181st Ave.
Lowell, IN 46356
Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
(219) 922-1830
 
www.metrorecycling.net

 

Sharps

Bring to Household Hazardous Waste Collections. 

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

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

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 Brian Ridge @ Republic Services:  (219) 863-1441

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
 

Vinyl Siding

Metro Recycling
 
1501 E. Main St.
Griffith, IN 46319
Mon-Fri 7am-4:30pm
Sat 7am-1pm
(219) 922-1830
 
10204 W. 181st Ave.
Lowell, IN 46356
Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
(219) 922-1830
 
www.metrorecycling.net
 

Yard Waste

Green Tree Enterprises, LLC
300-355 North Clark Road
Gary, IN  46406
 
Call first 219-322-1835
 

This facility is for businesses and residents

 

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