Phone: 1-800-483-7700
Address: 2857 West State Road 2 Suite E LaPorte, IN 46350
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5-in-1 Collections


Twice a year, the Solid Waste District has a large-scale collection of several types of waste at the La Porte County Fairgrounds. Here are the collections offered during those events:

  • Tires
  • Appliances
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Electronics
  • Confidential document shredding

A small fee is charged only for the tire collections – participation in all other collections is FREE!

Tires
Scrap tires are no longer have to wind up in a landfill – they can be recycled into products like mulch and asphalt. We’ve provided a convenient, affordable outlet for La Porte County residents to dispose of tires. A small charge to offset our costs has been instituted as follows:

  • 4 or less standard car or truck tires are FREE.
  • More than 4 car tires up to 20" -- $1 each.
  • Farm tractor, semi truck, over the road tires from 21" to 53" -- $5 each.
  • TIRES OVER 54" WILL NOW COST $75 EACH BECAUSE THEY REQUIRE SPECIAL RECYCLING AND HANDLING

Appliances
Currently, under the auspices of new IDEM laws, an appliance containing CFC cannot be "dumped" unless all freon is removed by a licensed extractor and tagged as such. After CFC removal, there is a cost associated for disposal of said item. On average, you COULD spend $125.00 to have the CFC removed from your old refrigerator. We take them and haul them away FREE!. All you have to do is bring them to the Fairgrounds.

Household Hazardous Waste
Visit our page on Household Hazardous Waste collections for more information on this FREE collection.

Electronics
Although we do have two electronics recycling sites open five days a week in La Porte County, we also offer residents the opportunity to bring their electronics to us during our 5-in-1 collections for FREE!
ACCEPTABLE MATERIALS: Computers, monitors, electric typewriters, printers, fax machines, copiers, stereos, televisions, VCR’s, DVD players, telephones, laptops, cell phones, adding machines, zip drives, palm pilots, keyboards, mice, hard drives, calculators, scanners, electronic games (Playstation, Nintendo and X-Box etc.), microwaves, power supplies, battery backups, CD’s, DVD’s, non-PC monitors, CRT screens, plasma screens, LCD screens, computer towers, stereos, speakers, printed circuit board, small kitchen appliances, curling irons, blow dryers. NO VCR or CASSETTE TAPES.

Confidential document shreddingNathan Mort of Integra Document Destruction helps Don Parker of Wanatah unload his papers for shredding into a bin.
LaPorte County residents may bring as much junk mail, old bills and other paper documents as they want for destruction at this FREE document shredding event. Documents in any condition can be accepted (including staples).
This service is provided by your Solid Waste District. We take care of everything except hauling your items to the Fairgrounds.
If you have attended these events you will see first hand how hard and fast our helpers work. Every year we could not do the fine job without the total cooperation of all the dedicated workers and friends who make up our "team" effort. These people know their jobs and do them diligently. This is a very special thank you to those without whom this program could not function as it does.
We'll see you at the Fairgrounds!

2017 Schedule
Saturday, May 20th, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
LaPorte County Fair Grounds * 2581 W. State Road 2
Saturday, September 16th, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
LaPorte County Fair Grounds * 2581 W. State Road 2

More Resources:

View our photo album of the collection program

Twice a year, the Solid Waste District holds larger collections at which residents may recycle tires, appliances and electronics in addition to hazardous waste. On-site confidential document shredding is also available. There is a small fee for tire recycling, but otherwise all collections are free

Sept 25 & Oct 23, 2004 Household Hazardous Waste Collection - Time Lapse from Solid Waste District on Vimeo.

October 16, 2004 Tire & White Goods Collection - Time Lapse from Solid Waste District on Vimeo.