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➼ Earth Day originated in the US but became recognized worldwide by 1990.
➼ Every year on April 22, men, women, and children collect garbage, plant trees, clean up coral reefs, show movies, sign petitions, and plan for a better future for out planet.
➼ The first Earth Day celebration in the U.S. resulted in 20 million Americans participating in peaceful demonstrations to show their support for environmental reform.
➼ Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day in the United States. In recognition of his hard work, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award.

Today is a day to recognize how important the act of recycling is, and to educate and motivate people to do so!

The Lake County Solid Waste Management District currently offers programs such as:
• Environmental Education
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• Enviromobile program
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• Household Hazardous Waste program
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• Tire Recycling program
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• Electronics Recycling program
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• Latex Paint Recycling
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• Battery Recycling
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• Leaf Collection in various unincorporated areas of the County
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• Composting - turning leaves and wood waste, as well as pre-consumer food waste, into a usable soil amendment
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The Lake County Solid Waste Management District is located at 8695 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410

Questions? (219) 853-2420

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April 22, 2025


Lake County Solid Waste Management
8695 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410

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More About Lake County Solid Waste Management District

The Lake County Solid Waste Management District ("District") was established on February 5, 1991, as a single-county district by resolution of the Lake County Commissioners, pursuant to the Indiana State Legislature's passage of House Bill 1240, which required counties to form solid waste management districts. Since then, the District has developed a comprehensive plan of education, recycling assistance, and technical assistance to provide countywide programs and to provide effective and efficient integrated solid waste management for the benefit of its citizens.

In September 2016, the District's Board of Directors adopted a resolution adopting the "Journey to Zero" program. By adopting this resolution, Lake County became the first county in Indiana to tackle the zero waste mission. This program is designed to go beyond the State of Indiana's 50% recycling goal and take our businesses, residents, schools, and organizations on a journey to achieving zero waste. Over the next five years, our community will begin to hear more about new programs and initiatives designed to move us towards becoming a zero waste County.

Call for more information on the following programs:
-Environmental Education for Schools
-The Enviromobile Program
-Household Hazardous Waste program
-Tire Recycling Program
-Electronics Recycling Program
-Latex Paint Recycling
-Battery Recycling
-Leaf Collection in various unincorporated areas of the County
-Composting - turning leaves and wood waste into a usable soil amendment.

In addition to education and recycling programs, the District also provides each municipality in Lake County with recycling grants to assist those municipalities with recycling efforts consistent with the District's statutory responsibilities.

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Lake County Solid Waste Management District
8695 Broadway
Merrillville, Indiana 46410

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