The Southeastern Indiana Recycling District (SEIRD) employs 21 individuals at 8 recycle and 7 reuse centers throughout the seven counties in our solid waste district. We are a multi-county cooperative under the supervision of a board of directors made up of 21 local elected officials. Our counties comprise nearly 2100 square miles consisting of 153,000 residents. The SEIRD business offices, Environmental Discovery Center, and processing center are located in the Jefferson Proving Grounds just north of Madison.
Once dubbed the Southeastern Indiana Solid Waste District (SISWD), after 22 years the organization changed its name. With the approval of SISWD’s board of directors, the company took on the name Southeastern Indiana Recycling District (SEIRD) in June 2012.
“Solid waste management is still a big part of our job—recycling is a large part of our district,” said Aaron Bell, SEIRD executive director.
According to Bell however, he doesn’t want people to think that recycling is all SEIRD does for the residents of their district comprised of Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Scott, and Switzerland Counties.
Along with recycling opportunities at six recycling centers, SEIRD has seven reuse centers, recycling containers available in locations across the district, picks up recyclables in over 50 schools, collects Household Hazardous Waste (HHW), works with police and sheriff departments for pharmaceutical waste disposal, and has recycling education opportunities for both youths and adults. The organization also assists all seven counties with disaster debris management, such as the disposal of recyclables from the 2012 tornados in Jefferson and Ripley Counties.
Residents will notice SEIRD’s new logo appearing on signs and promotional materials—a “recycled” version of the one that has been used over the past two years.
For more information on SEIRD, contact Gary Marlin, Education Coordinator, at 812-574-4080 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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