Recycling Tips

Reduce, Reuse & Recycle


It's easy to reduce waste at its source: just stop garbage before it's made.


One person's trash is another person's treasure. Useful products get a second chance on life with reuse.

Buy Recycled

Every 40 cases (one ton) of recycled-content paper purchased saves the equivalent of eight full grown trees!

Ways to Contribute to East Chicago

  • Buy food with less packaging
  • Compost leaves and grass
  • Eliminate unnecessary car trips
  • Go easy on paper products
  • Plant a tree
  • Recycle glass and aluminum cans
  • Recycle hazardous household items
  • Recycle paper and plastic
  • Remind Friends and Family to remember the three "R's" - Reduce, reuse, and recycle
  • Use reusable food containers