About Solid Waste Management District


Who We Are

The Spencer County Solid Waste Management District was created in 1992 to establish environmental programs to encourage recycling and to divert solid waste in Spencer County, Indiana from landfills. The District works to educate Spencer County residents and businesses with information on recycling programs.

What We Do

The Solid Waste District operates seven recycling drop-off centers in Spencer County with one center at Chrisney setup to accept large items. We also have solutions for many special waste/disposal items. The District provides educational materials for schools and waste audits for businesses within the county.

Where We Are

Our District Business Office is located at
918 East County Road 800 North in Chrisney, Indiana.

Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm CST. 

You can also reach our office by calling
(812) 362-7401 or emailing recycle@psci.net


Director: Autumn Winkler

Administrative Assistant: Tara Benton

Operations Manager: Daniel Buechler

Truck Driver: Dave Bertke

Warehouse Assistants: Tom Thorpe, James Joines

Site Attendants: Janie Wilson, Mike Stephens, Charles Hoofer, Stephanie Feldmeier, Stephen Boyd, Louis Elliott, Stephen Smith, Harold Curry, Donald Toole, Paul Gerlach, Donald Harris, Bill Coy, Aaron Brown

Board of Directors

President: Jim Seiler, County Commissioner

Vice President: Heather Gries, County Commissioner

David Gogel, County Council

Tom Brown, County Commissioner

Mike Johannes, Santa Claus Council President

Tricia Vaal, Santa Claus Council

Darrell Wilson, Rockport Town Council

Bruce Cissna, Board Attorney

If you’re interested in joining our team, please fill out the Employment Application and return it to our Business District Office.

District Documents and Reports

Property Maintenance OrdinanceThe purpose of this Ordinance is to provide minimum standards for the prevention and suppression of disease and health risks associated with the accumulation of trash, junk, weeds, and vehicles.


Burn Ordinance – This ordinance is intended to promote the public health, safety and welfare, and to safeguard the health, comfort, living conditions, safety and welfare of the citizens of Spencer County, Indiana due to the air pollution and fire hazards of outdoor burning and burning trash.

 Spencer County Solid Waste Management District 2020 SB131 Report

 Solid Waste Management District approved 2020 Budget is available at  http://budgetnotices.in.gov


Indiana Gateway – Local tax and finance dashboard




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

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