SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA
RECYCLING DISTRICT

Welcome to the SEIRD Website.
RECYCLING/REUSE
LOCATIONS
Batesville
Franklin
Jefferson
Jennings
Ohio
Ripley
Scott
Switzerland

SERVICES Recycling
Reuse
Education
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal
Disaster Debris Management

RECYCLING/REUSE
LOCATIONS

Batesville

Franklin

Jefferson

Jennings


Ohio

Ripley

Scott

Switzerland

SERVICES
Recycling

Reuse


Education


Household Hazardous
Waste Disposal


Pharmaceutical
Waste Disposal


Disaster Debris
Management


Southeastern Indiana Recycling District

Formerly, the Southeastern Indiana Solid Waste District (SISWD), the Southeastern Indiana Recycling District (SEIRD) offers the same great recycling center opportunities along with reuse stores, Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and pharmaceutical waste disposal, disaster debris management, youth and adult environmental education, and free-standing co-mingled containers throughout several of our counties.

Seird main office

SEIRD services seven Indiana counties including: Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Scott, and Switzerland. The district is comprised of eight recycle centers and seven reuse centers. Information on individual county recycle and reuse centers are available on this website.


Recycle Right:Your most common recycling questions, answered (Part 1)

By Jared Rogers
Member, SEIRD Citizens Advisory Committee

Recycling is an ever-changing industry. Over the years, SEIRD has fielded countless questions from community members about how to #RecycleRight. Although there’s always something new, over the next two columns (April and May 2021), I’ll address some of the most frequently asked questions by those who call our office and visit our recycling centers. Today, you’ll find 10 questions on a variety of general topics. In May, I’ll focus on a list of “Do you accept…?” questions about unique materials.

1. Do you purchase aluminum cans/scrap metal? No, we do not pay for these items. We use the revenue made from these materials to fund our programs, such as our One Man’s Trash and Trash Talk publications, and our educational programs held at local schools.
2. What do I do with old paints/stains? We accept oil based paints and stains during our annual Household Hazardous Waste collection days, and year-round at our Jefferson County Recycling Center located inside the old Jefferson Proving Grounds. Visit www.SEIRD.org to locate facility addresses and upcoming HHW collection dates. We do not accept latex paint. Dry out latex paint and dispose of it in your landfill waste stream.
3. How do I dry out latex paint? Pop the lid and let the sun dry it out or add shredded newspaper and mix in until solid.
4. Do you accept all plastics? No. The recycling market for different types of plastics is ever- changing. Currently, we only accept plastics #1 or #2 that are bottle or jug shaped. Stay tuned as these guidelines may change in the future.
5. What do I do with my yogurt and cottage cheese containers? Unfortunately, we do not currently have an outlet for these items, which are usually plastics #4, #5, or #6. These containers can be reused in a variety of ways, such as for storage, as garden pots, or in craft projects. Otherwise they must be placed with your waste destined for the landfill.
6. You did not pick up my curbside recyclables. What happened? While we help communities develop curbside recycling programs, we are not the providers of these services. Please check with your city or town to find out what company services your curbside recycling program and contact that company.
7. Can I bring you my used/worn out vehicle? No, we do not accept vehicles. Please contact a local scrap metal company to dispose of your vehicle.
8. Which automotive waste items are acceptable? We can help you recycle used motor oil, hydraulic fluid, and anti-freeze. Although used, these wastes must be otherwise clean and non-contaminated by other substances. The limit for these fluids may not exceed 10 gallons per person per visit. We also recycle oil filters, automotive batteries, and tires.
9. Do you take tires? Yes, at varying prices depending upon the type of tire. Please visit www.seird.org and view your town/county’s recycling brochure for a full list of accepted tires, fees, and limits.
10. Which electronics do you charge for? There is a $15 recycling fee charged for items with a screen, such as computer monitors, laptops/tablets/smartphones, and TVs. This fee helps offset the costs we incur in handling these items.

Hopefully this list is helpful as you strive to be a resource-minded citizen when it comes to disposing of your waste. Of course, there will always be more questions to answer, so feel free to call SEIRD at 812-574-4080 for more guidance, and stay tuned for Part 2 of our series next month.

The Southeastern Indiana Recycling District is “Your partner in protecting the earth.” SEIRD services seven Indiana counties including: Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Scott, and Switzerland. Visit www.SEIRD.org for more information.




Download 2020 SB131 Report

Download 2020 Annual Report

SEIRD is a positive and productive outlet for education throughout the schools in their district. SEIRD educators are available for environmental presentations and activities for all grade levels including adult clubs and organizations.

Contact Aaron Bell at seirdinfo@gmail.com or call him at 812-574-4080 to schedule your program or tour today.

Recycle Right is our new page. SEIRD is excited to offer the citizens we serve current recycling information and trends. We appreciate our communities’ dedication and determination to recycle. We hope to make recycling simpler, more effective, and unified. You will also find information for upcoming events related to the growing recycling efforts as they are planned.

We hope the page will become a valuable resource to share the progress and changes in recycling.

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Southeastern Indiana Recycling District

Seird main officeFormerly, the Southeastern Indiana Solid Waste District (SISWD), the Southeastern Indiana Recycling District (SEIRD) offers the same great recycling center opportunities along with reuse stores, Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and pharmaceutical waste disposal, disaster debris management, youth and adult environmental education, and free-standing co-mingled containers throughout several of our counties.

SEIRD services seven Indiana counties including: Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Scott, and Switzerland. The district is comprised of eight recycle centers and seven reuse centers. Information on individual county recycle and reuse centers are available on this website.


Recycle Right:Your most common recycling questions, answered (Part 1)

By Jared Rogers
Member, SEIRD Citizens Advisory Committee

Recycling is an ever-changing industry. Over the years, SEIRD has fielded countless questions from community members about how to #RecycleRight. Although there’s always something new, over the next two columns (April and May 2021), I’ll address some of the most frequently asked questions by those who call our office and visit our recycling centers. Today, you’ll find 10 questions on a variety of general topics. In May, I’ll focus on a list of “Do you accept…?” questions about unique materials.

1. Do you purchase aluminum cans/scrap metal? No, we do not pay for these items. We use the revenue made from these materials to fund our programs, such as our One Man’s Trash and Trash Talk publications, and our educational programs held at local schools.
2. What do I do with old paints/stains? We accept oil based paints and stains during our annual Household Hazardous Waste collection days, and year-round at our Jefferson County Recycling Center located inside the old Jefferson Proving Grounds. Visit www.SEIRD.org to locate facility addresses and upcoming HHW collection dates. We do not accept latex paint. Dry out latex paint and dispose of it in your landfill waste stream.
3. How do I dry out latex paint? Pop the lid and let the sun dry it out or add shredded newspaper and mix in until solid.
4. Do you accept all plastics? No. The recycling market for different types of plastics is ever- changing. Currently, we only accept plastics #1 or #2 that are bottle or jug shaped. Stay tuned as these guidelines may change in the future.
5. What do I do with my yogurt and cottage cheese containers? Unfortunately, we do not currently have an outlet for these items, which are usually plastics #4, #5, or #6. These containers can be reused in a variety of ways, such as for storage, as garden pots, or in craft projects. Otherwise they must be placed with your waste destined for the landfill.
6. You did not pick up my curbside recyclables. What happened? While we help communities develop curbside recycling programs, we are not the providers of these services. Please check with your city or town to find out what company services your curbside recycling program and contact that company.
7. Can I bring you my used/worn out vehicle? No, we do not accept vehicles. Please contact a local scrap metal company to dispose of your vehicle.
8. Which automotive waste items are acceptable? We can help you recycle used motor oil, hydraulic fluid, and anti-freeze. Although used, these wastes must be otherwise clean and non-contaminated by other substances. The limit for these fluids may not exceed 10 gallons per person per visit. We also recycle oil filters, automotive batteries, and tires.
9. Do you take tires? Yes, at varying prices depending upon the type of tire. Please visit www.seird.org and view your town/county’s recycling brochure for a full list of accepted tires, fees, and limits.
10. Which electronics do you charge for? There is a $15 recycling fee charged for items with a screen, such as computer monitors, laptops/tablets/smartphones, and TVs. This fee helps offset the costs we incur in handling these items.

Hopefully this list is helpful as you strive to be a resource-minded citizen when it comes to disposing of your waste. Of course, there will always be more questions to answer, so feel free to call SEIRD at 812-574-4080 for more guidance, and stay tuned for Part 2 of our series next month.

The Southeastern Indiana Recycling District is “Your partner in protecting the earth.” SEIRD services seven Indiana counties including: Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Scott, and Switzerland. Visit www.SEIRD.org for more information.

SEIRD ACTIVITES

Download 2020 SB131 Report

Download 2020 Annual Report


2021 Students Making an Environmental Difference Scholarship

The Southeastern Indiana Recycling District (SEIRD) is pleased to announce the 2021 Students Making an Environmental Difference Scholarship for graduating high school seniors in the district. See More information and Application Here.

 

SEIRD is a positive and productive outlet for education throughout the schools in their district. SEIRD educators are available for environmental presentations and activities for all grade levels including adult clubs and organizations.

Contact Aaron Bell at seirdinfo@gmail.com or call him at 812-574-4080 to schedule your program or tour today.


Recycle Right is our new page. SEIRD is excited to offer the citizens we serve current recycling information and trends. We appreciate our communities’ dedication and determination to recycle. We hope to make recycling simpler, more effective, and unified. You will also find information for upcoming events related to the growing recycling efforts as they are planned.

We hope the page will become a valuable resource to share the progress and changes in recycling.

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