The LCSWMD Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program is for residents of Lake County and is NOT for businesses, schools, organizations or those who live outside Lake County, Indiana. Businesses, schools and organizations of Lake County, IN can call (219) 853-2420 for resource information.
CLICK HERE for a 2020 Household Hazardous Waste Collections printable schedule
***Beginning in 2020, we will no longer be accepting any latex paint.
Loads are limited to 100 lbs or less.
***Participants will be required to show a valid Lake County, Indiana driver's license or state issued identification before drop-off.
ILLINOIS RESIDENTS can click here for a information on collections in your area.
2020 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule
(click here for a printable schedule)
**All collections are from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
April 4: Crown Point-CANCELLED
Lake County Fairgrounds
889 Court Street
April 25: Gary-CANCELLED
Hudson Campbell Center
May 30: Hobart-CANCELLED
Hobart Public Works
340 South Shelby
June 6: Whiting-CANCELLED
Whiting Public Works
1915 Front Street
July 25: Munster-CANCELLED
Munster Public Works
508 Fisher Street
August 22: Highland-
Highland Public Works
8001 Kennedy Avenue
September 12: Lowell-CANCELLED
Lake County Highway Department
18211 Wicker Ave
October 3: Griffith
Griffith Public Works
134 South Colfax
October 24: Hammond
Hammond Public Works
601 Conkey Street
(***Shredding will be available at the Hammond collection ONLY with a limit of 4 paper grocery bags per car)
(SHRED EVENT IS FROM 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM ONLY)
CLICK HERE for a printable Shred Event flyer
What Can I Dispose Of?
Batteries (household only, no car batteries)
Compact Fluorescent Lights
Medication (expired and unwanted)
Oils and Other Fluids
Oil Based Paint
Sharps (medical needles in a rigid container)
Thermometers (in a sealed bag)
Thermostats (in a sealed bag)
What is NOT Accepted?
HHW from businesses, schools, or non-profit organizations.
Containers larger than five gallons
Explosives/Fireworks (Please contact your local Fire Department for disposal)
Large grill propane cylinders
Medical Waste (other than medications and sharps) (NO CONTROLLED MEDICATIONS)
Radioactive materials (smoke detectors)