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.

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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A Better Way to Recycle

If you are reading this, chances are you are already convinced of the merits of recycling. More recycling means more space in the landfill, more resources that can live on in another product and less energy spent extracting raw materials from the earth to manufacture...

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It's Family Fun Friday! Gather up and mark them off for Earth Month. Which family member will hit a BINGO first? ...

Its Family Fun Friday!  Gather up and mark them off for Earth Month. Which family member will hit a BINGO first?

Tox-Away Day Pro Tip #2: Save time; don't wait in line! If you only have batteries to safely dispose of, no need to wait in line at Tox-Away Days. There are many places to recycle batteries in Hendricks County. www.recyclehendrickscounty.org/online-directory/?cn-s=&cn-cat=9
Remember: Alkaline batteries are not hazardous and can go in your regular garbage. Tape the ends to reduce fire risk.
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Tox-Away Day Pro Tip #2:  Save time; dont wait in line!  If you only have batteries to safely dispose of, no need to wait in line at Tox-Away Days.  There are many places to recycle batteries in Hendricks County. https://www.recyclehendrickscounty.org/online-directory/?cn-s=&cn-cat=9
Remember: Alkaline batteries are not hazardous and can go in your regular garbage.  Tape the ends to reduce fire risk.

Tox-Away Day Pro Tip #1:
Latex paint is not accepted at the District's Tox-Away Days. If you only have latex paint to dispose of, no need to wait in line! You can dry out and dispose of latex paint in your regular garbage. Watch here for a demo... www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxtGju7MSro&list=PLE3AEDAC16628A179&index=92&t=2s
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Tox-Away Day Pro Tip #1:
Latex paint is not accepted at the Districts Tox-Away Days.  If you only have latex paint to dispose of, no need to wait in line!  You can dry out and dispose of latex paint in your regular garbage.  Watch here for a demo...  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxtGju7MSro&list=PLE3AEDAC16628A179&index=92&t=2s
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