Bartholomew County Solid Waste District

Bartholomew County Solid Waste District Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! For hours of all our locations, please check our webiste www.bcswmd.com
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Operating as usual

07/23/2021

The best part of building with blocks is knocking them down!

07/23/2021

We had a smashing time at the Bartholomew County Public Library Block Party!

07/23/2021

That adds up to about 41 pounds of unwanted mail. To make the situation worse, most of it goes unopened and more than 40% of it ends up in landfills. One easy way to reduce your junk mail is to sign up for the National Do Not Mail List. Here is where to find it: https://www.directmail.com/mail_preference/ You can also contact the credit monitoring services (Experion, etc.) to remove your name from unsolicited credit offers.

#mulchandcompost #Friday
07/23/2021

#mulchandcompost #Friday

#mulchandcompost #Friday

07/21/2021

Have extra craft supplies or need cheap materials? Visit a creative reuse center and discover the creative possibilities of usable waste.
#Crafting #Sustainability #Livegreen #Ecofriendly #Reuse #Craftprojects
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Check our website www.bcswmd.com to find out how to dispose or recycle many of the items that San Souci cannot accept. Y...
07/21/2021

Check our website www.bcswmd.com to find out how to dispose or recycle many of the items that San Souci cannot accept. You can also call 812-376-2614 with questions about disposal or recycling.

Happy Wednesday Sans Souci Supporters!

We wanted to take a moment to highlight what donations Sans Souci cannot accept. Recently, we have had several requests for pickups for these types of items or individuals bringing these items during drop off hours. It is always so hard for us to decline these items because we know they are donated with good intentions but please note that we cannot take these items either because of Indiana health or environmental laws or simply because we are not typically able to sell them, resulting in hefty trash fees.

Sans Souci is always looking for ways that we can reduce our overhead costs and our trash fees is one area we are really trying to save in. The more funds we can save, the more funds we can put towards our community, making it a place where everyone can live life #withoutworry!

We thank you for your understanding and greatly appreciate your support of Sans Souci!

We only accept RECHARGEABLE batteries (Ni-Cad, Ni-MH, Ni-Zn, lithium ion, cell phone batteries) for recycling Tuesday-Fr...
07/21/2021

We only accept RECHARGEABLE batteries (Ni-Cad, Ni-MH, Ni-Zn, lithium ion, cell phone batteries) for recycling Tuesday-Friday 7:30-4:30. No businesses. Limit 5 per visit.

Other options for rechargeable batteries are Lowe's and Staples. Check with Batteries Plus for alkaline battery recycling. Alkaline batteries can be disposed of in the trash.

Most items with a cord or computer related electronics are accepted at the Bartholomew County Landfill or the Recycling Center during regular hours. Electronics/corded items primarily composed of glass, ceramic or wood; or items that have been cannibalized will not be accepted.

BCSWMD charges $20 for all TVs and computer monitors brought to the Recycling Center and Landfill. Due to space limitations at the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center, projection televisions should go to the landfill for recycling.

We only accept RECHARGEABLE batteries (Ni-Cad, Ni-MH, Ni-Zn, lithium ion, cell phone batteries) for recycling Tuesday-Friday 7:30-4:30. No businesses. Limit 5 per visit.

Other options for rechargeable batteries are Lowe's and Staples. Check with Batteries Plus for alkaline battery recycling. Alkaline batteries can be disposed of in the trash.

Most items with a cord or computer related electronics are accepted at the Bartholomew County Landfill or the Recycling Center during regular hours. Electronics/corded items primarily composed of glass, ceramic or wood; or items that have been cannibalized will not be accepted.

BCSWMD charges $20 for all TVs and computer monitors brought to the Recycling Center and Landfill. Due to space limitations at the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center, projection televisions should go to the landfill for recycling.

The Brown County Recycling Center will have a Tox-Away Day on July 31! Brown County residents only.Call 812-988-0140 for...
07/20/2021

The Brown County Recycling Center will have a Tox-Away Day on July 31! Brown County residents only.

Call 812-988-0140 for more information.

Reduce, reuse, recycle in that order. The last option should be putting something in the trash.
07/20/2021

Reduce, reuse, recycle in that order. The last option should be putting something in the trash.

Timeless words from our founder! 🚯

Do you get meal kits delivered? The cardboard delivery boxes are recyclable at all of our facilities. Please remove the ...
07/17/2021

Do you get meal kits delivered? The cardboard delivery boxes are recyclable at all of our facilities. Please remove the insulation packs before placing cardboard in the bin.

The plastic bags are not accepted at any of our facilities. They should be accepted at retail stores that accept plastic bags.

Read and follow the label directions for disposing of the gel.

Do you get meal kits delivered? The cardboard delivery boxes are recyclable at all of our facilities. Please remove the insulation packs before placing cardboard in the bin.

The plastic bags are not accepted at any of our facilities. They should be accepted at retail stores that accept plastic bags.

Read and follow the label directions for disposing of the gel.

07/17/2021
It's actually not raining!Bartholomew County educators, take advantage of the dry weather this morning and come to Littl...
07/17/2021

It's actually not raining!

Bartholomew County educators, take advantage of the dry weather this morning and come to Little Red School House Too at the Bartholomew County Landfill. Shop for free back to school materials.

It's actually not raining!

Bartholomew County educators, take advantage of the dry weather this morning and come to Little Red School House Too at the Bartholomew County Landfill. Shop for free back to school materials.

It's raining again, but we'll still load mulch and compost this afternoon.
07/16/2021

It's raining again, but we'll still load mulch and compost this afternoon.

It's raining again, but we'll still load mulch and compost this afternoon.

Join us next Friday for a fun family event with the library!
07/16/2021

Join us next Friday for a fun family event with the library!

Fun event on the Plaza! Bartholomew County Solid Waste District

There are six locations and dates around the state. The closest from Bartholomew County may be Hendricks County Fairgrou...
07/15/2021

There are six locations and dates around the state. The closest from Bartholomew County may be Hendricks County Fairgrounds, 1900 E Main St, Danville, IN on August 26.

Clean Sweep Project- have leftover suspended, canceled, banned, unusable, opened, unopened or just unwanted pesticides you need to get rid of? Office of Indiana State Chemist sponsors a disposal service free of charge up to 250 pounds per participant. Over 250 pounds there will be a $2.00 per pound charge. This is a great opportunity for you to legally dispose of unwanted/leftover products at little or no cost. Six dates are scheduled in August. For more information go to: https://www.oisc.purdue.edu/pesticide/clean_sweep.html

Bartholomew County educators, are you looking for materials to use in your lessons this coming school year?
07/14/2021

Bartholomew County educators, are you looking for materials to use in your lessons this coming school year?

Bartholomew County educators, are you looking for materials to use in your lessons this coming school year?

Green Tree Plastics in Evansville operates the ABC Partnership program which turns caps into benches. Their post discuss...
07/14/2021

Green Tree Plastics in Evansville operates the ABC Partnership program which turns caps into benches. Their post discusses the types of caps they accept from groups collecting for benches.

We often get calls from folks who have saved a lot of plastic caps. We do not accept loose caps for recycling, nor do we collect them for bench projects. Check with your local school, church, or youth organization to see if they are collecting for a bench.

Not only at the beach.
07/14/2021

Not only at the beach.

We might actually get somewhere! 🌊

Most items with a cord and computer related electronics are accepted at the Bartholomew County Landfill or the Recycling...
07/14/2021

Most items with a cord and computer related electronics are accepted at the Bartholomew County Landfill or the Recycling Center. Electronics/corded items primarily composed of glass, ceramic or wood; or items that have been cannibalized will not be accepted. BCSWMD reserves the right to refuse any items for recycling that are disruptive to our recycling efforts.

BCSWMD charges $20 for all TVs and computer monitors brought to the Recycling Center and Landfill. Due to space limitations at the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center, projection televisions should go to the landfill for recycling.

Most items with a cord and computer related electronics are accepted at the Bartholomew County Landfill or the Recycling Center. Electronics/corded items primarily composed of glass, ceramic or wood; or items that have been cannibalized will not be accepted. BCSWMD reserves the right to refuse any items for recycling that are disruptive to our recycling efforts.

BCSWMD charges $20 for all TVs and computer monitors brought to the Recycling Center and Landfill. Due to space limitations at the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center, projection televisions should go to the landfill for recycling.

Individually, you are not going to solve the plastic waste problem, but you're not alone in wanting to do so. A lot of p...
07/13/2021
The Plastic Problem Isn't Your Fault, But You Can Be Part Of The Solution : Life Kit

Individually, you are not going to solve the plastic waste problem, but you're not alone in wanting to do so. A lot of people around the world are also concerned and are making decisions based on their concerns. If you join them in adopting some of the small changes discussed here, it could add up to something meaningful. #plasticfreejuly

It's not your fault that single-use plastic is everywhere. But with a little planning, you can curb your use of disposables and maybe even save some money in the long run. And after you've reduced and reused, we'll teach you how to recycle — properly!

Remember, if you have a question about curbside services (trash collection, recycling collection, or yard waste collecti...
07/13/2021

Remember, if you have a question about curbside services (trash collection, recycling collection, or yard waste collection), call the Department of Public Works at 812-376-2509.

Remember, if you have a question about curbside services (trash collection, recycling collection, or yard waste collection), call the Department of Public Works at 812-376-2509.

Reducing plastic in our lives is about making better choices every day. #plasticfreejuly
07/13/2021

Reducing plastic in our lives is about making better choices every day. #plasticfreejuly

Every bit of plastic ever made is still out there somewhere. Even the stuff that's been recycled.

It's so hard to be completely plastic-free, but it's not about having a meltdown at the supermarket (we've all been there, right?). It's about doing the best that we can, and striving to do better than the day before.

It's such a complex thing. The discounted veggies at my store are always bagged in plastic, but as a dumpster diver I can tell you that that veg would otherwise go to landfill (the dumpster at this shop is always commendably empty). By keeping things in perspective, those 15 small plastic bags used each day cut their food waste issue are nothing when compared to the packaged convenience items in the rest of the supermarket. Those other products (I'm talking deli meats, crackers, tiny serves of kids yogurt, bags within bags of cookies) are often more processed, less healthy and more expensive than their bulk or raw alternatives.

Even at the bulk store there's plastic hiding behind the scenes. But it's so empowering to cut out what you can. I haven't touched a takeaway coffee cup in about 6 years, I quit disposable period products 10 years ago, and i cannot remember the last time I bought a new item of clothing...I think it was in 2010. My pantry is full of big jars with staples from the bulk store, and my fridge is full of unpackaged veggies, home made condiments, and my own water kefir. Instead of packaged cereal I roll my own oats and make granola with whole nuts and seeds, I bottle my own pasta sauce once a year (made from tomatoes...that's it!), and i make a big batch of crackers once a month so I've always got snacks at hand.

When you do come home with plastic, see it as a piece of the puzzle that's yet to be solved, as an opportunity to be taken hold of. It's amazing the progress that this attitude can lead to.

What pieces of the plastic free puzzle are you still struggling with? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

#permacultureillustrator #plasticfreejuly #choosetorefuse

Heading to the beach this summer? Why not participate in a citizen science project to learn more about marine plastic po...
07/13/2021
Using Citizen Science to Understand Marine Debris | OR&R's Marine Debris Program

Heading to the beach this summer? Why not participate in a citizen science project to learn more about marine plastic pollution?
https://blog.marinedebris.noaa.gov/using-citizen-science-understand-marine-debris

Posted Thu, 04/08/2021 - 11:00 Spring is here! As the temperatures increase and weather improves, many of us are drawn to the outdoors. But what if your trip to the beach could be more than just an enjoyable day? What if you could do scientific research at the same time? Citizen science, sometimes c...

The numbers indicate the chemical formula of the plastic, not whether it is recyclable. #1 & # are the most widely accep...
07/10/2021

The numbers indicate the chemical formula of the plastic, not whether it is recyclable. #1 & # are the most widely accepted plastics in recycling programs based on the market for recyclable materials. Know what your local program accepts.

Never understood the numbers in the recycling symbol on the products you buy? Here's a guide to help you understand what each number means to help you better understand recycling! ♻️⁠

We don't accept any kind of plastic film at our facilities, but you can recycle films at retail stores.
07/09/2021

We don't accept any kind of plastic film at our facilities, but you can recycle films at retail stores.

We don't accept any kind of plastic film at our facilities, but you can recycle films at retail stores.

Hooray! It's Friday!
07/09/2021

Hooray! It's Friday!

Hooray! It's Friday!

We are collecting recycling and doing public outreach today from 10-2 with Toyota Material Handling.
07/09/2021

We are collecting recycling and doing public outreach today from 10-2 with Toyota Material Handling.

We are collecting recycling and doing public outreach today from 10-2 with Toyota Material Handling.

Our next Open Saturday is July 17! All Bartholomew County educators are welcome to visit LRSHToo - homeschool parents, S...
07/09/2021

Our next Open Saturday is July 17! All Bartholomew County educators are welcome to visit LRSHToo - homeschool parents, Sunday school teachers, scout leaders, etc. Browse the shelves for items that could be used in your lessons!

Our next Open Saturday is July 17! All Bartholomew County educators are welcome to visit LRSHToo - homeschool parents, Sunday school teachers, scout leaders, etc. Browse the shelves for items that could be used in your lessons!

Timeline Photos
07/08/2021

Timeline Photos

We've all seen them on the side of the road... those piles of discarded trash, debris, tires, or even abandoned vehicles. 👎

Open dumping is the illegal act of throwing waste in places other than a permitted facility. See something, say something 👀 https://on.in.gov/opendump

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720 S. Mapleton St.
Columbus, IN
47201

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720 S. Mapleton St. Columbus, IN 47201

Opening Hours

Tuesday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday 7:30am - 4:30pm

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(812) 376-2614

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This is the final week for Holiday Recycling collection. That fresh cut tree is probably kinda crunchy by now. Bring it to the Yard Waste Site and we'll chip it into fragrant mulch.
What is the best way to dispose non working electrical appliances, chargers, and wires? Thank you