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Environmental Discovery Center

The Southeastern Indiana Recycling District’s (SEIRD) staff often makes recycling presentations to classrooms, civic clubs and organizations, or Two students at the computergovernmental meetings to advocate environmental stewardship to the public. This is a free service, and is available throughout their seven-county district comprised of Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Scott, and Switzerland Counties.  

SEIRD is pleased to offer their Environmental Discovery Center (EDC) to district schools, families, churches and clubs to learn more about recycling and how it impacts our environment. The 900-square-foot building offers learning activities in several venues, including educational displays, games, activities, and crafts from recyclables.

We stand ready to assist your school, organization, or municipality to learn about the benefits of conscientious recycling and solid waste management. Tours of our EDC and our Jefferson County Recycle Center are available at no charge, by appointment. Contact Gary Marlin at or at 812-574-4080 to schedule your program or tour today.

Download One Man's Trash and Trash Talk!

Trash Talk PublicatiosnAvailable quarterly, SEIRD produces two educational publications that are distributed throughout schools and area newspapers. “One Man’s Trash…” and Trash Talk! are guides to Reduce,
euse and Recycle. Content includes recycling tips, facts, crafts and features on businesses that are reusing and repurposing recyclable materials. Did you know that a company can make the soles for six pairs of shoes from one car tire? That plastic soft drink bottles are being turned into polyester that becomes fleece blankets and hoodies? SEIRD publications include topics that review subjects such as limiting waste by rethinking purchases, analyzing buying habits and more.

Click below to download the latest edition of "One Man’s Trash...” and "Trash Talk!" and their accompanying teacher’s guide for education purposes.

One Man's Trash!
Click Here for the Spring 2016 edition of One Man's Trash....

Click Here for the Winter edition of Trash Talk.

For educational purposes, click Here for the Teacher’s Guide, Winter 2014 edition of Trash Talk.

ACTIVITIES and EVENTS Scholarships

The Southeastern Indiana Recycling District (SEIRD) will again be offering in 2017 our Students Making an Environmental Difference Scholarship for graduating high school seniors in SEIRD's seven-county district. Please keep checking for updated information and application.

Create a Recycling Radio Ad Winners
In collaboration with teachers at Madison Jr. High School in Jefferson Co., SEIRD offered a “Create a Recycling Radio Ad Contest” to 8th grade science students. Teacher Mrs. Dugle contacted SEIRD to inquire how her students could become active in promoting recycling public awareness.

SEIRD’s public outreach coordinator, Kendal Miller, came back with the idea of inviting the students to write a radio ad to promote recycling and SEIRD’s services. Students obtained more information through the Internet, SEIRD’s website, and a PowerPoint program that Miller used during presentations to Madison Jr. High School’s science classes. 

Radio Ad recoreded by Madison School students Kristin Clevenger of WIKI 95.3 in Madison assists Aleah Cutshall, Taylor Strouse, and Lauren Cardo with voicing their Create a Recycling Ad winning entries at Madison Jr. High School in Jefferson Co.

Entries were narrowed down to around ten, and submitted to SEIRD to select the two winning entries.

Aleah Cutshall, Taylor Strouse, and Lillie Leach were one set of winners, focusing their ad on reducing, reusing and recycling. Lauren Cardo was also a winner, discussing hard to dispose of items. Winners received a certificate and a bag that contained recycled items. With the assistance of Kristin Clevenger, sales manager of 95.3 WIKI radio in Madison, the winning writers were also the “on-air” talent voicing their winning entries on behalf of SEIRD. Ads will air between Dec. 10-Dec. 28, 2012 from 6am-midnight on WIKI 95.3.

SEIRD not only promotes recycling education in the schools, but to youth and adult clubs, groups, and organizations. For more information, contact Gary Marlin at 812-574-4080 or e-mail

Southeastern Indiana Recycling District (SEIRD) ● 6556 North Shun Pike Road, JPG #534 ● Madison, IN 47250 ● 1.800.997.4793