Lake County Solid Waste

Management District

2405 Calumet Avenue, Hammond, IN 46320
 219-853-2420 · FAX: 219-853-2424
Main office 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. Monday through Friday


Thank you for your interest in the Household Hazardous Waste Program. This program provides service to household residents of Lake County, Indiana. Residents of Lake County, Indiana can participate at any collection event.

The program is not available to businesses, churches, organizations or those who live outside Lake County, Indiana. This program is a mobile program which changes event locations throughout Lake County, Indiana.

The collection events are held on eight (8) Saturdays beginning in April through October.

Saturday, 8th…… from 9 am to 2 pm; Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 Court Street, Crown Point

Saturday, 6th …. from 9 am to 2 pm; Hudson Campbell Center, 455 Massachusetts, Gary

Saturday, 3rd ……from 9 am to 2 pm; Hobart City Barns, 340 South Shelby, Hobart
Saturday, 10th .….from 9 am to 2 pm; Munster Public Works, 508 Fisher Street, Munster

Saturday, 22nd….from 9 am to 2 pm; Whiting Public Works, 1915 Front Street, Whiting

Saturday, 26th ....from 9 am to 2 pm; Highland Public Works, 8001 Kennedy Avenue, Highland

Saturday, 9th….from 9 am to 2 pm; Lake County Highway Dept., 18211 Wicker Avenue, Lowell

Saturday, 14th …from 9 am to 2 pm; Griffith Public Works, 134 South Colfax, Griffith

Please see the list below the schedule for items accepted through the program.

What Can I Dispose Of?

* Aerosols
* Ammunition
* Automotive Supplies
* Antifreeze
* Oils and Other Fluids
* Batteries
* Corrosives
* Medication (expired or unwanted)
* Mercury Containing Products
* Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL’s)
* Fluorescent Tubes
* Thermometers - Silver Bulbs
* Thermostats
* Other Mercury Containing Items
* Paint and Related Products
* Oil Based Paint
* Thinners
* Solvents
* Pesticides
* Fungicides
* Herbicides
* Insecticides
* Other Poisons
* Sharps (medical needles)
* Waste Fuels
* Diesel
* Gasoline
* Kerosene
* Other Flammable Liquids

What is NOT Accepted?

*Business / Commercial / Schools / Organizations Hazardous Waste

*Explosives - Contact your local Fire Department for disposal

*Latex Paint - There are now two options for Lake County residents! 1) If you have enough useable latex paint, take it to the Latex Paint Recycling and Reuse Program at Hobart City Yard, 340 S. Shelby Street in Hobart. For questions, contact them at 219-942-6121. 2) If you only have a small amount remaining in the paint can: remove and dispose of the lid; stir enough clay kitty litter into the container until you can’t add anymore; let it dry to a solid; then you can place it out on your trash collection day….REMEMBER to leave it UNCOVERED so your waste hauler can see that it is dry and solid.

* Medical Waste and Radioactive Materials


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