School Recyclables

Scroll down for specific instructions on preparing your recyclables.

Purpose of the School Recycling Program

The overall mission of the Southeastern Indiana Recycling District is to “practice and promote good environmental stewardship.” There is no place more important than our schools for this to happen.

 

School Recycling Coordinator

SEIRD services over 60 schools in our seven county district. It is imperative that each school have a contact person to assist us in recyclables collections, educational presentations, issues and concerns, etc.
Educational Opportunities
SEIRD offers free Environmental Education Programs that correlate with Indiana Academic Standards. Please contact our office (812.574.4080) to speak with our Public Outreach Coordinator. A brochure is available describing each program and the age/class appropriate audience.
Items Your School Can Recycle
The items your school can recycle are listed as follows:
Fiber (paper, newspaper, softback books, magazines, and paperboard).
Plastic bottles (#1 PETE and #2 HDPE)
Steel Cans, Aluminum Cans
Corrugated Cardboard
Hardback Books

Continue to Scroll down for specific instructions on preparing your recyclables.

Download Southeastern Indiana Recycling District School Recycling Guide HERE 

Packaging Your School Recyclables

1

SORTING and CONTAMINATION
Please make sure that all recyclable materials are sorted and placed into their proper containers. It is important that the materials are not mixed together (contaminated) unless specified in the guidelines.

2

FIBER

This includes: paper, newspaper, magazines, paperboard, and softback books.
All of this material must be combined and placed directly in the toter(s) labeled FIBER. 
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3

PLASTIC BOTTLES
You may recycle both #1 and #2 empty plastic bottles but they must be packaged separately and placed into the bags (marked Recycle) that are provided by SEIRD. The bags must be placed into the toter(s) labeled PLASTIC. Please fill bags to full capacity and tie at the top!
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4

METAL CANS

You may recycle both aluminum cans and steel cans but they must be packaged separately and placed into the bags (marked Recycle) that are provided by SEIRD. The bags must be placed into the toter(s) labeled CANS.

 

PLEASE NOTE…

Steel Cans MUST: 1) Not Be Crushed 2) Be Rinsed and 3) Have the lids completely removed and dropped into the bottom of the can (as pictured).


Please fill bags to full capacity and tie at the top!

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5

CORRUGATED CARDBOARD
Cardboard boxes and containers should be broken down and placed into the containers specifically designated for cardboard. This bin is NOT for paperboard but corrugated cardboard only!
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6

HARDBACK BOOKS
You may recycle your hardback books any time during the school year or during summer break. Please package your books in reasonable sized cardboard boxes and contact us when you are ready for a pick up.
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