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Portage collection accepts old chemicals, fuels

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Community News & People in the News

Published on July 31, 2019 with No Comments

Porter County residents are invited to clean out their garages, basements and sheds and bring all of their household hazardous waste to a collection scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3.

Sponsored by Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction, the event will be held at Portage High School, 6450 U.S. Highway 6 in Portage.

Household hazardous waste are unwanted products containing corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients. Examples of items that will be accepted include aerosol cans; anti-freeze; motor and cooking oil; batteries (household and automotive); corrosives; medications; mercury containing products (fluorescent tubes, CFLs, thermometers, thermostats, etc.); oil-based paint, pesticides and other poisons; diesel fuel, kerosene, other flammable liquids; smoke detectors; and ammunition. A list of acceptable products is available on the District’s website, www.PorterCountyRecycling.org.

Explosives, asbestos, grill propane cylinders, containers larger than five gallons, commercial hazardous waste, controlled substances and latex paint will not be accepted at this event. There will not be a gas can exchange.

For more information on household hazardous waste collection events in Porter County, call Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction, 219-465-3694, or visit its www.portercountyrecycling.org.

Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction 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.

Only one collection for Porter Countyremains this year: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Porter County Expo Center, 215 E. Division Rd., Valparaiso.  A list of acceptable products is available on the District’s website, www.PorterCountyRecycling.org.

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