Tox-Away Day FAQ

Here’s a FAQ that answers common questions about Tox-Away Day

Q1: I don’t live in the town where the Tox-Away Day is being held, can I still come?
A1: Yes. The Recycling District serves all Hendricks County residents. As long as you live in Hendricks County and the waste you bring is from your household (not a business or other organization), you can use any of the Tox-Away Day events.

Q2: Should I bring latex paint to Tox-Away Day?
A2: No, it should be dried out and placed with your normal trash. Mix in a drying agent like cat litter or sawdust to speed up the process. When you set it at the curb, leave the lids off so your trash hauler can see that it’s solidified. Here’s a short video demo to help.

Q3: Do you accept TVs for recycling?
A3: Yes. We charge $20 or $25 each depending on size. Here’s a list of other local options for TV recycling.

Q4: Will unwanted medicines be accepted?
A4: Yes. But, if that’s all you’ve got to bring, consider using one of the five permanent unwanted medicine drop boxes available around the county instead.

Q5: Will document shredding be available?
A5: No, we do not offer shredding services at the Tox-Away Day events. Staples and Office Depot offer year-round shredding in their print departments.

Q6: Are appliances accepted for recycling at Tox-Away Days?
A6: Yes. Appliances that contain refrigerant are accepted for $10 each; those that don’t are $5 each. Here’s a list of other local options for appliance recycling.

Q7: Will heavy trash (furniture, scrap metal, mattresses, construction debris, carpet, etc.) be accepted?
A7: No, we will not accept heavy trash items at Tox-Away Day. Scrap metal can be recycled at Ray’s Scrap Facility in Clayton (phone: 317-539-6770). Other items would likely need to go to the landfill (Twin Bridges RDF in Danville; phone: 317-745-2878).

If you have other questions, read our article titled, “Tox-Away Day:  What You Should Know.” Or, contact us! We’re happy to help!