The Recycling and
Waste Reduction District of Porter County will help Porter County residents
safely dispose of their old pesticides, gasoline, CFLs and other products
that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients at the last
household hazardous waste collection event of the year.
The collection is
scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Portage High School,
6450 U.S. 6.
HHW items accepted
at this collection event include aerosol cans; anti-freeze; oil; batteries
(household and automotive); corrosives; medications; mercury containing
products (fluorescent tubes, CFLs, thermometers, thermostats, etc.);
oil-based and latex paint, thinners and solvents; pesticides and other
poisons; diesel fuel, kerosene, other flammable liquids; and ammunition.
asbestos, grill propane cylinders, containers larger than 30 gallons,
commercial hazardous waste, controlled substances and radioactive materials,
such as smoke detectors, will not be accepted at this event.
Staff from the
Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission will be on hand to present
a very limited supply of 2.5 gallon CARB gas cans to residents who turn in
their old ones. Cans are available on a first-come, first-served basis;
limit one new gas can per car/family.
of household hazardous wastes can include pouring them down the drain, on
the ground, into storm sewers, or in some cases putting them out with the
trash, which can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health.
information on household hazardous waste collection events in Porter County,
call the Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County, 465-3694,