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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Holiday Party Planning

We're in the midst of another holiday season. It's a lovely time focused on family, friends, and traditions. But, if you're like us, it can also feel like a very trashy time of year between the parties, packaging, and all the giving and getting that goes on. If you...

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Just a little reminder. No loose lids in the recycling bin, please. ... See MoreSee Less

Just a little reminder.  No loose lids in the recycling bin, please.

As tempting as it may be, don't throw away your 2021 calendar! You can honor the past year and look forward to what's ahead by repurposing and focusing on gratitude. ... See MoreSee Less

As tempting as it may be, dont throw away your 2021 calendar!  You can honor the past year and look forward to whats ahead by repurposing and focusing on gratitude.
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