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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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Amy’s Zero Waste Quest: Managing Waste While Moving

Zero waste moving (closer to Near-o waste) is top of mind for us at the District as we just moved our office from Brownsburg to Danville moving tons of “stuff” (educational manipulatives, displays, furniture, etc). Here are some tips we can share with those of you who...

Reread, Relisten, & Rewatch

Reread, Relisten, and Rewatch should be added to the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle list.  The written or spoken word, music, and movies do not wear out and some get better with time.  Lucky for us there are people willing to share used media for others to enjoy. If you are...

Amy’s Zero Waste Quest: Farmers’ Markets

As part of my quest to zero waste I plan to make an effort to eat locally this year. If you are working on being a locavore, it helps to have a plan. Eating locally supports local agriculture, requires the use of less energy to transport food, fosters a sense of...

Focus on Food Waste

This particular topic, above all, is a personal heart mission. Approximately 1/3 of the food purchased in the US is wasted. At the same time, more than 41 million Americans face hunger, including nearly 13 million children, according to USDA. This is where the...

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Programming Changes Due to COVID-19

April 4 Tox-Away Day Postponed In order to abide by current restrictions in place to fight COVID-19, the Hendricks County Solid Waste Management District will be postponing the April 4 Tox-Away Day at Brownsburg High School. The District is working to determine an...

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Next Tox-Away Day is May 21st | "Recycle: Heart & Sole" Recap | Water Bottle Refill Station Available ... See MoreSee Less

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It's Arbor Day! What a great time to remember all of the gifts that trees give us and maybe even plant one! Reusing paper and cardboard and then recycling are great ways to conserve this tree-mendous resource. Try this reused bookmark craft made from reused cereal box (made from trees) and some leaves (from your trees) for your books (made from trees).
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