Indiana RecyclesThe Southeastern Indiana Recycling District (SEIRD) extends recycling opportunities to the residents of their seven-county district including the collection of materials such as: mixed paper; newspapers; magazines; aluminum and steel cans; plastics; electronics; clear, brown, & green glass containers; cardboard and paperboard; and more. SEIRD also accepts hard to dispose of items including refrigerated appliances, televisions and VCRs, microwaves, fluorescent bulbs and tubes, oil and antifreeze, and rechargeable batteries.
SEIRD operates and staffs eight recycle centers throughout its district. Centers are available in Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ripley, Scott, and Switzerland Counties. Each SEIRD recycle center has different business hours and may collect difference types of recyclables. Locate your county’s link to learn more about your local recycle center and what is accepted in your area.
Did You Know?When you throw away an aluminum can, you waste as much energy as if you’d filled the can half full of gasoline and poured it into the ground. Americans use 100 million tin and steel cans each day. Recycling one can saves enough energy to run a 100 watt light bulb for 20 hours, a computer for 3 hours, and a TV for 2 hours.*
In 1998 Americans used 2 billion pounds of HDPE for plastic bottles for household products, equal to 90,000 Honda civics. Recycling one ton of paper saves 17 mature trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 2 barrels of oil, and 4000 kilowatt hours of electricity,enough energy to power the average American home for 5 months.*
Sources: http://www.zerowasteamerica.org/Statistics.htm http://www.visy.com.au/ http://earth911.com/.