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TOWN OF PORTER PUBLIC WORKS E-WASTE RECYCLING CENTER

Porter Public Works
550 W. Beam Street
Porter, IN 46304
(219) 926-4212
Hours: 8 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

E-waste is unwanted electronic products and equipment including computers, cell phones, televisions and other consumer electronics.*

YOU MUST STOP IN THE OFFICE FIRST BEFORE DROPPING ANY E-WASTE OFF.

Public Drop times (all electronic items accepted):

  • Computer systems and accessories including hard drives, monitors and keyboards.
  • Handheld devices including cell phones, pagers, PDAs and Two-way radios.
  • Audio & video equipment including televisions, DVDs, VCRs, stereos, radios, camcorders, cameras and game systems.
  • Office equipment including fax machines, photo copiers, printers, scanners, surge protectors, telephones, typewriters, adding machines.
  • Microwaves

Batteries and Light Bulbs
Batteries and Fluorescent Lamps (tubes and bulbs) can be dropped off inside the main door entrance to the Public Works Building. There are containers that are labeled for each.

*Electronic components often contain a variety of heavy metals and other substances known to pose hazards to human and environmental health when disposed of improperly, especially many older models of computer and television monitors. Monitors containing cathode ray tubes contain high amounts of lead. Other potentially hazardous materials include cadmium, mercury, antimony and arsenic. There are also materials that should be recovered and recycled like glass from the monitor, precious metals from the motherboard and plastics from the cases. When your old electronic products are not disposed appropriately, reused or recycled—their hazardous properties may leak and contaminate the soil and groundwater.