The More You Do, The
More It Matters
Residents that dispose of their trash at the
District's Drop-Off Centers could reduce their
disposal cost by 50%, if not more, by recycling.
Throwing away an
aluminum can wastes as much energy as pouring
out a can half-filled with gasoline.
Material: A 2-liter soda bottle or water
bottle can be recycled (re-manufactured) into
carpeting, clothing or another bottle. Milk jugs
are used to make plastic lumber. Newspaper is
used in insulation products. The list of
products that are manufactured using recycled
products is vast and is still growing.
Making paper from
recycled paper reduces the pollution
involved in the paper-making process by 95%.
Invest In Spencer
Recycled material is processed and sold to
provide revenue for all the programs and
services that the District offers. Instead of
paying a hauler to take your trash to a
landfill, recycle and keep your money in Spencer
County residents and businesses have the
opportunity to drop-off their recyclables, free
of charge, at any of our Drop-Off Centers
located throughout the county. Yellow metal bins
are labeled for specific items and are
conveniently arranged with like items next to
each other. An attendant is always on duty to
assist with your recyclables.
on recycling space? You only
need three containers! (Items can be
separated at the Drop-Off Center)
Cans and Plastics in the same container or
and Cardboard in the same box/bag.
Mail - collect in a shopping bag on a
- Drop-Off centers require
material to be separated.
- Scrape or rinse food
residue from containers.
- Drain containers well.
- Labels do not need to be
removed from any containers.
- Flatten containers and
boxes to save space.
- Remove all lids. Plastic
and steel lids can be recycled.
- Newspaper should be
recycled loose. Do Not Bundle or Bag them.
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the category(s) or Click
here for a complete list of what we
recycle in Spencer County.
in Doubt, Leave it Out!
only takes one or two items in a load of
recyclables to contaminate the entire load and
make it impossible to recycle. Please follow the
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