(BLOOMINGTON) – Good news for avid recyclers! Effective Wednesday, April 8th, the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District (District) will include recycling services to its temporarily adjusted Wednesday and Saturday schedule.
Executive Director Tom McGlasson Jr. says, “We realize recyclables accumulate. We want to continue to offer recycling to the Monroe County community during this challenging time, feeding the recycling market, while protecting the health of our employees and the community.”
Effective Wednesday, April 8th, District recycling centers, including the South Walnut Recycling Center and Household Hazardous Waste facility, will be open Wednesdays and Saturdays. However, no unloading assistance will be available at this time.
Reuse programs/facilities will continue to be suspended but recyclables will be accepted at all facilities.
Orange bag trash will continue to be accepted at all Rural Recycling Centers on Wednesdays and Saturdays and the bulky item bins will be available on these days at the designated facility for that week.
The Administrative Building will continue to remain closed to the public.
Community Outreach Coordinator Elisa Pokral says, “We thank the public for storing their recyclables and not throwing them out. We also thank recyclers for recycling right – only recycling what can be recycled at the District, and ensuring that recyclables are rinsed and free of food residue.”
Place Styrofoam– Expanded Polystyrene Styrofoam (EPS) in the trash.
Recycling centers are social places and at all times, follow social distancing guidelines between customers and our staff when you drop off recyclables.
“This means you may want to allow the person before you to empty their recyclables in a bin before you empty yours. Be courteous, stay 6 feet away, and be safe!” McGlasson says, “Please know that these schedule changes are temporary and depend on the status of the coronavirus in Indiana. Every attempt will be made to restore the District’s full services and regular schedule as conditions permit. We thank you for your cooperation and patience.”
So, effective Wednesday, April 8th, you can again bring your recyclables to the District, but due to COVID-19 precautions, only on Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. at South Walnut located at 3400 South Walnut Street and 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Rural Recycling Centers. No unloading assistance will be available.
Reuse programs/facilities will continue to be suspended but recyclables will be accepted at all facilities. Orange bag trash will continue to be accepted at all Rural Recycling Centers.
Rural Recycling Centers include:
- Ellettsville, 6200 N. Matthews Dr
- Westside, 341 N.Oard Rd
- Southside, 400 W. Dillman Rd
- Northeast Recycling Center, 6015 East State Rd 45 off East Bethel Lane in New Unionville
The District will continue to accept a variety of recyclables from paper, cardboard, rigid plastics 1-7s, aluminum, steel, glass bottles, and jars, and more but again, only on Wednesdays and Saturdays. No Styrofoam (EPS).
Additionally, the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility will be open for recycling and/or disposal of HHW, but again, no reuse. The Administrative Building will continue to remain closed to the public.
For updates: call 812-349-2020 for a recorded message, view the top of the District’s FB page, and/or view scroll on web site at gogreendistrict.com.