Porter County residents are invited to clean out their garages, basements and sheds and bring all of their household hazardous waste to a collection scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27.
Sponsored by Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction, the event will be held at the Hebron Middle/High School campus, 509 S. Main St.
Household hazardous waste are unwanted products containing corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients. Examples of items that will be accepted include aerosol cans; anti-freeze; motor and cooking oil; batteries (household and automotive); corrosives; medications; mercury containing products (fluorescent tubes, CFLs, thermometers, thermostats, etc.); oil-based paint, pesticides and other poisons; diesel fuel, kerosene, other flammable liquids; smoke detectors; and ammunition. A list of acceptable products is available on the District’s website, www.PorterCountyRecycling.org.
Explosives, asbestos, grill propane cylinders, containers larger than five gallons, commercial hazardous waste, controlled substances and latex paint will not be accepted at this event. There will not be a gas can exchange.
Only two more collections for Porter County residents remain this year: Aug. 3 at Portage High School, 6450 U.S. Highway 6; and Oct. 12 at the Porter County Expo Center, 215 E. Division Rd., Valparaiso. Both collections will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information on household hazardous waste collection events in Porter County, call Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction, 465-3694, or visit its website.
Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction is an agency dedicated to improving the environment and quality of life by providing services and educational programs which help residents reduce, reuse, and recycle.