What do I do with…

It is very important to read product labels to know the chemical content and heed any warnings regarding proper usage.  This page is designed to help you properly dispose of anything and everything. There are over 350 items listed alphabetically. Just click on the letter your item begins with and scroll down from there. If you can’t find your item on this page please call the Rush County Solid Waste District Office at 765-938-1342 or 317-407-3221.  There is NO cost at this time for Rush County residents to dispose of household hazardous waste at the Tox-Away Center.

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Acid
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Adhesives
These are hazardous materials and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center. located at Smiley Avenue in Rushville on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon. Open to all Rush County residents. There is no charge at this time.

Aerosol Cans
When containers still have product in them or are still under pressure, most are considered hazardous waste and should be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.  If they contained food-related products or are empty, they can be placed in regular trash.

Agricultural Plastic
Agricultural plastic cannot be recycled; please dispose of it in the garbage.  Burning agricultural plastic is illegal. Burning plastic releases toxic chemicals into the air.  In July 2017, there will be special collection of Ag plastic.  Contact Clean Green Rush for more information.

Air Conditioners
Bring to Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center located at Smiley Avenue in Rushville on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon.  Open to all Rush County residents.  There is no charge at this time.

Alkaline Batteries (Duracell, Eveready, Energizer, etc.)
These are no longer considered hazardous, and may be disposed of in regular trash.  Look for the pine tree symbol on alkaline batteries.

All-Purpose Cleaner
This is a hazardous material in its concentrated form.  Dilute and use or bring to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Aluminum Cans
Accepted with Rushville City curbside recycling or deposited in the drop-off recycling bins at Smiley Avenue in Rushville.  Please rinse out any remaining liquid or food from the cans.

Aluminum Siding
Aluminum siding can be recycled at most metal recycling businesses. Do not put in recycling bins.

Ammonia
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Ammunition
Contact Rush County Sheriff’s Department at 765-932-2931 or Rushville Police Department at 765-932-3907 for proper disposal. Either department will usually accept unwanted ammunition and weapons.

Answering Machines
These are accepted for recycling at the Clean Green Tox-Away Center on first Saturday each month from 8 a.m. to noon.

Antifreeze
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.  There is also a receptacle for antifreeze just inside the entrance to the landfill –CGS Services, Inc, 11380 N. County Rd 300, Morristown, IN.  There is no charge.

Ant Poison
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Appliances (sometimes referred to as ‘white goods’)
Air Conditioner, Dehumidifier, Dishwasher, Dryer, Freezer, Hot Tub, Microwave, Refrigerator, Stove, Trash Compactor, Washer, Water Heater, etc can be brought to Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center located at Smiley Avenue in Rushville on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon. Open to all Rush County residents. There is no charge at this time.

Area Rugs
First, if there is any wear left in the rug, consider finding someone who could use it.  Avoiding the landfill is generally a good thing. If not, disposal is available to all Rushville residents during designated spring and fall clean up weeks or for a small fee if you take it to the Smiley Avenue disposal site.  Contact the Street Department for exact dates at 765-932-2725.  District residents outside of Rushville should contact their trash hauler.  Most pick up large items at least once every six months for their customers without additianl cost if you call to schedule a pick-up.  Residents can also take such items directly to the landfill where there may be a disposal fee.

Arm Chair
Same as area rugs above.

Art & Hobby Paint
If the paint can be cleaned up with water, let it dry out or pour it over kitty litter or shredded paper to absorb and then dispose in regular trash.  If paint thinners or solvents are necessary for clean up, then this is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Arts & Crafts Supplies
Check with your local schools or Sunday school classes to find out if they are interested in a donation of used or leftover art supplies in good condition. Items not suitable for donation will either be garbage (for instance, a worn-out paintbrush) or household hazardous waste (some paints and dyes are toxic). Hazardous materials must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Asbestos
There are disposal restrictions for some types of asbestos. Call the Rush County Solid Waste District at 765-938-1342 or email us at recycle@rushcounty.in.gov

Aseptic Containers (juice boxes, soy milk boxes)
Put in regular trash.

Ashes
Ashes are not recyclable, and can be placed in the garbage once they are stone cold.

Asphalt
Asphalt is considered a bulky waste item for the landfill.

Asphalt Sealer
If the asphalt sealer is water-based (you can clean up with water), it must be dried out and then disposed with your trash. If it is petroleum-based, it is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Asphalt Shingles
There are places that recycle shingles in Indianapolis; however, none in this area.  Landfill. There may be a disposal fee.

Automobiles
Salvage businesses.  There is one on the west edge of Rushville.  Some nonprofit agencies will accept as a donation.

Automotive

Carburetor Cleaner
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Engine Degreaser
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Motor Oil
This is a hazardous material and must have proper disposal.  Take to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Radiator Flusher
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Transmission Fluid
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Auto Glass
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.

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Bags

  • Paper: Accepted with curbside recycling and can be placed the Paper Only container at the recycling drop-off area at Smiley Avenue in Rushville.  For large volumes, call Clean Green Rush office 765-938-1342 for better options at little or no cost.
  • Plastic: Check with local supermarkets for recycling programs. They also can be reused (for instance, as trash liners for small trash bins); They can be placed in curbside recycling or in the co-mingled containers at the recycling area.

Bakeware (cookie trays, baking pans, Pyrex)
If still in good condition, bakeware may be donated to local resale shops (such as Goodwill) or rummage sales, or offered at a tag sale. Bakeware generally is not recyclable.

Ballast  (from fluorescent light)
The ballast can be recycled to reclaim valuable metals such as copper and steel, thereby reducing the volume of solid waste sent to landfills.  The label on the ballast should say “no PCBs.”  If not, the ballast may be very old and may contain PCBs.  If so, bring to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center for proper disposal.

Barbecue Grill
This belongs in the heavy trash pickup or landfill.

Barbecue Tank
Disposal of small LP tanks are available to all District residents at the the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Bathroom Cleaner
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Bathtub, Cast-Iron or other metal
Contact a metal recycler or place for heavy trash pickup.  There are also salvage companies that will buy certain styles. or you could take it to one of Habitat for Humanity Restore retail locations.

Bathtub, Fiberglass or plastic
This belongs in the heavy trash pickup or taken to landfill.

Batteries

  • Alkaline (Household AAA, AA, C, D,9-volt, etc)
    These are not hazardous, and may be disposed of in the garbage.  Some manufacturers place a pine tree symbol or indication that it has no Hg (mercury). Those that can be trashed.
  • Automobile
    Automobile batteries are a hazardous material and must be brought to the the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center. These batteries should be exchanged when buying a replacement.  Some auto parts stores will accept these lead acid batteries.
  • Button
    Button batteries are a hazardous material. They can be recycled in the Call2Recycle boxes (there is one inside the south door at the Courthouse, at Radio Shack, and at some other retail stores).  The may also be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.
  • Lithium (Li-ion)
    These batteries are typically found in digital cameras and laptop computers.  They are considered hazardous materials and have been known to cause fires when not properly stored.  Tape the contacts or place individually in a plastic bag.  They can be recycled in the Call2Recycle boxes (there is a box inside the south door at the Courthouse, at Radio Shack, and at some other retail outlets).  The may also be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.
  • Rechargeable (NiCad)
    NiCad batteries are a hazardous material. They can be recycled in the Call2Recycle boxes (there is one inside the south door at the Courthouse, at Radio Shack, and at some others retail outlets).  The may also be brought tothe Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.
  • Sealed Lead Acid
    Small sealed lead acid batteries found in computers , electronic equipment and children’s toys can be recycled in the Call2Recycle boxes.  The may also be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.
  • Zinc Batteries
    These are not hazardous, and may be disposed of in the garbage.

Beverage Containers
Beverage containers are accepted with curbside recycling and in the drop-off recycling containers located at Smiley Avenue.  Rinse containers and remove lids before recycling. For more detailed information about which containers can and cannot be recycled, see How to Sort Materials for Recycling.

Bikes (scrap metal)
This is an item for heavy trash pick up or possibly a metal recycler.

Biodiesel
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Birds, dead
Report to Rush County Health Department to check for West Nile disease.

Blacktop (Asphalt)
Asphalt is considered a bulky waste item and belongs in the landfill.

Blueprint Paper
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.

Bookcase
Consider finding someone who could use it, advertise it on the local radio station’s Time to Trade, put it in a yard sale, Goodwill, etc.  Avoiding the landfill is generally a good thing. If not, disposal is available to all Rushville residents during designated spring and fall clean up weeks.  Contact the Street Department for exact dates at 765-932-2575.  District residents outside of Rushville should contact their trash hauler.  Most pick up large items occasionally for their customers without additional cost if you call to schedule a pick-up.  Residents can also take such items directly to the landfill where there may be a disposal fee.

Books
Hardcover and Paperback: Call the District Office 765-938-1342 to schedule a drop-off time.  Every effort is made to rescue books and keep them in circulation.

Bottles
Empty antifreeze,  bleach, chemical, motor oil, and any other container that held hazardous materials are not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage. Cooking oil containers, glass (clear, green & brown), laundry detergent, plastic bottles that contained shampoo, soap, soda, water can be recycled (look for triangular symbol on bottom of container with number 1 or 2 inside the triangle.  Place with curbside recycling or drop in the recycling containers at Smiley Avenue in Rushville.  For more detailed information about which containers can and cannot be recycled, see How to Sort Materials for Recycling.

Bowls (metal, glass, ceramic, or plastic)
If still in good condition, bowls may be donated to local resale shops (such as Goodwill) or rummage sales, or offered at a tag sale. Bowls and dishes in any condition unfortunately are not recyclable.

Box Springs
This is an item for heavy trash pick up or placed in the landfill.

Boxboard
Boxboard refers to “flat” (uncorrugated) cardboard such as cereal boxes. Place with curbside recycling or in the ‘Paper Only’ container  at the recycling drop-off area at Smiley Avenue in Rushville. Take time to flatten the box please. (There are no hauling fees to the District for any paper, cardboard, newspaper, office paper, phone books, etc placed in paper-only container.  If placed in the co-mingled there is a hauling fee to the District).

Brake Fluid
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Branches (trees and bushes)
Rushville residents can place at curbside for the Street Department to pick up.

Bricks
Bricks are considered a bulky waste item and go in the landfill or for someone wanting clean fill items.  In good condition, bricks are often used by landscapers and gardeners.  Set out with a sign offering them to someone who needs them.

Broken Glass
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.  This includes mirrors, too. This type of glass is tempered and not recyclable.

Brown Envelopes
Place with curbside recycling or in the ‘Paper Only’ container at the recycling drop-off area at Smiley Avenue in Rushville.

Brush (weeds, branches, sticks, bushes)
Rushville residents can place at curbside for the Street Department to pick up.

Bubble Wrap
If you know someone who does a lot of selling on eBay he or she may be glad to take it for reuse.   Otherwise, it is not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.

Buckets
Metal buckets and Plastic buckets: Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the trash.

Bug Spray
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Building & Remodeling and Construction Materials

Construction & Demolition Debris
Asphalt, Asphalt Shingles, Bricks, Cement, Cinder Blocks, Clapboard, Concrete, Doors, Flooring, Insulation, Lumber, Mortar, Plaster, Plywood, Roofing, Sheetrock, Shingles, Tiles, Windows, and Wood all belong in the landfill.  If considerable quantities are involved, we may be able to find a source to accept construction and demolition debris.  Call 765-938-1342.  Some building materials in good, re-usable condition may be donated to Habitat for Humanity’s Restore locations in Muncie, Indianapolis, or other central Indiana locations.

Polyurethane, Stains, Paint, and other Floor & Deck Finishes (oil-based only)
These are hazardous materials and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Roofing Tar, Oil-based Asphalt Sealer
These are hazardous materials and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Bulky Waste
Disposal is available to all District residents at CGS Services, Inc. in Morristown.  There will be a disposal fee.

Bullets
Contact Rush County Sheriff’s Department at 765-932-2931 or Rushville Police Department at 765-932-3907 for proper disposal. Either department will usually accept unwanted ammunition and weapons.

Butane Lighters
These may be placed in the garbage if empty.

Button Batteries
Button batteries are a hazardous material. They can be recycled in the Call2Recycle boxes (there is one inside the south door at the Courthouse, at Radio Shack, and at some other retail outlets).  The may also be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

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Calculators
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage. If they have a circuit board (electronic) they can be recycled in the eScrap collection at the Tox-Away Center.

Cameras
If the camera has a lithium battery, remove it before disposing of the camera. The batteries can be recycled in the Call2Recycle boxes (there is one inside the south door at the Courthouse, at Radio Shack, and at some other retail locations).  The may also be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center. The camera itself can go in the garbage.

Canning Jars
Canning jars are not recyclable because of the thickness of the glass. Reuse is best.  Give to a friend who can use them, put in a tag sale, or place in the trash.

Cans (Steel [tin-coated] and Aluminum)
Place with curbside recycling or at the recycling drop-off area at Smiley Avenue in Rushville. Rinse before recycling. Labels do not have to be removed. For more detailed information about which containers can and cannot be recycled, see How to Sort Materials for Recycling.

Carbon Monoxide Detector
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.

Carbon Paper
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.

Carburetor Cleaner
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Cardboard (corrugated and boxboard)
Place with curbside recycling or in the ‘Paper Only’ container at the recycling drop-off area at Smiley Avenue in Rushville.  Take time to flatten the box please.  The following types of cardboard are not recyclable: beer or soda cartons (because of the moisture barrier in the cardboard); egg cartons (because the paper fibers are too short to be recycled); pizza boxes (because of grease); and waxed cardboard (because of the coating).  For large quantities, contact District office at 765-938-1342. (There are no hauling fees to the District for any paper, cardboard, newspaper, office paper, phone books, etc placed in paper-only container. If placed in the co-mingled there is a hauling fee for the District for those items.

Cardboard Tubes from Paper Towel and Toilet Paper Rolls
Place with curbside recycling or in the ‘Paper Only’ container at the recycling drop-off area at Smiley Avenue in Rushville.

Carpeting & Rugs (Area Rugs, Carpet with or without padding)
Heavy trash pick-up item or disposal in landfill.

Cassette Tapes and Cassette Tape Boxes
These cannot be recycled locally. www.GreenDisk.com offers a mail-in option for recycling all forms of electronic media and their cases: diskettes, zip disks, CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, DVDs et al, video tape, audio tape, game cartridges, DAT, DLT, Beta or Digibeta, and virtually all other type of computer tapes, as well as many other forms of “techno-trash.” See their site for more info.  Otherwise, dispose of cassette tapes and boxes in the garbage.  Oh, there is one more option:  District office has instructions on crocheting an evening bag with the tapes.  Yes, seriously.

Catalogs & Magazines
Place with curbside recycling or in the ‘Paper Only’ container at the recycling drop-off area at Smiley Avenue in Rushville.  Plastic wrappers, if any, must not be placed in paper recycling.  Put plastic wrappers in with light-weight film plastic recycling (like grocery bags). (Paper magazine wrappers can be recycled.)

CCA-Treated Wood (pressure-treated)
CCA-treated wood should only be disposed of in a lined landfill, not an incinerator.  Do not dispose of CCA-treated wood in a backyard compost pile, brush pile, chipping pile, or burn pile as the toxic chemicals which preserve the wood could be released.

CDs and CD Trays
These cannot be recycled locally. GreenDisk offers a mail-in option for recycling all forms of electronic media and their cases: diskettes, zip disks, CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, DVDs et al, video tape, audio tape, game cartridges, DAT, DLT, Beta or Digibeta, and virtually all other type of computer tapes, as well as many other forms of “techno-trash.” See their site for more info. Otherwise, dispose of CDs and their plastic trays in the garbage.

Cell Phone
Cell phones contain hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center or placed in the Call2Recycle boxes (there is one inside the First Street entrance of the Courthouse).

Cement/concrete
Landfill item.

Cereal Boxes
Place with curbside recycling or in the ‘Paper Only’ container in the recycling area at Perkins & Water Streets. Take time to flatten the box please.  Remove any inner bag and dispose in the garbage.  The bag is not recyclable. There are no hauling fees to the District for any paper, cardboard, newspaper, office paper, phone books, etc placed in paper-only container. If placed in the co-mingled there is a hauling fee to the District.

Charcoal
Charcoal may be placed in the garbage once it is stone cold!

Chemistry Kit
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Chinaware
If still in good condition, chinaware may be donated to local resale shops (such as Goodwill) or rummage sales, or offered at a tag sale. Chinaware in any condition unfortunately is not recyclable.

Chlorine Bleach
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Christmas Trees
Disposal is available for residents of Rushville. Call the Street Department specific information and dates of pick up and mulching.

Cigarette Lighters
These may be placed in the garbage if empty.

Cinder Blocks
Landfill item.

Clapboards
Landfill item.

Cleaners
All-Purpose Cleaner, Ammonia, Bathroom Cleaner, Chlorine Bleach, Disinfectant, Drain Cleaner, Oven Cleaner, Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Upholstery Cleaner, Septic Tank Cleaner–All of these products are considered Household Hazardous Waste and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.  If you can use the product, it is important not to pour these chemicals down the drain all at once in their undiluted form because they have been known to have adverse effects in septic systems and at wastewater treatment plants.  They can also contaminate groundwater and drinking water. It is unsafe to dispose of them in the garbage.

Clothing
Charitable organizations (Salvation Army, Goodwill, local churches) often take usable clothing. Clothing that is not appropriate for reuse (torn, stained) can be used as rags or sent in bulk to textile recyclers.  There is a local shoe charity in Rushville called Changing Footprints that accepts donations of new or gently used footware located at 310 North Julian in Rushville.

Coal Ash
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage after it is cold.

Cooking Oil
This oil can be recycled but not locally and must be placed in the garbage.

Cooking Oil Bottle (empty)
Place with curbside recycling or at the recycling drop-off area at Smiley Avenue in Rushville.  For more detailed information about which containers can and cannot be recycled, see How to Sort Materials for Recycling.

Cookware
If still in good condition, cookware may be donated to local resale shops (such as Goodwill) or yard sales, or offered at a tag sale. Cookware in any condition is unfortunately not recyclable.

Copy Machine
This has a circuit board so bring to Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center to be recycled.

 Copy Paper
Place with curbside recycling or in the ‘Paper Only’ container in the recycling area at Perkins & Water Streets.

Copy Paper Wrapper
Recycle if wrapper is paper; however, most wrappers for copy paper are not accepted for paper recycling, due to the plastic moisture barrier that coats the wrapper. Plastic wrappers for copy paper are not accepted in plastics recycling.

Couch
Heavy trash pick up or landfill.

Creosote (from woodstoves)
Creosote cleaned out from woodstoves must be placed in the trash.

Creosote Sealer
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

CRTs & TVs
Placing CRTs and TVs in the trash is not a good idea.  They contain and lead and other toxic metals.  Bring to bring to Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.  At this time there is no charge.

Cups
Cups — whether paper, plastic, Styrofoam, or china — are not recyclable.

Coat Hangers
Metal and Plastic: Unfortunately not recyclable, and must be placed in the garbage if no longer usable.

Colored Glass Bottles
Place with curbside recycling or in the containers at the recycling drop-off area at Smiley Avenue in Rushville.  Please rinse bottles before recycling.

Compact Disks and Compact Disk Trays
These cannot be recycled locally. GreenDisk offers a mail-in option for recycling all forms of electronic media and their cases: diskettes, zip disks, CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, DVDs et al, video tape, audio tape, game cartridges, DAT, DLT, Beta or Digibeta, and virtually all other type of computer tapes, as well as many other forms of “techno-trash.” See their site for more info. These have been used for craft projects from time to time. Contact solid waste director at 765-938-1342 if you want to donate.  Otherwise, dispose of CDs and their plastic trays in the garbage.

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Compact fluorescents should not be placed in the trash because they contain a small amount of mercury. If unbroken, bring to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center at Smiley Avenue for recycling.

Computer Disks
Computer disks cannot be recycled in Rush County. You can either throw them in the trash or arrange to recycle them through GreenDisk. GreenDisk accepts for recycling a wide range of “technotrash,” including diskettes, and all forms of electronic media and cases. There is a fee for the service.

Computer Monitors
Placing computer monitors in the trash is not a good idea as there is up to ten pounds of lead in a monitor plus other hazardous metals and as of January 1, 2011, trash haulers may refuse to pick up.  For proper recycling, bring to Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center on the first Saturday of each month between 8 a.m. and noon.  There is no fee at this time.

Computer Peripherals (including speakers)
Printers should be recycled.  Keyboards, mouse, track balls, and speakers along with cords and wiring can be recycled so bring to Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Computers (CPUs)
Computer (CPUs) circuitry contains heavy metals and should not be thrown in the trash.  They can be recycled so bring to Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Concrete
Landfill item.

Construction and Demolition Debris
See Building and Remodeling Materials

Construction Paper
Construction paper is not recyclable, because the fibers are too short. It must be placed in the garbage.

Containers
There are many items that were once used to contain a product that are not recyclable.  For detailed information about which containers can and cannot be recycled: How to Sort Materials for Recycling.

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Degreaser
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Dehumidifier
Bring to Tox-Away Center.

Diesel Fuel
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Dirt
Dirt can be placed in a compost pile, yard, or garden plot. If you have contaminated dirt, contact Indiana Department of Environmental Management for proper disposal information.

Dishes/Dishware
If still in good condition, dishes may be donated to local resale shops (such as Goodwil) or garage sales, or offered at a tag sale. Dishes in any condition are unfortunately not recyclable.

Dishwasher
Bring to Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center located at Smiley Avenue in Rushville on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon. Open to all Rush County residents. There is no charge at this time.

Disinfectant
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Disposable Dishes & Utensils
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.

Disposable and Fast-Food Containers (Lunchables, etc)
Not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.

Doors
If the doors are in good, re-usable condition, they may be donated to Habitat for Humanity’s Restore, put out in a garage sale, etc. or left for heavy trash or landfill.

Drain Cleaner
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Drinking Glasses
Not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.

Dry Cleaning Bags & Hangers

  • Bags: Your dry cleaner may take them or you can place with light-weight plastic bag recycling. garbage.  Walmart and Kroger has a bin just inside their doors for light-weight plastic recycling.
  • Hangers: (metal and plastic) trash them.

Dryer
Bring to Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center located at Smiley Avenue in Rushville on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon. Open to all Rush County residents. There is no charge at this time.

DVDs
These cannot be recycled locally. GreenDisk offers a mail-in option for recycling all forms of electronic media and their cases: diskettes, zip disks, CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, DVDs et al, video tape, audio tape, game cartridges, DAT, DLT, Beta or Digibeta, and virtually all other type of computer tapes, as well as many other forms of “techno-trash.” See their site for more info.  DVDs have been used for craft projects from time to time. Contact solid waste director at 765-938-1342 if you want to donate. Otherwise, dispose of DVDs in the garbage.

DVD Player
Bring to bring to Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.  It will be recycled.

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Egg Cartons
Unfortunately, not recyclable. Reuse if possible, or place in the garbage.

Electronics (anything with a circuit board)
Answering Machines, Cell Phones, Computer-related Items, Copy Machines, CRTs & TVs, DVD Players, Fax Machines, Microwaves, Pagers, Printers, Satellite Dishes, Scanners, Telephones, Television Sets, VCRs, Video Game Systems,etc.  Many of these contain toxic materials and need to be recycled. Bring to bring to Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center. No fees at this time.

Engine Degreaser
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Envelopes
Even with stamps and plastic windows, envelopes are accepted.  Place with curbside recycling or in the ‘Paper Only’ container at the recycling drop-off area at Smiley Avenue in Rushville…  Manila envelopes are recyclable. Tyvek envelopes are not recyclable.

Epoxy
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Explosives
Contact Rush County Sheriff’s Department at 765-932-2931 or Rushville Police Department at 765-932-3907 for proper disposal.

Eyeglasses
Dr. Fenimore and Dr. Sickbert, optometrists, each have a box in the lobby to collect eye wear and sends them to charitable organizations that accept eyeglasses.  Otherwise, they are unfortunately not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.

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Facial Tissue
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.

Fax Machine
Many of these contain toxic materials and need to be recycled. Bring to Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center located at Smiley Avenue in Rushville on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon. Open to all Rush County residents. There is no charge at this time.

Fencing (metal)
Bring to Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center located at Smiley Avenue in Rushville on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon. Open to all Rush County residents. There is no charge at this time. You can also contact the Rush County Highway Garage at 765-932-2926 as the Dept. may accept them from time to time.

Fencing (wood)
Heavy trash or landfill item.

Film Canisters
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.

Fire Extinguisher
To dispose of a fire extinguisher, first discharge its contents, and then remove the valve.  Do not place in the trash or recycling! Check with Fire Dept.

Flags
For proper disposal of U.S. flags that are no longer in usable condition, contact your local American Legion.  They have a drop box for flags on South Morgan and First Streets.

Flammable Liquids
These are hazardous materials and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Flea Killer/Flea Shampoo
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Flooring
If not fit for reuse, heavy trash pick up or landfill.

Fluorescent Bulbs, including compact fluorescent lights
These contain mercury and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.  Be careful not to break. Do not put in regular trash.

Food
Compost in your backyard or place in the garbage. There are instructions for composting on this site.

Freezers
Bring to Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center located at Smiley Avenue in Rushville on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon. Open to all Rush County residents. There is no charge at this time.

Freon
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Fungicide
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.
Furniture
Bookcases, Box Springs, Bureaus, Cabinets, Couchs, End Tables, Kitchen/Dining Tables, Futons, Loveseats, Mattresses (standard or waterbed), Over-stuffed Chairs, Upholstered Chairs, Wooden Furniture all need to be sold or given away if still usable.  If not these are heavy trash pick-up items or taken to land fill.  Some contract haulers will take when a scheduled pick-up is arranged.

Furniture Polish
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

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Garden Hose
Trash it.  Don’t even consider putting it in the recycling bins.

Gasoline
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Gift Wrap
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the trash.

Glass
Since glass does not degrade, a bottle thrown in a landfill today would still be around in the year 3000. That’s why it’s so important to recycle any glass food or beverage container. In addition to saving landfill space, recycling saves energy. For example, recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to light a 100-watt bulb for four hours. Any clear, green, or brown glass bottle which held a food or beverage and is smaller than 2 gallons can be recycled. Empty and rinse; discard caps in trash. Labels and neck rings are okay, as they can be sorted out at the recycling facility.

There are other glass items that unfortunately cannot be recycled.

  • No light bulbs
  • No window glass
  • No auto glass
  • No broken glass
  • No dishes
  • No drinking glasses
  • No mirrors
  • No Pyrex

Glass Bottles
Accepted at recycling area at Smiley Avenue recycling drop-off in Rushville or with curbside recycling. Labels and neck rings can be left on.

Grass Clippings
Grass clippings are banned from trash in Rush County.  They may be left on the lawn after the grass is cut or added to compost.  Rushville residents can place marked containers of grass clippings and yard waste to be picked up and composted by Street Department.

Grease
Automotive grease: This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center. Cooking grease should be placed in the garbage.

Greeting Cards
Place with curbside recycling or in the ‘Paper Only’ container in the recycling drop-off area at Smiley Avenue.

Grocery Bags
Paper: Accepted Place with curbside recycling or in the ‘Paper Only’ container in the recycling area at Perkins & Water Streets.
Plastic: Check with local supermarkets for recycling programs. They can be reused as trash liners for small trash bins.  Include with curbside recycling or in the co-mingled containers in the drop-off recycling area at Smiley Avenue.

Guns
Contact Rush County Sheriff’s Department at 765-932-2931 or Rushville Police Department at 765-932-3907 for proper disposal. Either department will usually accept unwanted ammunition and weapons.

Gypsum (Sheetrock)
Some places are recycling it but not locally.  Landfill.

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Halogen Bulbs
These may be disposed of in the garbage.

Halogen Lamps
These may be placed in the garbage.

Hazardous Waste
Hazardous waste must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Health Care and Personal Care Products
Some health care and personal care products are hazardous and should not be placed in the trash. Items marked Caution, Caustic, Corrosive, Danger, Flammable, Poison, Volatile, or Warning should be considered hazardous products. Free disposal of these items is available at the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Any product that is not labeled as above can be disposed of in the trash. Empty liquids prior to placing containers in the trash. Some plastic bottles, such as those that contained rubbing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide, can be recycled.

Hearing Aids
Remove and recycle battery.  Batteries can be recycled in the Call2Recycle boxes.  One is located inside the First Street entrance of the Courthouse next to vending machines.   Dispose of the hearing aid in the garbage.

Helium Tanks
Disposal is available to all District residents at the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Herbicide
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

HID Lights (Sodium, Mercury, Metal Halide)
These are hazardous materials and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.  Be careful not to break.

Hot Tub
Landfill.

Hypodermic Needles
Hypodermic needles should not be placed in the trash or recycling. Store in heavy plastic bottle such as a laundry detergent bottle if red bio-hazard containers are not available.  Call the Rush County Solid Waste Management District at 765-938-1342 or email us recycle@rushcounty.in.gov for information about special disposal.

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Incandescent Light Bulbs
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the trash.

Ink Cartridges
Ink cartridges are usually accepted back at a retail store (e.g. Staples).  Often you will receive a discount on your next ink cartridge purchase. There are also various programs where you can send your cartridge off in the mail to a charitable organization. Below are a few ideas; many others can be found by searching online.
Children’s Miracle Network: Call 1-800-941-0656 for free postage paid envelopes in which to send donated cartridges.  Recycle4Charity: http://www.recycle4charity.com, 1-800-588-7960.  There is a drop box just outside room 108 in the Rush County Courthouse for ink and toner cartridges for recycling.

Insecticide
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Insulation
Trash

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Juice Bottles (glass and plastic)
Accepted with curbside recycling or at Smiley Avenue recycling drop-off in Rushville.   Discard caps in the garbage.

Juice Boxes (aseptic)
Accepted with curbside recycling or at Smiley Avenue recycling drop-off area on Rushville.

Juice Cans (metal)
Accepted with curbside recycling or at Smiley Avenue recycling drop-off area on Rushville.

Juice Concentrate (Frozen) Containers
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage. The cardboard the tube is made out of is coated and therefore not recyclable. The metal ends when just thrown in loose, fall through the machines and end up in the trash.

Junk Mail
Accepted with curbside recycling or place in Paper Only recycling bin at Smiley Avenue recycling drop-off in Rushville. Remove any plastic wrappers and place them in the trash.

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Kerosene
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Kitchen/Dining Tables
Disposal is available to all District residents at the landfill.  Most trash haulers will pick up large items and a call to schedule is necessary. Rushville residents may put them out during heavy trash pick up during spring and fall.  Call Street Department at 932-2575.  An even better idea is to find someone who can use it, give it to Goodwill, place it in a yard sale.

Kitty Litter
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage. Kitty litter should not be composted.  Kitty litter is good to absorb and dry out latex paint and then thrown in the trash.

Kitty Litter Buckets
Plastic buckets and pails that contained kitty litter are not recyclable and must be placed in the trash.   However, clean buckets iwth lids will be accept at Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center for collecting batteries and other materials.

“Kleenex”
Facial tissues (Kleenex or any other brand) are not recyclable and must be placed in the trash.

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Latex Paint
Latex paint can be cleaned up with water.  Read the label if you aren’t sure.  Water will be listed as the first ingredient.  Latex paint is not a hazardous waste.  It can be disposed of in the regular garbage once the paint is dry. Paint will air dry if the lid is left off the can.  However, if there is a large quantity remaining in the can, it will require a very long time to dry. You can speed up the process by stirring in clean kitty litter. Do not bring latex paint to Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center unless you are will to pay $2 for a quart or less, $5 for a gallon or less, and $20 for 5 gallons or less.  These prices cover the labor and absorbent material; we prefer you do it.

Detergent Bottles
Accepted with curbside recycling or at Smiley Avenue recycling drop-off area on Rushville.

Laundry Detergent Boxes
Accepted at Paper Only recycling bin at Smiley Avenue recycling drop-off area on Rushville.

Lawn Mowers (Riding & Push)
Before disposing of any lawn mower, remove the gas and oil. Disposal of gas and oil is available to all District residents at the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.  Call the Rush County Highway Department at 932-2926 as the department may accept the motor and chassis for scrap metal.  If so, you’ll need to schedule a drop-off time.

Lead & Oil Based Paints
These are hazardous materials and must be brought to Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Lead Paint Chips
Lead paint chips should be disposed of in a lined landfill.

Leaves/Yard Waste
Leaves and yard waste are banned from burning or placing in the trash in Rushville.  They may be placed in a container labeled “yard waste” and the street department will pick up.  Leaves can be raked to the gutter and the Street Department will vacuum.  Do not burn as the fire department will show up and douse the flames.  Please compost yard waste if possible.

Lighting
Fluorescent Bulbs, including compact fluorescent lights contain mercury and are hazardous materials and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Light Bulbs (incandescent, non-fluorescent)
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.

Lighter Fluid
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Linseed Oil
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Smiley Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Lithium-Ion Batteries
These batteries are typically found in digital cameras and laptop computers.  They are a hazardous material. They can be recycled in the Call2Recycle boxes.  One is located inside the First Street entrance door of the Courthouse next to vending machines.

Lumber
Many would welcome clean, reusable lumber.  You might check with Habitat for Humanity Restore locations, post a notice on a public bulletin board, online on Craig’s List or put it on the radio show,Time to Trade.  Lumber can go to the landfill but would be better if someone can use it.

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Magazines & Catalogs
Accepted with curbside recycling or place in Paper Only recycling bin at Water & Perkins Streets in Rushville. Remove any plastic wrappers and place them in the trash.

Margarine Tubs
If clean, accepted at recycling area at Smiley Avenue recycling drop-off area on Rushville.

Mattresses (all types)
Landfill.

Medications
Do not flush medications down the drain or toilet or throw in the trash. Take to Rush County Sheriff’s Office at 131 East 1st Street or the Rushville Police Department at 270 West 15th Street and put in the big white courier drop box in the lobby.  No questions.  No cost.

Mercury (liquid)
Mercury is toxic and should not be thrown out in the trash! Elemental mercury is a silvery liquid that is commonly used in thermometers and thermostats. Mercury is not hazardous to humans when it is in a sealed device. The danger to health and the environment arises when mercury-containing articles are broken and discarded in the trash. (Or broken after being discarded in the trash.) If you have liquid mercury, it must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Mercury-Containing Devices
Mercury-containing devices include thermometers (with silver-colored liquid), thermostats, and fluorescent lights.  These are hazardous materials and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center. Here’s a link to more information about mercury.

Mercury Thermometers & Thermostats
Mercury is a silvery liquid. If you have a thermometer with mercury in it, bring it to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center. If the thermometer has red or blue liquid, it does not contain mercury and may be put in the trash. Thermostats can be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Metal
Steel and aluminum are the major metals in our everyday lives and both are easily recyclable. Recycling one aluminum can saves the energy equivalent of one cup of gasoline. There are 16 cups to a gallon. So, recycling eight 24-packs of soda would be the energy equivalent of filling a 12-gallon gas tank! To recycle beverage cans or food cans, simply rinse them and place in Container recycling. For more details about recycling metal containers, see How to Sort Materials for Recycling. For larger items like appliances bring to Tox-Away Center on first Saturday of each month 8 a.m. to noon.

Metal Polish
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Microwaves 
Microwaves are welcome at the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Milk Cartons
Plastic milk cartons are accepted at recycling area at Smiley Avenue recycling drop-off area in Rushville and with Rushville’s curbside recycling.  If this a waxed paper carton, place in garbage.

Milk Jugs

Accepted at recycling area at Smiley Avenue recycling drop-off area and with Rushville’s curbside recycling.

Mineral oil
Mineral oil is not hazardous and may be placed in the garbage.

Mirrors
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.

Mortar
Landfill

Moth Balls
These are a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Motor Oil
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center where it will be sent for recycling.

Oil Filters: Used oil filters should be punctured on the dome top and drained while hot. Capture the oil that drains from the filter and consolidate it with other motor oil. Once the filter is drained, it can be placed in scrap metal recycling or brought to Tox-Away Center.

Motor Oil Bottles (empty)
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.

Mower
Before disposing of any lawn mower, remove the gas and oil. This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Muriatic Acid
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

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Needles, Syringes, & other Sharps
Place in heavy plastic bottle such as a laundry detergent bottle or a red biohazard container.  Do not put in trash.  Call the Rush County Solid Waste Management District at 765-938-1342 or email us for proper disposal instructions.

Newspapers (including inserts)
Accepted with curbside recycling or place in Paper Only recycling bin at Smiley Avenue recycling drop-off area inRushville.  Place loose or in a brown paper bag. Do not bundle, tie, or place in plastic bags.

Nickel-Cadminum (NiCad) Batteries
NiCad batteries are a hazardous material. They can be recycled in the Call2Recycle boxes inside the First Street entrance of the Courthouse next to the vending machines.

No-Pest Strips
These are a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

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Office Paper (white and colored)
Accepted in Paper recycling bin at at Smiley Avenue recycling drop-off area and with curbside recycling in Rushville. There is no need to remove staples.  Do remove plastic binders and bags. If you are clearing a large quantity, call the Solid Waste District office for assistance.

Oil Filters
Used oil filters should be punctured on the dome top and drained while hot. Capture the oil that drains from the filter and consolidate it with other motor oil. Once the filter is drained, it can be placed in scrap metal recycling or in the trash. The filter portion cannot be recycled. You can also bring to Tox-Away Center.

Oily Soil
Call the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

Oven Cleaner
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Overhead transparencies can be recycled by mailing them to:
3M Recycle Program
c/o Gemark
99 Stevens Lane
Exeter, PA 18643

Over-stuffed Chairs
If there is still use left in the chair, try to find someone who can use it; donate to Goodwill, put it in a yard sale.  Rushville City has heavy trash pick up in the fall.  Call 765-938-1342 for date of next pick up.  Most contract waste haulers will pick up if you call to schedule. Disposal at a landfill is also an alternative. There may be a disposal fee.

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Packing Peanuts & Bubble Wrap
They are unfortunately not recyclable and if not reused, must be placed in the garbage.

Pagers
Recycling is available at the Tox-Away Center on Smiley Avenue in Rushville.

Pails
Metal pails:
Disposal could be made with a metal recycler and doesn’t not belong in recycling bins. Otherwise put out with the trash.
Plastic pails: Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.

Paints
If the paint is still in usable condition, you can ask a local community theatre group or school theatre department if they would like to have it. Otherwise:
Latex Paint
Latex paint is not a hazardous waste. It can be disposed of in the regular garbage once the paint is dry. Latex paint will air dry if the lid is left off the can. However, if there is a large quantity remaining in the can, it will require a very long time to dry. You can speed up the process by stirring in clean kitty litter. Do not bring latex paint to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center; it will not be accepted.

Paints & Stains (Lead & Oil based)
These are hazardous materials and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Water-based Stain
Water-based stain is not a hazardous waste. It can be disposed of in the the same matter as latex paint and placed in regular garbage once the stain is dry.

Paint Cans (empty)
Put in trash.

Paint Thinner
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Pallets
Contact the District Office at 765-938-1342 or bring to Tox-Away Center.  We use several in shipping materials.

Paper
Put in large, capped, Paper-ONLY container at Smiley Avenue recycling drop-off area or with curbside pick up.  For detailed information about what paper can and cannot be recycled:  How to Sort Materials for Recycling .

Please do not put recyclable paper in plastic bags.

Paper Towels
Paper towels are not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage. However, the cardboard tubes may be included with Paper recycling. (The cardboard tubes from toilet paper may also be recycled.)

Paperboard
Put in large, capped, Paper-ONLY container at Perkins & Water Streets or with curbside pick up.  For detailed information about what paper can and cannot be recycled:  How to Sort Materials for Recycling

PCB Ballast
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

PCB Transformers
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Pepper Spray
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Pesticide
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Phone Books
Put in large, capped, Paper-ONLY container at Smiley Avenue recycling drop-off area or with curbside pick up.  For detailed information about what paper can and cannot be recycled:  How to Sort Materials for Recycling

Phones
Land-line phones:
Disposal is available at Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Cell phones: Disposal is available in the “Call 2 Recycle box” just inside the south door of the Rush County Courthouse next to the vending machine or at the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Photographic Chemicals
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Picture Glass
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.

Pizza Boxes
If there are portions of the box (such as the lids) that are grease-free and food-free, they can be accepted in Paper recycling bins and with curbside recycling in Rushville. Only clean boxes, or the clean parts of boxes, can be recycled.

Plaster
It belongs in the landfill.

Plastics
Many plastics are accepted in container recycling bins at at Smiley Avenue recycling drop-off area or put out with curbside recycling in Rushville.  But there are many other plastics that cannot be recycled in Rush County. Do check out How to Sort Materials for Recycling as this can be confusing.  Also you can call District office at 765-938-1342 for additional information.

Plastic Furniture
Plastic furniture is not recyclable. Disposal is available with designated heavy trash pick up week  for all Rushville residents in the fall.  Those who use a contract service should call you provider.  They may take it if you schedule a pickup time.  You can also take to the landfill.  There may be a disposal fee.

Plastic Shopping Bags
Check with your local grocery stores for recycling programs, or reuse as many times as possible. Better still get a reuse bag offered for sale at many store for less than a dollar.  Check with the District Office there may be some left from a special reuse promotion.

Click on the home page of www.onebagatatime.com for a two-minute video with information on the problems plastic bags cause.  It is well worth your time.

Plastic Utensils
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.

Plastic Wrap
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.

Plates 
Glass, ceramic, plastic, or metal:  If still in good condition, plates may be donated to local resale shops (such as Goodwill or rummage sales, or offered at a tag sale. Plates in any condition are not recyclable.  Paper plates are NOT recyclable and must be placed in the trash.

Plexiglass
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.

Plywood
Do try to find someone who can use it.  Disposal with trash is the only other option.

Polyurethane and other Floor & Deck Finishes
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center. Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Pool Chemicals
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Posters
Accepted in paper recycling bin at Smiley Avenue recycling drop-off area.  Posters that have been mounted on foam core are not recyclable.

Post-It Notes
Accepted in paper recycling bin at Smiley Avenue recycling drop-off area and with curbside in Rushville.

Prescription Drugs
Take to Rush County Sheriff’s Office at 131 East First Street or to the Rushville Police Department, 270 West 15th Stret in Rushville and put in the large white courier drop box located in the lobby.  There is no cost, no questions.

Pressure-Treated Lumber
Pressure-treated wood contains arsenic and is dangerous.  It should only be disposed of in a lined landfill, not an incinerator. . Do not dispose of pressure-treated wood in a backyard compost pile, brush pile, chipping pile, or trash incinerator. For more information, call the District office at 765-938-1342.

Printers
Printer recycling is available at Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center. There is no fee.

Propane Tanks
This is a hazardous material and small tanks (20 lbs or less) must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Mower
Before disposing of any lawn mower, remove the gas and oil. This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

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Radiator Flush
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Radioactive Material
Call the Rush County Solid Waste Management District at 765-938-1342 as this will require special arrangements.

Rags
These can be used for many household cleaning projects. Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage after you’re done re-using them.

Rags-Oily
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Rechargeable Batteries
Rechargeable batteries contain hazardous materials. They can be recycled in the Call2Recycle boxes just inside the First Street entrance of the Rush County Courthouse or brought to Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Refrigerators
Some metal recyclers and appliance stores may help with disposal.  The refrigerant must be evaluated first.  There may be a disposal fee.

Riding Lawn Mower
Before disposing of any lawn mower, remove the gas Dispand oil and bring to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Rodent Killer
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Roofing
There are places in Indianapolis which accept for recycling, otherwise send to landfill. There will be a disposal fee.

Roofing Tar
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center. Latex Roofing Tar: This is not a hazardous waste. It can be disposed of in the regular garbage, once it is dried out.

Root Killer
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Rust Inhibitor
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

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Sandwich Baggies
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage. (Or wash and reuse.)

Sawdust
Unfortunately, not recyclable and may be placed in the garbage. In small quantities, it can be added to compost, but it is slow to break down. In some cases, it can be used as mulch.  Sawdust can be used to absorb latex paint to dry out for disposal.

Scanners
Bring to Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center for recycling. There is no fee.

Scrap Metal
(for example: Bicycle, Riding and Push Mowers, Rototiller, Snowblower)
Disposal is may be available  at the Rush Count Highway Dept. or the Rushville Street Dept.  Call first and there may be a disposal fee.

Sealant
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.
Latex Sealant: This is not a hazardous waste. It can be disposed of in the regular garbage, once it is dried out.

Sealed Lead Acid Batteries
Sealed lead acid batteries from automobiles and children’s toys contain hazardous materials and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Septic Tank Cleaner
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Shampoo Bottles
Emptied and rinsed, the bottles are accepted at recycling bins at Perkins and Water Street or with curbside in Rushville. Caps should be removed, if possible, and placed in the garbage.

Sharps
Do not place sharps in the trash or recycling.Call the Rush County Solid Waste Management District at 765-938-1342 for disposal instructions.

Sheet Glass
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.

Sheetrock
Landfill. There may be a disposal fee.

Shingles
There are companies in Indianapolis and other cities that grind and recycle into asphalt paving materials.  Otherwise, landfill.  There may be a disposal fee.

Shoes

Locally Changing Footprints organization is always wanting gently used shoes to use in their program.  If you have donations call 765-938-1382 (their message line) or email at info@changingfootprints.com.  Other charitable organizations (Salvation Army, Goodwill, local churches) will often accept shoes in good condition.  Otherwise they are not recyclable and must be placed in the trash.

Shredded Paper
Accepted at recycling bin for Paper only at Water and Perkins Streets and also in curbside recycling.  The shredded paper should be inside a bag, preferably paper.

Siding
Not recyclable in the drop-off bins.  Because of tornado damage, Decatur County was accepting plastic siding for recycling.  Otherwise, landfill. There may be a disposal fee.  Aluminum siding can be sold to metal recycling or brought to Tox-Away Center.

Sinks
Landfill.  There may be a disposal fee.

Smoke Detectors
Smoke detectors have a small amount of radiation, similar to that of some “glow in the dark” watches. They may also be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Soap bottles
Empty, rinse and place  in container recycling at Smiley Avenue recycling drop-off area or with curbside pickup in Rushville. Pumps should be removed and placed in the garbage.

Soda & Beer Cartons
Because they contain a moisture-barrier and do not readily break down inside paper pulp machines.  Consequently, there is not recycling market. Unfortunately not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.

Soda Bottles
Empty, rinse and place in container recycling at Smiley Avenue recycling drop-off area or with curbside pickup in Rushville. Remove caps and place them in the garbage.

Solvents
These are hazardous materials and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Sporting Goods
Resell or donate if they are in good condition. Otherwise they are not recyclable.

Spot Remover/Solvents
These are hazardous materials and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Stains (oil-based)
These are hazardous materials and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Stains (water-based)
Water-based stain is not a hazardous waste. It can be disposed of in the regular garbage once the stain is dry. Do not bring water-based stain to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center unless you are willing to pay a fee to cover labor and materials of dry-out process.

Steel Cans
Empty, rinse and place in container recycling at Smiley Avenue recycling drop-off area or with curbside pickup in Rushville.

Sticky Notes
Accepted at in Paper Only container at Smiley Avenue recycling drop-off area or with curbside recycling in Rushville.

Stove
Bring to Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center located at Smiley Avenue in Rushville on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon. Open to all Rush County residents. There is no charge at this time.

Street Sand
If you can mix into soil or scatter lightly over lawn areas, it improves the tilth of soil.  May be placed in the garbage also.

Styrofoam (Polystyrene)
There are some areas where this material is accepted for recycling.  Packing Styrofoam chunks can be placed in drop-off recycling. Unfortunately, Styrofoam cups and plates or packing peanuts are not recyclable with this program and must be placed in the garbage.

Syringes & Needles
Do not place syringes or needles in the trash or recycling. Call the Rush County Solid Waste Management District at 765-938-1342 for proper disposal instructions.

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Tanks
Depends on the type of tank.  Call District office at 765-938-1342 for more information.

Telephone
Land-line phones can be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center for recycling.
Cell phones: Disposal is available in the “Call 2 Recycle box” inside the First Street entrance of  the Rush County Courthouse or brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Television Sets
The tubes contain at least four pounds of lead but other toxic materials and should be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center  Flat screen televisions contain mercury and disposal is the same as above.  There is no charge at this time.

Textiles
Charitable organizations (Salvation Army, Goodwill, local churches) often take usable clothing. Clothing that is not appropriate for reuse (torn, stained) can be used as rags.

Thermometers & Thermostats
Mercury is a silvery liquid. If you have a thermometer with mercury in it, bring it to the Clean Green Rush To-Away Center.  If the thermometer has red or blue liquid, it does not contain mercury and may be put in the trash.

Thermostats must be brought to the There are some areas where this material is accepted for special recycling.  Here’s a link to more information about mercury.

Tiles
Landfill.  There may be a disposal fee.

Tin Cans
Accepted container recycling at Smiley Avenue recycling drop-off area and with the curbside recycling program in Rushville. Rinse thoroughly. Labels need not be removed. 

Tires
Some local tire stores will also accept for a fee.  The best practice is to turn them in the tire dealer at the time of new purchase.  Clean Green Rush is partnering with Rush County Highway Dept. located at 1352 East State Road 44, Rushville, iN.  Tires will be accepted from Rush County residents Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.  There is no charge.

Tissue Paper
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Toilet Paper
Toilet paper is not recyclable. However, the cardboard tubes may be included with Paper recycling. (The cardboard tubes from paper towels may also be recycled.)

Toilets
Rushville residents may place in heavy trash disposal during special fall pick up times.  They may be taken to the landfill where there may be a disposal fee.

Toys
Charitable organizations (Salvation Army, Goodwill, local churches) may take those in good condition. Sometimes local organizations hold short-term toy drives, which are typically advertised in the local media and with fliers. Most toys are not recyclable and, if not in reusable condition, must be placed in the garbage. Plastic toys are not recyclable. If there is no number inside the arrows means that it contains materials made of recycled products.  Toys containing toxic lead and/or mercury may be brought to the Clean Green Rush To-Away Center.

Transmission Fluid
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Trash Compactor
Bring to Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center located at Smiley Avenue in Rushville on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon. Open to all Rush County residents. There is no charge at this time.

Trees & Brush
Placing trees and brush in the trash is prohibited by state regulations. Disposal for Rushville residents only is available at curbside or at Smiley Avenue location.  CGS Services, Inc. landfill has a space for yard waste.  There may be a disposal fee.

Typewriters
Bring to Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center located at Smiley Avenue in Rushville on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon. Open to all Rush County residents. There is no charge at this time.

Tyvek envelopes
cannot be put in your paper recycling. However, they are recyclable through a program that converts them into construction materials as an alternative to wood. To participate, turn a Tyvek envelope inside out, so the unprinted white surface shows on the outside. Stuff it with other used Tyvek envelopes for recycling. When full, address and mail to:
Tyvek Recycle
Attn. Shirley Cimburke
2400 Elliham Ave. #A
Richmond, VA 23237

You can also call 1-866-33-TYVEK and ask about the pouch program for recycling. Each pouch holds approximately 200 used Tyvek envelopes.

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Upholstery Cleaner
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.  For cloth upholstery cleaners where water is the primary ingredient, dilute well and pour down the drain.

Upholstery Polish
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Used Cooking Oil –
Bring to Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center for recycling.

Used Motor Oil
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Utensils
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.

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Vacuum Cleaner
Cut the cord off and recycle it with e-Waste and then trash it.

Vacuum Cleaner Dust
Must be placed in the garbage.

Varnish
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Vases
If still in good condition, vases may be donated to local resale shops such as Goodwill or rummage sales, or offered at a tag sale. Vases in any condition are not recyclable.

VCR
Bring to Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center located at Smiley Avenue in Rushville on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon. Open to all Rush County residents. There is no charge at this time.

Video Cassettes
These cannot be recycled locally. GreenDisk offers a mail-in option for recycling all forms of electronic media and their cases: diskettes, zip disks, CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, DVDs et al, video tape, audio tape, game cartridges, DAT, DLT, Beta or Digibeta, and virtually all other type of computer tapes, as well as many other forms of “techno-trash.” See their site for more info.  Otherwise, dispose of video cassettes in the garbage. if you do an internet search you can find directions for using the tape as thread for crocheting handbags and other items.

Video Game System
Bring to Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center located at Smiley Avenue in Rushville on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon. Open to all Rush County residents. There is no charge at this time.

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Wallboard
Landfill. There may be a disposal fee.

Washing Machine
Bring to Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center located at Smiley Avenue in Rushville on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon. Open to all Rush County residents. There is no charge at this time.

Water Bottles
Bottles that held bottled water are accepted in the recycling containers at Perkins and Water Streets or with curbside recycling in Rushville. Water bottles intended for re-use, such as Nalgene bottles and bicycle bottles, are not recyclable.

Waterbed Mattress
Landfill.  There may be a disposal fee.

Weed Killer
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Wet Paper
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.

White Goods
Bring to Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center located at Smiley Avenue in Rushville on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon. Open to all Rush County residents. There is no charge at this time.

White Paper
Accepted with Rushvillle curbside recycling program or may be placed in large capped roll off container at Smiley Avenue recycling drop-off area.  Staples are ok. Remove clips or binders.

Window Frames (with or without glass)
Heavy trash pick up or landfill. There may be a disposal fee.

Window Glass (out of frames)
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.

Windshields
Windshields are not recyclable. Landfill.  There may be a disposal fee.

Wire Hangers (scrap metal)
Not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.

Wood Ash
Unfortunately, not recyclable and may be placed in the garbage, once it is stone cold.

Wood Preservatives
These are hazardous materials and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Wood Strippers
These are hazardous materials and must be brought to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center.

Wrapping Paper
NOT recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.

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Yard Wastes/Leaves
Placing yard waste and leaves in the trash is prohibited by state regulations.  Disposal for Rushville city residents only at Smiley Avenue.  City residents can also set out in containers marked for yard waste and not in plastic bags for city workers to collect.

Yogurt Containers
Accepted at recycling bins at Smiley Avenue recycling drop-off area or with curbside recycling for Rushville residents.  Rinse well.

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Zinc Batteries
These are not hazardous and may be disposed of in the garbage.

Ziploc Bags
Reuse, or may be placed in the garbage. Ziploc bags are not recyclable.

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