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Follow These 4 Simple Steps To Properly Recycle...

Updated: Dec 7, 2023

By properly recycling our HHW, we can help reduce air, water, and soil pollution. Improper disposal, such as pouring it down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, or putting it into your regular trash can create significant environmental and public health hazards. Even the small amounts we are dumping down the drain or throwing into our landfill, can pose risks to both humans and wildlife. There are definitely things we can do as a community to reduce these risks:

  1. Reduce the amount of products in your home that contain hazardous ingredients. Look for environmentally friendly or all natural products or search for recipes online to make your own cleaning products. We have several great resources right here in Henry County.

  2. Use up all the cleaning products you have, don’t dump them, or give them to someone who will use them up. Don’t buy more than you need! You can bring your excess cleaners (in clean, original packaging) to our ReUse Center, and we will find someone to use them.

  3. Save up your household batteries, fluorescent and led lightbulbs, then drop them off at Henry County SWMD. You can also drop batteries off at the Spiceland Town Hall.

  4. Bring all your HHW, appliances, tires, motor oil, and old electronics to Tox Away Day each year; never put these items in your trash or burn them.

Residents are encouraged to call the solid waste district office 529-1691 to find out how to properly dispose of items and to learn more about environmental programs. We want everyone to care for our environment as much as we do, but it will take all of us working together to make a big impact.

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