Is your house overrun with boxes, Christmas lights, packing peanuts, newly outdated electronics and, oh yeah, the naked and quickly drying Christmas tree?  Well, here are some tips to help you get those items recycled so you can get on with 2014!


Accepted in curbside recycling programs and at any of the District’s Recycling Drop-off Centers. Make sure to flatten all boxes.


Lowe’s (in Avon & Browsburg) are accepting Chistmas light for recycling through the end of January.  Just look inside the front enterance by the Serive Desk for the recycling receptacle.


The UPS Stores in Brownsburg & Plainfield will accept packing peanuts for reuse!


Thanks to a new-ish state law, there are many more electronics recycling options available.  Here is a list of local on-going e-waste recycling services.  Some fees and restrictions may apply, so contact the organizatons directly for the details.

  • ​Bee Environmental
  • Best Buy
  • Disposal Alternatives
  • Electronics Recyclers Intn’l
  • Go Green Indy
  • Goodwill
  • NuGenesis
  • Office Depot
  • RadioShack
  • Ray’s Trash Service
  • Salvation Army
  • Staples
  • Twin Bridges RDF


Natural, undecorated Christmas Trees are accepted through January 13th at the District’s Yard Waste Recycling Centers.  The Towns of Avon, Brownsburg & Plainfield also have Christmas tree recycling programs available for their residents.


Apr 12-Brownsburg High School 

May 17-Hendricks Co. Fairgrounds

Jul 26-Hickory Elementary (Avon) 

Sept 20-Hendricks Co. Fairgrounds

Oct 18-Plainfield Middle School

Each event is open from 8am to 1pm and is available to Hendricks County residents only.  Regulations prohibit business wastes from being accepted.  Some fees may apply. More information is available here.

LATEX PAINT SHOULD NOT BE BROUGHT TO TOX-AWAY DAY FOR DISPOSAL–it can be dried out and disposed of with normal household trash…here’s how.


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