SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Programming Changes Due to COVID-19

Posted by on Mar 18, 2020 in Latest, Learning Center

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 alternative date for the event and will notify the public via local news outlets, social media and its email newsletter. Tox-Away Days are opportunities for Hendricks County residents to properly recycle or dispose of household hazardous wastes, medical sharps, unwanted medicines, tires, appliances, computer components and electronics. Currently, four other Tox-Away Days are scheduled for the year. Residents living in any part of Hendricks County are welcome to use any event. Each Tox-Away Day is open from 8am to 1pm. May 16 at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds in Danville July 11 at Hickory Elementary School in Avon September 19 at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds in Danville October 10 at Plainfield Middle School Many of the items and materials accepted for disposal and recycling at Tox-Away Days can be disposed of, recycled or donated for reuse every day via local organizations and waste management companies. Residents are encouraged to visit the District’s online Recycling Directory.  Opening of Yard Waste Recycling Centers Postponed Additionally, the opening of the District’s Yard Waste Recycling Centers in Brownsburg and Plainfield is being postponed to Friday, May 1. These centers accept brush, limbs, grass clippings, leaves and other organic matter for recycling from Hendricks County households. Fees are assessed for use of the centers and are based on the volume of material recycled. Brownsburg Yard Waste Recycling Center | 90 Mardale Drive Open Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays | 7am to 5pm Plainfield Yard Waste Recycling Center | 7020 S. County Road 875 East Open Mondays, Friday and Saturdays | 7am to 5pm Residents can receive email updates and reminders about the District’s Tox-Away Days, Yard Waste Recycling Centers and other important waste and recycling information by subscribing to the District’s email newsletter, The ReSource. Please contact us with...

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Water Bottle Refill Station Available

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Adult Outreach, Latest, Learning Center

When the weather heats up, staying hydrated becomes as important as ever. For many people, that usually means lots and lots of plastic water bottles which can lead to a lot of plastic waste. But, it doesn’t have to be that way! Instead of pitching that empty bottle in the recycling bin or the trash (gasp!), refill it and use it again. Or, better yet, buy a reusable water bottle that you refill time after time. A couple of years ago the District purchased a portable water bottle refill station. If you’ve been by our booth at the Hendricks County 4H Fair, you couldn’t miss it. It has been used and appreciated by many as they made their way around the (hot!) Fairgrounds. By eliminating the need for multiple water bottles, the refill station helps reinforce waste reduction–a big piece of the District’s mission! We have plans to have the refill station at the Fair again this year. Keep your eyes open and reduce, reuse and refill! That same refill station is available to anyone coordinating events around the county, and it’s free to use! The unit simply hooks up to a water source (an outside spigot works great). It contains a restaurant-grade water filter, so users can be assured they are getting safe, fresh water. In addition to the Fair, the refill station has been used at community events, 5Ks, softball tournaments and more. So, if you are planning a get together in the coming weeks, remember that the unit is available for use to help keep event participants hydrated and wasting less! Contact Lenn Detwiler for more...

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Community Grant Application Deadline is March 24th

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Adult Outreach, Community Grants Program, General, Latest, Learning Center, Programs, Recycling

Do you have a great idea for starting a new or expanding a current recycling program at your school, church or non-profit?  Tax-exempt and non-profit organizations located in Hendricks County are able to apply for grants through the District’s Community Grants program.  Under this program, organizations are eligible to receive up to $5,000 toward their programs.   Each year the District offers grants to local tax-exempt and not-for-profit organizations that take on projects to promote the mission of the District.  Places of worship, schools, charities, service organization and units of local government are encouraged to apply. Since 2006, the District has awarded nearly $200,000 in grants to organizations here in Hendricks County.  Past projects that have been approved include purchasing new recycling receptacles, recycled plastic picnic tables, water bottle refill stations, durable dinnerware, items for worm composting and reusable shopping totes. Applications for the Spring 2017 round of the District’s Community Grants Program are now being accepted.  All applications must be received by March 24th; awards will likely be announced by May 1, 2017. Click on the files below to learn more or contact Lenn Detwiler. 388 kBGrant Application–Spring 2017129 kBCommunity Grant Program Guidelines The District also offers local schools funds through a non-competitive grant program in which schools can receive up to $500 to begin or expand recycling in their facilities. If you are interested in learning more about that program, contact Amy...

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Tox-Away Day Totals

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in Household Hazardous Waste, Latest, Learning Center, Programs, Uncategorized

Thanks, Hendricks County, for making 2016 a record-breaking year for the District’s Tox-Away Day program!  Over 4,200 residents utilized the program (more than any previous year).  We had our biggest day ever on April 9th at Brownsburg High School when 1,047 folks came through during that five-hour period.  And, for the year, we collected more pounds of household hazardous waste (flammables, poisons, corrosives, etc.), tires, electronic and appliances than we ever have! Click on the image to learn more about the results we saw with the program last year and learn when to mark your calendar for this year’s Tox-Away...

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