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.

Time to Talk About Litter

Springtime is the right time to talk about litter. This is the best time to collect your friends and do a neighborhood clean-up before mowers break it up into tiny pieces and wind and water carry it into our waterways. But you can help by stopping litter before it...

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What Happens to the Stuff You Recycle?

Have you ever wondered what happens to the stuff you put in your recycling bin? And, who are the people that make their living converting your recycling into something of value? There are multiple recycling outlets within Hendricks County. The biggest players are...

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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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Doing some cleaning out this summer? We would love to have your tiny toy trash to reuse in upcoming enviro ed programs. See the list of what we are looking for and call us to arrange drop-off. ... See MoreSee Less

Doing some cleaning out this summer?  We would love to have your tiny toy trash to reuse in upcoming enviro ed programs. See the list of what we are looking for and call us to arrange drop-off.
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