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Gary Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is June 1

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Gary – On Saturday, June1, 2024, The City’s Office of Sustainability & Environmental Affairs, the Gary Storm Water Management District, and the Recycling Department will partner with the Lake Michigan Districts Household Hazardous Waste Program and the Lake County Solid Waste Management District to host Household Hazardous Waste Collection in the city of Gary.

This year’s Green Awareness Day will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2024. During the Household Hazardous Waste Collection event, Gary residents may dispose of items like medications, cleaning agents, paint, chemicals, medical needles, household batteries, carpet cleaner, fluorescent bulbs, shoe polish, pet supplies, etc. As chemicals are hazardous to our water, our land and our health, residents are urged not to throw chemicals out with regular household trash, and not flush down the toilet or drains.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be open to serve you from 9am until 2pm at 455 Massachusetts Street, in the Hudson-Campbell Parking Lots.

Environmental Information Bags, Free reusable tote bags from the Recycling Department (to the first 100 residents), Tire Disposal, Recycle Bins, Paper Shredding, Small Engine Gas Can Exchange, Refreshments and more are among the free services offered on HHW/Green Gary Day.

Residents may volunteer to assist with the city’s cleanup effort by cleaning out and properly disposing of hazardous materials around their homes. Community groups can even collect old tires, computers, cell phones and other electronics for proper disposal.

Please do not bring business, commercial or schools’ hazardous waste, explosives, medical waste, narcotic prescription drugs or radioactive materials.

Saturday, June1, 2024 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
What: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day – Green Gary Day
Where: Hudson Campbell Fitness Center Parking Lot, 455 Massachusetts Street, Gary IN 46402

A complete list of items accepted at HHW/Green Day is attached

For more information about HHW/Green Gary Day, contact the City of Gary’s Office of Sustainability & Environmental Affairs at (219) 882-3000.

Story Posted:04/27/2024

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