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 materials:
- Plastic bottles, jugs, and food tubs/cups – labels and lids can stay on
- Paper and cardboard – flatten all boxes; shredded paper must be in a paper bag
- Metal food and beverage cans – labels and lids can stay on
- Cartons – milk, soup, wine, broth, and juice boxes (without straws or wrappers)
- Glass bottles and jars – lids and labels can stay on
Materials do not need to be sorted by type–all the items can be placed loosely in any bin and should not be bagged.
You may not know that the District contracts with a private recycling contractor (WM/Ray’s, currently) to provide the recycling bins and service the recycling centers. The centers at Coatesville and North Salem are serviced twice each week. The Lizton center is serviced every day except Sunday. These services cost the District well over $100,000 annually.
The biggest challenges we face at the sites are materials being left outside of the bins and users placing items in the recycling bins that are not accepted in the program. Materials that are not accepted in the program are thrown away during the sorting process and are considered contaminants. Unacceptable materials include:
- Plastic bags and film
- Styrofoam and other plastics
- Scrap metal
- Loose lids
You can help us! Residents who live in Avon, Brownsburg, Clayton, Danville, Plainfield, and Pittsboro are encouraged to subscribe to curbside recycling. For less than $10 per month, recyclables will be picked up at your home. This will save you time and fuel and allow more space at the Recycling Drop-off Centers for those residents who don’t have curbside recycling as an option where they live.