Bartholomew County Solid Waste District

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For hours of all our locations, please check our webiste www.bcswmd.com

Visit our website www.bcswmd.com for a complete list of 2020 holiday closings.
12/26/2019

Visit our website www.bcswmd.com for a complete list of 2020 holiday closings.

DYK the Queen of England almost always has cereal for breakfast? 🥣 If you're enjoying such a royal treat, don't forget t...
12/26/2019

DYK the Queen of England almost always has cereal for breakfast? 🥣 If you're enjoying such a royal treat, don't forget to recycle the box (just not the bag). ♻️
#BoxingDay #12DaysofRecycling

12/26/2019
Recycling Partnership

Recycling Partnership

❄️ Season's Greetings from The Recycling Partnership.

🎁 It’s Christmas morning and the gifts are opened! Recycle those cardboard boxes! The Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Cen...
12/25/2019

🎁 It’s Christmas morning and the gifts are opened! Recycle those cardboard boxes! The Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center is closed today, but will be open December 26-28 7:30-4:30.

12/24/2019
12/24/2019
City collections adjusted in Columbus
12/19/2019
City collections adjusted in Columbus

City collections adjusted in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ind. - With the Christmas and New Year's holidays fast approaching, the city of Columbus is altering...

Happy Holidays from BCSWMD staff!The Bartholomew Co. Landfill will close at 1:00 pm on December 24.BCSWMD offices, Colum...
12/19/2019

Happy Holidays from BCSWMD staff!

The Bartholomew Co. Landfill will close at 1:00 pm on December 24.

BCSWMD offices, Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center, and Bartholomew Co. Landfill will reopen for business on Thursday, December 26.

Twas the week before Xmas, light strings went dark!Fix them, return them, or bring them to the Columbus/Bartholomew Recy...
12/18/2019

Twas the week before Xmas, light strings went dark!
Fix them, return them, or bring them to the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center,
but don't put them in your recycling bin.
#christmaslights #notinthecart
#ChristmasLights #Christmas #Recycle #Recycling

Woohoo! Your package has arrived, but before tossing your plastic shipping envelope, please consider taking it to your l...
12/18/2019

Woohoo! Your package has arrived, but before tossing your plastic shipping envelope, please consider taking it to your local grocery store bag collection bin.

Do not put these in curbside recycling bins as they will get tangled in MRF sorting machines.

Taking your own reusable bag when shopping is best.Returning plastic bags to the store for recycling is second best, but...
12/14/2019

Taking your own reusable bag when shopping is best.

Returning plastic bags to the store for recycling is second best, but don't forget to remove your receipts first.

becoming minimalist
12/13/2019

becoming minimalist

Before posting this for you to try, our educator, Jessica Norcross, took the quiz and got 7 out of 7. (Whew!) Now it's y...
12/11/2019
This Quiz Will Determine If You're Actually Recycling Correctly

Before posting this for you to try, our educator, Jessica Norcross, took the quiz and got 7 out of 7. (Whew!) Now it's your turn to test your recycling knowledge.

As always, check with your local recycling program if you have questions about what is accepted.

Feeling flustered by all the recycling rules? Recycling Simplified by Republic Services will help get you right!

Paper Gift Wrap = Recyclable ♻️Glittery or Foil Gift Wrap = Non-Recyclable ❌Ribbon = Reusable 🎀Wrap responsibly this hol...
12/11/2019

Paper Gift Wrap = Recyclable ♻️
Glittery or Foil Gift Wrap = Non-Recyclable ❌
Ribbon = Reusable 🎀
Wrap responsibly this holiday season!
#Recycling #Gifts #Recycle

Thanks to Girl Scout troop 3063 for decorating our trolley and singing songs throughout the Festival of Lights parade to...
12/08/2019

Thanks to Girl Scout troop 3063 for decorating our trolley and singing songs throughout the Festival of Lights parade tonight in downtown Columbus.

"For the reuse industry, it's sort of a mixed blessing. The reuse industry thrives on having access to stuff — in partic...
12/06/2019
'The Best Thing You Can Do Is Not Buy More Stuff,' Says 'Secondhand' Expert

"For the reuse industry, it's sort of a mixed blessing. The reuse industry thrives on having access to stuff — in particular good stuff. But increasingly, what we see in the United States in particular is that the quality of the stuff that people are acquiring — because we're acquiring more every year — is declining."

"Your average thrift store in the United States only sells about one third of the stuff that ends up on its shelves," Adam Minter says. His book explores what happens to the things that don't sell.

We receive calls about how to properly dispose of many kinds of things. Thanks to local scout Zebediah Gibson, we now of...
12/06/2019

We receive calls about how to properly dispose of many kinds of things. Thanks to local scout Zebediah Gibson, we now offer flag collection at the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center. Zebediah built four collection boxes and we were fortunate to receive one.
Bring your worn and tattered American flags to the Recycling Center for collection Tuesday-Saturday 7:30-4:30. Flags will be properly retired by the local VFW, American Legion, Girl Scouts, or Boy Scouts.
Other collection boxes are located at North Christian Church, the VFW post on National Road, and the American Legion post on 25th Street.

Hope to see you tomorrow at the parade!
12/06/2019

Hope to see you tomorrow at the parade!

Recycling Partnership
12/06/2019

Recycling Partnership

🎁When it comes to wrapping gifts, remember you can give back to the planet by reducing, reusing, and recycling your gift wrap this holiday season:

✅Existing materials within your home can be given a second life as gift wrap.
✅These include newspapers, magazines and bags. Pro-tip: The funny papers are terrific for children’s gifts.
✅Say no to extras such as gift tags, tissue paper, and bows – these aren’t recyclable.
✅If you want to decorate packages, try fresh greenery or holly, which you can later compost.
✅Consider wrapping gifts in reusable bags made from recyclable materials. They’re the gifts that keep on giving.
✅Take your plastic bags and film wrap to participating retail stores to be recycled.

#Recycling #RecyclingMatters

Bartholomew Co. REMC residential customers can bring sensitive financial and personal documents to the REMC office for f...
12/04/2019

Bartholomew Co. REMC residential customers can bring sensitive financial and personal documents to the REMC office for free secure shredding during regular hours December 9-13. Collection bins will be located in the lobby and Speedy Shred will shred on-site. No businesses, please. For more information contact REMC 812.372.2546

Recycling Partnership
12/03/2019

Recycling Partnership

Keeping a list? Checking it twice? Before purchasing a new gift card, consider reloading an existing gift card or giving an e-gift card.

#Reduce #Reuse

"If you're still concerned about the amount of holiday waste produced during this time of year, then glitter gift wrap i...
12/03/2019
Why you shouldn't buy glitter gift wrap this holiday season

"If you're still concerned about the amount of holiday waste produced during this time of year, then glitter gift wrap isn't the only item to be wary of. Other festive items that can't be recycled include "bubble wrap, foam packaging, cellophane, plastic bags, holiday lights, tinsel, ribbons, laminated/coated gift bags, bows, artificial and real Christmas trees, batteries, food packaging and waste, clothing, shoes, and electronics."

The above paragraph from the article is somewhat misleading. Some of the items mentioned as non-recyclable can be if recycled if facilities exist locally. For example, you can recycle corded electronics and holiday light strands at the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center. There is a $20 fee for televisions and monitors. We also accept real Christmas trees at the Yard Waste site and chip them into mulch. Both are located at 720 S. Mapleton Street.

Glitter wrapping paper is sparkly, shiny, and can really set the holiday mood for everyone. But here's the bad news: glitter gift wrap isn't safe to recycle. In fact, any wrapping paper that's laminated, decorated with colored foil, or glittery…

Loose-leaf pickup delayed in Columbus
12/02/2019
Loose-leaf pickup delayed in Columbus

Loose-leaf pickup delayed in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ind. - The Columbus Department of Public Works has announced that due to the leaves seemingly fallin...

It's that time of year when electronic products are replaced with newer models purchased at Black Friday and post-holida...
11/28/2019

It's that time of year when electronic products are replaced with newer models purchased at Black Friday and post-holiday sales.

Televisions and monitors are accepted year-round for recycling at the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center or the Bartholomew County Landfill. There is a $20 per unit fee to recycle televisions and monitors.

Televisions, computer monitors, laptops and desktop computers, tablets, gaming systems, DVD players, and several other electronic items are prohibited from being discarded in the trash in Indiana. Electronics contain heavy metals, including lead, mercury, cadmium, and hexavalent chromium that can be harmful if released into the environment. Recycling electronics ensures these materials are safely managed and that valuable materials such as steel, glass, and plastic, as well as precious metals such as copper, gold, tin, silicon, and aluminum are reclaimed for the manufacturing of new products. Reusing and recycling raw materials from e-waste conserves natural resources and avoids pollution. Indiana’s E-Cycle Program allows for many electronic devices to be kept out of landfills and incinerators and creates recycling opportunities for Indiana residents.

For more information about e-recycling visit https://www.in.gov/idem/recycle/2352.htm

🦃Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃Pro-Tip: Make sure you empty & clean your foil pie & baking pans before placing them in recycling....
11/28/2019

🦃Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃
Pro-Tip: Make sure you empty & clean your foil pie & baking pans before placing them in recycling. 🥧
#Recycling #Thanksgiving #Recycle

11/27/2019
DIY idea: repurpose plastic hangers into snowflakes
11/25/2019

DIY idea: repurpose plastic hangers into snowflakes

The hanger snowflakes are a HIT!! I did my best at putting together a simple tutorial. If you have any questions, let me know.

Supplies needed:
16 hangers - adult or kid size
Zip ties and / or packaging tape

The Landfill will be open Friday and Saturday, regular hours.The Recycling Center will be open Saturday, regular hours.F...
11/25/2019

The Landfill will be open Friday and Saturday, regular hours.
The Recycling Center will be open Saturday, regular hours.

For a complete listing of holiday closings, please visit our website www.bcswmd.com

The Kroger Co. wants you to be a Zero Hero and recycle plastic bags and packaging."Once you drop off those plastic bags ...
11/22/2019
Kroger - Be a Zero Hero: Recycle That Plastic!

The Kroger Co. wants you to be a Zero Hero and recycle plastic bags and packaging.

"Once you drop off those plastic bags and packaging in our bin, where does it go? Our stores collect this single-use plastic packaging from you and combine it with other plastic packaging used in-store; everything is sent away to be made into composite decking. Over the past three years, the Zero Hunger | Zero Waste program has recycled more than 180 million pounds of plastic. That’s a lot of decking!"

https://www.kroger.com/home-tips/cleaning/be-a-zero-hero

Learn how to be a Zero Hero by reducing waste through Zero Hunger | Zero Waste – a program that has recycled more than 180 million pounds of plastic!

11/21/2019

For a complete list of upcoming holiday closings, visit our website: www.bcswmd.com

Cigarette filters are made of a plastic called cellulose acetate. When tossed into the environment, they dump not only t...
11/21/2019
Cigarette butts are toxic plastic pollution. Should they be banned?

Cigarette filters are made of a plastic called cellulose acetate. When tossed into the environment, they dump not only that plastic, but also the nicotine, heavy metals, and many other chemicals they’ve absorbed into the surrounding environment. #GreatAmericanSmokeout

Trillions of cigarette butts are thrown into the environment every year, where they leach nicotine and heavy metals before turning into microplastic pollution.

11/20/2019

Address

720 S. Mapleton St.
Columbus, IN
47201

General information

720 S. Mapleton St. Columbus, IN 47201

Opening Hours

Tuesday 07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 07:30 - 16:30
Thursday 07:30 - 16:30
Friday 07:30 - 16:30
Saturday 07:30 - 16:30

Telephone

(812) 376-2614

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