Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Scheduled This Weekend

Hazardous Household Waste trailerThe Lake Michigan Household Hazardous Waste District is conducting a collections event at the La Porte County Fairgrounds on Saturday Aug. 23rd from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT. Items that can be disposed of include, ammunition, flares, fireworks, aerosols, automotive supplies, batteries, corrosives, expired medications, mercury containing products, florescent tubes, thermometers, thermostats, paint, medical sharps, pesticides as well as other poisons, and waste fuels.  There are items that cannot be accepted such as explosives, commercial hazardous waste, medical waste, and radioactive materials. The La Porte Police Department is also reminding citizens that there is a drop box to drop off expired and outdated medications, including liquids. Please place all liquid containers in a zip-lock type baggie before dropping. The La Porte Police Department, La Porte County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan City Police Department have drop boxes for those items.