• Hendricks County Solid Waste Management District Seeking Information from Local Organizations that Offer Recycling Services

    January 08, 2014 No comments

    In the coming weeks the staff at the Hendricks County Solid Waste Management District will be working diligently to update its biennial Guide to Being Green: Waste Reduction, Reuse and Recycling in Hendricks County.  The publication includes information about the programs and services offered by the Solid Waste Management District, but also contains an A-Z section devoted to businesses and organizations that offer recycling services to the public.  The 2012 version of the District’s Guide to Being Green contained information from 52 different central Indiana organizations that accept materials from the residents for reuse, recycling or—in the case of certain wastes—proper disposal.  The materials covered included items such as rechargeable batteries, clothes hangers, eyeglasses, hydraulic fluid, MP3 players, aluminum cans, packing peanuts, plastic shopping bags, TVs and much more.  The guide lists the various materials, the organizations that will accept them from the public as well as any fees or restrictions that may be in place.

    Lenn Detwiler, Executive Director of the Hendricks County Solid Waste Management District explains, “Each time we update our Guide to Being Green,  we reach out to those organization we are familiar with to be sure we are including the most accurate information about the services they offer.  We are hoping that other organizations offering these kinds of services will contact us so we can include them in the upcoming version.”

    The District does not charge organizations to be included in the guide.  “It’s part of our mission.  We want people to know that there are local, convenient alternatives to simply putting an unwanted object in the trash.” says Amy Sieferman, Outreach Coordinator for the Solid Waste District.

    A searchable, online directory containing this same information was recently added to the Solid Waste District’s website, HendricksSolidWaste.com.  The information gathered for the Guide to Being Green will also be included in the online directory.

    To have information about a recycling program your organization offers to the public, contact Amy Sieferman at 858-6070 or asieferman@HendricksSolidWaste.com.  The District anticipates publishing the updated version of its Guide to Being Green this spring.

    The mission of the Hendricks County Solid Waste Management District is to promote recycling, waste reduction and responsible waste management within Hendricks County.


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