About the District

The Hendricks County Recycling District is dedicated to promoting recycling, waste reduction and responsible waste management within Hendricks County.

The District was formed on December 31, 2004, Crushed-Aluminum-Can-on-Whitewith the responsibility of reducing the amount of waste sent from Hendricks County to final solid waste disposal facilities. That goal is accomplished by providing waste reduction, reuse and recycling education and services to residents of the county. In addition, the District works to ensure that problem wastes are disposed of properly.

The District is managed by a nine-member Board of Directors, a Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC), three full-time employees and four part-time employees.

Free in-school educational programs are offered by the District for public and private school students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. The District also provides adult outreach that focuses on educating residents about the opportunities for waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and proper disposal in the community.

The District operates Yard Waste Recycling Centers and Recycling Drop-off Centers in the county and encourages Hendricks County residents to use the facilities. In addition, the District sponsors five Tox-Away Days each year. These events provide an opportunity for residents to properly dispose of their Household Hazardous Wastes and problem wastes.

District staff members are eager to help answer questions regarding waste reduction, reuse, recycling, or disposal.

Why Does it Cost Money to Recycle?

The question of why recycling doesn’t pay for itself is one we hear a lot. And, it’s understandable. We know that recycling bottles, cans, cardboard, and other materials ultimately results in those items getting back into the economy as valuable products—paper towels,...

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Recycling Drop-Off Centers…in the Spotlight

The District provides three Recycling Drop-Off Centers within the county so that households without the option to subscribe to curbside recycling have a way to recycle. The Drop-Off Centers are located in Coatesville, Lizton, and North Salem and accept the following...

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Burning Questions

This is a great time of the year to live in Indiana--autumn colors, cool breezes, football games, and family trips to the apple orchard! It’s also a perfect time to remind everyone of the open burning rules that protect the health and safety of our neighbors as well...

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Hey kids and kids at heart! Snowman building is a fun way to practice Reuse. Can you guess what items were reused to make this snowman? Your turn! Show us your creativity. ... See MoreSee Less

Hey kids and kids at heart!  Snowman building is a fun way to practice Reuse.  Can you guess what items were reused to make this snowman?  Your turn!  Show us your creativity.

If your weekend plans include cleaning out your closet, we would love to have your gently used shoes! We are once again partnering with Changing Footprints (changingfootprints.org) to keep shoes out of the landfill and get them on the feet of those who can use them. ... See MoreSee Less

If your weekend plans include cleaning out your closet, we would love to have your gently used shoes!  We are once again partnering with Changing Footprints (changingfootprints.org) to keep shoes out of the landfill and get them on the feet of those who can use them.
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