Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is to be May 20, 2023 from 9-2. This date is set by Lake County Solid Waste Management District. Household Hazardous Waste Collection takes place at the City Dump Yard.

For information on items that are being collected please call 219-853-2420. You can also visit the Lake County Solid Waste Management District website.

What Can I Dispose Of?

  • Aerosols
  • Ammunition
  • Automotive
  • Antifreeze
  • Oils and Other Fluids
  • Batteries - Household only (example: AA’s, AAA’s, C’s, D’s, Lithium; and rechargeable batteries NiCad’s, etc.)
  • Corrosives
  • Medication (expired or unwanted)
  • Mercury Containing Products
  • Compact fluorescent lights (CFL’s) – place in a sealed baggie
  • Fluorescent Tubes
  • Thermometers – place in a sealed baggie
  • Thermostats – place in a sealed baggie
  • Other mercury containing items
  • Paint and Related Products
  • Oil based paint
  • Thinners
  • Solvents
  • Latex based paint – Gallons more than half full * Latex Paint Recycling and Reuse Program * Did you know Latex Paint is not hazardous and you don’t have to wait for a household hazardous waste collection to dispose of it? Good reusable latex paint (not sitting longer than a year and has been kept out of the cold weather, such as being stored in an unheated garage or shed) can be taken to the Hobart City Barns, 340 S. Shelby in Hobart.
  • Poisons
  • Pesticides
  • Fungicides
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Other Poisons
  • Sharps – medical needles must be contained in a Sharps container OR a rigid plastic container such as a detergent bottle (NO milk containers)
  • Waste Fuels
  • Diesel
  • Gasoline
  • Kerosene
  • Other flammable liquids

What is NOT Accepted?

Business/Schools/Organizations hazardous waste


Batteries – Auto, Truck or Marine (recycle them where you purchased a new one; Scrap Yards; or AutoZone, O’Reilly’s for an in-store credit.) 

Controlled medications

Explosives – contact your local fire department for disposal

Large grill propane cylinders – (recycle them at AmeriGas, 804 E. Morthland Boulevard (U.S. 30), Valparaiso, IN) 

Containers larger than five gallons

Medical waste other than medicine and sharps

Radioactive materials (smoke detectors – recycle them by sending them back to the manufacturer)