expanded in Ripley County
The Southeastern Indiana Solid Waste District has announced more
opportunities for residents of Ripley County to recycle items known
as household hazardous waste. In the past, these items could only
be recycled at the SISWD Processing Center in Madison.
Residents are now urged to take their difficult-to-dispose
of items to the Ripley County Recycling Center located south
of Osgood on US 421 on the second Saturday of each quarter - for
2010, the dates will be July 10 and October 9. A special collection
vehicle will be located at the site from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on those
Saturdays. These items can be accepted only during that hour to
ensure that a certified professional is present.
Examples of household hazardous waste are leftover cleaning supplies,
pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides; acids and bases, such as
drain cleaners and other cleaning chemicals; oxidizers such as pool
chemicals or hydrogen peroxide; flammable liquids such as gasoline
and fuel additives, petroleum based products, oil based paints,
thinners and stains; items containing mercury, such as fluorescent
bulbs and thermostats and early thermometers.
Containers must be labeled.
None of these items are to be disposed of in garbage or dumped,
as they contain chemicals and elements that are hazardous to the
drinking water supply.
This special collection opportunity does not include items that
may be dropped off at the recycling center during normal business
hours, such as used tires, oil and antifreeze and oil filters, refrigerant
items and electronics.
The Ripley County Recycling Center is open Monday through Friday
from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon
to accept household recyclables.
Visit www.siswd.com for details about the Ripley County Recycling
Center or to download a brochure.