Recycling and Disposing

Spencer County Solid Waste Management District
 
The Solid Waste Management District has seven Drop-Off Centers to serve the residents and businesses of Spencer County. The Drop-Off Centers accept recyclables and bags of trash. All trash bags must have a $1.00 YELLOW Spencer County trash tag. Oversize (over 44 gallons) must have two (2) Yellow Trash tags. No money is accepted at Drop-Off Centers. Tags must be purchased in advance. 

The locations and addresses of the District’s Drop-Off Centers are listed below. Look for the Green Highway Information signs for assistance.

Center Locations & Hours

Every attempt has been made to have at least one center open in the various parts of the county every weekday. All Drop-Off Centers are open on Saturdays.

An attendant is always on duty when a center is open to assist you with your trash and answer questions about recycling or any of the special programs that the District offers throughout the year.

Below is a chart with the days and time of operations of each Drop-Off Center.

Holiday Hours

Note:  All Drop-off Centers are closed on the following Holidays:

• New Year’s Day
• Memorial Day
• July 4th
• Labor Day
• Thanksgiving
• Christmas Eve
• Christmas Day

Why should I Recycle?

Saves Money: 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.

Saves Energy: Throwing away an aluminum can wastes as much energy as pouring out a can half-filled with gasoline.

Recovers Valuable 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.

Generates Less PollutionMaking paper from recycled paper reduces the pollution involved in the paper-making process by 95%.

Invest In Spencer County: 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.

Why should I Recycle?

Saves Money: 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.

Saves Energy: Throwing away an aluminum can wastes as much energy as pouring out a can half-filled with gasoline.

Recovers Valuable 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.

Generates Less PollutionMaking paper from recycled paper reduces the pollution involved in the paper-making process by 95%.

Invest In Spencer County: 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.

The Solid Waste Management District has seven Drop-Off Centers to serve the residents and businesses of Spencer County. The Drop-Off Centers accept recyclables and bags of trash. All trash bags must have a $1.00 YELLOW Spencer County trash tag. Oversize (over 44 gallons) must have two (2) Yellow Trash tags. No money is accepted at Drop-Off Centers. Tags must be purchased in advance. 

The locations and addresses of the District’s Drop-Off Centers are listed below. Look for the Green Highway Information signs for assistance.

Center Locations & Hours

Every attempt has been made to have at least one center open in the various parts of the county every weekday. All Drop-Off Centers are open on Saturdays.

An attendant is always on duty when a center is open to assist you with your trash and answer questions about recycling or any of the special programs that the District offers throughout the year.

Below is a chart with the days and time of operations of each Drop-Off Center.

Holiday Hours

Note:  All Drop-off Centers are closed on the following Holidays:

• New Year’s Day
• Memorial Day
• July 4th
• Labor Day
• Thanksgiving
• Christmas Eve
• Christmas Day

Pay-As-You-Throw Trash Disposal Service

Household trash is accepted at all Drop-Off Centers through a Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) disposal program. Under PAYT, residents pay only for what they throw away as trash. Therefore, the more you recycle, the less you pay!

All our Drop-Off Centers in Spencer County accept trash bags for disposal. Each 35-44 gallon bag requires a $1.00 Yellow Trash Tag. Note: Bags larger than 44 gallons require two (2) $1.00 yellow tags.

For the safety of our attendants, money is not kept at the Drop-Off Centers. Attendants DO NOT sell trash tags and are not allowed to accept money for tags.

Yellow $1.00 Trash Tags are sold at most Convenience and Grocery Stores in Spencer County, you can view the complete list of locations here. Tags can be purchased as singles or by the sheet. Each sheet has five (5) tags.

Chrisney
Circle S

Town & Country Hardware

Solid Waste Management District Office (Only cash or checks)

Dale
Holiday Foods

Circle S

Casey’s General Store

Fulda
Village Hut
Grandview
Circle S
Hatfield
Luce Sewer Office

Hatfield Branch Library

Mariah Hill
Patriot Store
Richland
Richland Library

Richland General Store

Spencer County Bank

Rockport
Chuckles

Hometown IGA

Jumpin’ Jack’s

Rebel’s Citgo

St. Meinrad
Vaal’s Furniture
Santa Claus
Holiday Foods

Circle S

Stoneridge Station

Troy
Troy Market
 

(812)362-7401

Address:
District Business Office
918 E. County Road 800 N.
Chrisney, Indiana 47611

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