Slide
All Compost Sites Closed on Monday, July 4th
All Compost Sites Closed on Monday, July 4th
In observance of Independence Day, the Valparaiso, Boone Grove and Portage Compost Sites as well as our office will be closed on Monday, July 4th. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, July 5th.
Slide
Put Leftover Chemicals In Their Place!
Put Leftover Chemicals In Their Place!
Dispose of household chemicals, batteries, gasoline, pesticides, smoke detectors and so much more at our next Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event!
previous arrow
next arrow

Visit a Compost Site

Recycle a wide range of household items, drop off organic yard waste, pick up mulch and compost, and more! Select a location to learn more; note that the Boone Grove and Portage Compost Sites are closed for the season between December and March.

Upcoming Events

Household Hazardous Waste Collection at Kouts Middle/High School
Household Hazardous Waste Collection at Kouts Middle/High School
July 16, 2022
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kouts Middle/High School
302 E. College Ave.
Kouts, IN 46347
Household Hazardous Waste Collection at Portage High School
Household Hazardous Waste Collection at Portage High School
August 13, 2022
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Portage High School
6450 US-6
Portage, IN 46368
Household Hazardous Waste Collection at Porter County Expo
Household Hazardous Waste Collection at Porter County Expo
October 8, 2022
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Porter County Expo Center
215 E. Division
Valparaiso, IN 46383
previous arrow
next arrow

Where Can I Recycle It?

Whether you have coffee cans full of used batteries, a collection of old eyeglasses, a pile of tires, or something else to dispose of, we can help. Discover drop-off locations for some of our most requested items and search our directory for more unusual items.

Education

Porter County Recycling offers educational, interactive programs designed to help adults and children learn about topics ranging from recycling to composting to the contributions that insects make in breaking down waste. Our K-8 programs are free to Porter County Schools and meet Indiana State Academic Standards.

Follow Us on Facebook

Stay up to date on upcoming events, get recycling tips, and more!

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
10 hours ago
Recycle Porter County
Let’s help reduce the influx and burden plastic bags place on the environment. Simple steps like remembering to bring a reusable shopping bag on your next grocery trip make a HUGE impact for the environment. BONUS: Area residents can dispose of clean and dry plastic bags, plastic film wraps, grocery bags and plastic wrapping at our Household Hazardous Waste events!

#plasticfree #internationalplasticbagfreeday

Let’s help reduce the influx and burden plastic bags place on the environment. Simple steps like remembering to bring a reusable shopping bag on your next grocery trip make a HUGE impact for the environment. BONUS: Area residents can dispose of clean and dry plastic bags, plastic film wraps, grocery bags and plastic wrapping at our Household Hazardous Waste events!

#plasticfree #internationalplasticbagfreeday
... See MoreSee Less

All compost sites and the District office will be closed in observation of July 4th Independence Day! From all of us at the District, we wish everyone a very Happy 4th!

All compost sites and the District office will be closed in observation of July 4th Independence Day! From all of us at the District, we wish everyone a very Happy 4th! ... See MoreSee Less

Is this recyclable? Correct Answer - YES! PP or Polypropylene commonly comprises food containers for products like yogurt, sour cream and margarine. These containers can be recycled into battery cables, brushes, and even landscape borders. Pro-tip: prior to recycling make sure PP containers are clean and dry - free of any food residual before you toss it in with your curbside bins. Questions? Let us know! Were here to help you recycle right!

Is this recyclable? Correct Answer - YES! PP or Polypropylene commonly comprises food containers for products like yogurt, sour cream and margarine. These containers can be recycled into battery cables, brushes, and even landscape borders. Pro-tip: prior to recycling make sure PP containers are clean and dry - free of any food residual before you toss it in with your curbside bins. Questions? Let us know! We're here to help you recycle right! ... See MoreSee Less

Load more
Scroll to Top