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The purpose of education is not knowledge but action. Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know. We want to promote recycling to all ages and make them aware of the consequences of not doing so.

Programs and Presentations

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

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 Jefferson County Recycle Center and facilities are available at no charge, by appointment. Contact Aaron Bell at to schedule your program or tour today.

One Man's Trash and Trash Talk!

Trash Talk PublicationAvailable 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, Reuse 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? Did you know 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 Winter edition of One Man's Trash....

Click Here for the Spring edition of Trash Talk.

For Teachers:
Click Here for the Teacher’s Guide of Trash Talk.

ACTIVITIES and EVENTS Scholarships

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. Students attending any high school located in Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Scott, or Switzerland County may apply.

To apply, applicants MUST BE NOMINATED by a staff member involved with their High School recycling program or having knowledge of a students’ participation in a community recycling effort.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 2, 2021. Preferred applicants will be pursuing a career in an environmental field to be eligible for a SEIRD scholarship. Each High School may have multiple nominees. We are looking to assist those students that have given their time and efforts towards making their school or community more environmentally responsible.

Applications will be available March 1, 2021. Additional information or questions can be obtained by contacting SEIRD at: 800-997-4793 or 812-574-4080. Applications can be mailed, faxed, or e-mailed.

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