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.


“Going green” for your back-to-school routine

By Jared Rogers
Member, SEIRD Citizens Advisory Committee

After what was hopefully a fun-filled summer for families all around southeastern Indiana, it’s time to go back to school for a new year. The Southeastern Indiana Recycling District partners with 65 schools in our seven-county district to provide education, containers, and transportation services for school recycling programs. This partnership encourages children to be good stewards of our shared environment and helps schools manage their solid waste responsibly and efficiently. Here are a few tips and ideas to “go green” as we get back into our school routines:


1. Take stock before buying new supplies - Shopping for new supplies and clothes is an exciting part of back-to-school season, but before you head to the store, take a look around your house. You may have a few things tucked away in a drawer that you never used last year. Older siblings may have supplies they no longer need and could pass down to a younger sibling. In addition to conserving natural resources, this helps conserve the “green” resources in Mom & Dad’s wallet, too.

2. Shop for eco-friendly supplies - Now that you’ve taken stock of your supplies at home, it’s time to head to the store. Look for products that are made from recycled materials. Some items may also tout being biodegradable. Many companies these days pledge to donate a portion of their profits to sustainability initiatives. These types of labels are usually pretty easy to see on a product package as the company is eager for some good “PR.”

3. Choose reusables for snacks and lunch - Does your child take a water bottle to school? Choose a sturdy reusable bottle they can wash and use all year versus disposable plastic bottles. Do you pack them a lunch each day? Opt for a reusable lunch box and utensils and try to minimize single-use plastics when packaging food.

4. Carpool, bike, or walk to school if possible - Depending on where you live, think about how you can make your trip to school more eco-friendly. Students living in towns and cities may be able to ride their bicycles or walk to school, which is also great exercise (and for parents who ride/walk along, too.) For those living in rural areas, could you carpool with any nearby neighbors? Of course, there’s always the original carpool-to-school option, the big yellow bus!

5. Learn how to recycle from your child - Don’t recycle at home yet? At the beginning of each school year, teachers are sharing classroom rules and procedures, including how to #RecycleRight in the classroom. Ask your child how they were taught to recycle at school and then re-create the process at home. This could be an empowering project for a child to take on at home, and a new way for parents to connect to their child’s school life. After you’ve collected your recyclables, check www.SEIRD.org for your nearest drop-off site, or to see if curbside recycling is available in your area.

Good luck to your family as you embark on another school year!

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.

welcome graphic

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.


“Going green” for your back-to-school routine

By Jared Rogers
Member, SEIRD Citizens Advisory Committee

After what was hopefully a fun-filled summer for families all around southeastern Indiana, it’s time to go back to school for a new year. The Southeastern Indiana Recycling District partners with 65 schools in our seven-county district to provide education, containers, and transportation services for school recycling programs. This partnership encourages children to be good stewards of our shared environment and helps schools manage their solid waste responsibly and efficiently. Here are a few tips and ideas to “go green” as we get back into our school routines:


1. Take stock before buying new supplies - Shopping for new supplies and clothes is an exciting part of back-to-school season, but before you head to the store, take a look around your house. You may have a few things tucked away in a drawer that you never used last year. Older siblings may have supplies they no longer need and could pass down to a younger sibling. In addition to conserving natural resources, this helps conserve the “green” resources in Mom & Dad’s wallet, too.

2. Shop for eco-friendly supplies - Now that you’ve taken stock of your supplies at home, it’s time to head to the store. Look for products that are made from recycled materials. Some items may also tout being biodegradable. Many companies these days pledge to donate a portion of their profits to sustainability initiatives. These types of labels are usually pretty easy to see on a product package as the company is eager for some good “PR.”

3. Choose reusables for snacks and lunch - Does your child take a water bottle to school? Choose a sturdy reusable bottle they can wash and use all year versus disposable plastic bottles. Do you pack them a lunch each day? Opt for a reusable lunch box and utensils and try to minimize single-use plastics when packaging food.

4. Carpool, bike, or walk to school if possible - Depending on where you live, think about how you can make your trip to school more eco-friendly. Students living in towns and cities may be able to ride their bicycles or walk to school, which is also great exercise (and for parents who ride/walk along, too.) For those living in rural areas, could you carpool with any nearby neighbors? Of course, there’s always the original carpool-to-school option, the big yellow bus!

5. Learn how to recycle from your child - Don’t recycle at home yet? At the beginning of each school year, teachers are sharing classroom rules and procedures, including how to #RecycleRight in the classroom. Ask your child how they were taught to recycle at school and then re-create the process at home. This could be an empowering project for a child to take on at home, and a new way for parents to connect to their child’s school life. After you’ve collected your recyclables, check www.SEIRD.org for your nearest drop-off site, or to see if curbside recycling is available in your area.

Good luck to your family as you embark on another school year!

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