Materials accepted at sites: newspapers, phone books, magazines, aluminum cans, bi-metal cans, clear and colored glass, plastics #1 - #7, and corrugated cardboard. Cereal boxes and other “soft” cardboard products may be recycled with the newspapers.
Frequency of Pick up
Cardboard Cont.: 7 days a week
Comingled Cont.: 6 days a week
Single Stream Recycling:
Only separate corrugated cardboard from other materials.
Household Hazardous Waste Collections Schedule for Elkhart County Residents Will be held on the first Saturdays of every month at the Elkhart County Correctional Facility near the intersection of County Road 7 and County Road 26. Enter off of County Road 7. Hours are 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Items not accepted at the monthly household hazardous waste drop off:
Tires: take to a retailer:
Please return these to a store that sells tires (area retailer).
Please call the Solid Waste Management District office for the latest electronic waste recycling information.
Schupan & Sons - 524-2100
Omnisource- 534-3435 and 295-4657
Refrigerators & Freezers:
I & M (call 877-395-5535 for pick up)
Absorb paint with shredded newspaper, kitty litter, sand, sawdust, or other absorbent, and dispose in your trash. Aerosol cans can be emptied of their contents and disposed in the trash. We will take oil based paint.
Dispose in trash.
We will accept recyclable lithium batteries.
Tires and car batteries can be recycled at stores that sell them. Car batteries may also be taken to an area scrap metal dealer.
Medications may be dropped off at any Elkhart County police station lobby (except Millersburg) 365 days a year. None of the police departments accept sharps. We accept medications and sharps at the monthly household hazardous waste collections, but please put sharps in a puncture proof container. You may also add water to pills, seal the lid tightly, and seal whole container in a resealable plastic bag. You may soak up liquid meds with sand or kitty liter, secure the lid tightly, and seal the whole container in a resealable plastic bag. Both may be disposed in landfill in that condition.
The Elkhart County Landfill accepts leaves from Elkhart Co. households at no cost and without limits, provided there are no sticks or other waste mixed in.
Businesses can also drop off leaves at the usual rate.
Call the Elkhart Co. landfill at 522-2581 for more information.
If you have questions concerning what to recycle, contact our office