Garbage Disposal

Who do I contact for Regular Garbage Pickup?
Waste Management
2000 Dombey Road
Portage, IN 46368 

Phone: 866.570.4702
Fax: 866.863.4834

website: click here

Garbage Drop Off - Residential Use Only

Office Hours:   7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Gate Hours:   7:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Monday through Friday

Open the third Saturday of the month  8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (excluding December, January and February)
Residents must present proof that they reside in Merrillville at Public Works office before dumping.

Commercial dumping will not be accepted.

 Permitted Items
 Items not permitted
 Branches, leaves and all other yard waste  Oil drums/Oxygen tanks
 Refrigerators  Liquid waste/Chemicals
 Stoves  Toxic or contaminated waste
 Freezers  Household paints/Aerosols
 Washers & Dryers  Car batteries
 Dishwashers  Railroad ties containing creosote
 Water heaters  Computer monitors 
 Air conditioners  Regulated special waste
 Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers  Shingles/Roofing material
 Microwave ovens  Herbicides/Pesticides
 Car & small truck tires (NO SEMI TRUCK TIRES)  Items containing CFCs & PCBs
   Off spec products
   Raw garbage

contact Lake County Solid Waste to find out where you can dispose of not permitted items at 219.769.3820