What to Recycle
All of the items below can be recycled at any of our drop-off centers throughout Spencer County. Click on the item below for additional recycling and disposal details.
For more problem wastes, such as paint, household and farm chemicals, medication, and tires, continue scrolling down to see how those can be properly disposed of in Spencer County.
Junk Mail & Office Paper
Includes all envelopes with or without a plastic window, computer paper, shredded paper, mixed color paper, file folders, post-it notes, office forms etc.
Paper products NOT accepted include carbon paper, wrapping paper, tissues, paper plates or paper towels.
Magazines & Catalogs
Tin & Steel Cans
PLASTIC HDPE #2 Bottles: Includes milk jugs, orange juice, liquid detergent and softener bottles, or any other #2 HDPE marked bottle or jug. All colors are accepted. Must be empty with lids removed and flatten if possible. Sorry, no motor oil bottles can be accepted, even the ones with the HDPE # 2. Our vendor will not accept them.
PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS: Includes plastic bags from grocery, department, and discount stores. Please remove paper sales slips.
It 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 recycling guidelines.