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Event to help residents properly discard tires, appliances, electronics, media, and hazardous waste

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Published on May 06, 2015 with No Comments

The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County will help Porter County residents with their spring cleaning by providing a One Stop Drop collection event that will accept old and unwanted tires, appliances, electronics, media, and household hazardous waste.

The collection will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the Porter County Expo Center/Fair Grounds, 215 E. Division Road, Valparaiso. Attendees should enter Gate 3.

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Porter County residents can dispose of their first four tires up to 20 inches for free. The disposal fee for each additional tire up to 20 inches is $3. Residents can dispose of tires from 21 to 25 inches for $5 each, and tires more than 25 inches for $15 each.

Appliances accepted include refrigerators, stoves, dish and clothes washers, dryers, water heaters, air conditioners, freezers, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, furnaces, and just about anything metal. Water softener holding tanks will not be accepted.

According to Indiana law, households can no longer mix unwanted computer monitors, computers, televisions, printers, computer peripherals (such as keyboards and mice), DVD players, video cassette recorders, or fax machines with trash that is intended for disposal at a landfill or intended for disposal by burning or incineration.

Electronics can contain lead and other toxic materials that pose serious threats to human health if not disposed of properly. Porter County residents can bring their old electronic devices to the May 9 event for safe disposal. Accepted items include anything run by electricity or batteries.

Residents can also unload all of their old media, such as DVDs, CDs, floppy disks, and video games, etc. Media with film, such as cassette and video tapes, will not be accepted.

Porter County residents who do not want to wait in line at the May 9 event can drop off electronics and media at the Valparaiso and Boone Grove compost sites any time during their hours of operation. In addition, residents can drop off electronics at the following locations: Portage Street Department: 2302 Hamstrom Road, Portage or call 219-762-4564; Porter Street Department: 550 Beam Street, Porter, or call 219-926-2771. Residents should call these municipal departments to determine hours of operation.

Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients are considered to be “household hazardous waste” or “HHW,” and require special care when they are discarded.

HHW items accepted at May 9 One Stop Drop include aerosols; anti-freeze; oil; batteries (household and automotive); corrosives; mercury containing products (fluorescent tubes, CFLs, thermometers, thermostats, etc.); oil-based paint, thinners and solvents; pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides and other poisons; diesel fuel, gasoline, kerosene, other flammable liquids; ammunition and expired medications.

Explosives, commercial hazardous waste and radioactive materials (like smoke detectors) will not be accepted. Though latex paint is not considered household hazardous waste, it will be accepted at the collection thanks to the district’s intergovernmental agreement with the City of Hobart for paint recycling.

The Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County 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.

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