Recycle all of
those plastic bags at the household hazardous waste collection from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Porter County Expo Center and
Fairgrounds, 215 E. Division Road in Valparaiso.
recycling drop-offs have been suspended at many locations in Porter County
during the pandemic, but clean, dry, and empty plastic bags will be accepted
at Saturday’s event.
The Recycling and
Waste Reduction District will also be accepting used tires on Saturday.
Residents may bring up to four tires under 20 inches for free (after the
first four, there will be a charge of $3 per tire under 20 inches). Tires
measuring 20 to 25 inches will cost $5 each. Tires over 25 inches will cost
wastes are unwanted products containing corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or
reactive ingredients requiring special care upon disposal. Acceptable
materials on Saturday include household cleaners, pesticides, kerosene,
gasoline, oil-based paints, antifreeze, solvents, and many more.
latex paint will not be accepted on Saturday, however.
advised to use caution at the event and to continue to observe