Recycling/ Disposal Guides and FAQ’s

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Plastic Bag/ Film Recycling

  • Includes plastic wrap/film from toilet paper packaging, water bottle case plastic wrap
  • Plastic Bags and film may be recycled at most grocery stores including

Address: 3701 National Rd E Richmond, IN 47374
Contact: (765) 935-1244
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am-8:00pm, Sat 9:00am-5:00pm, Sun 11:00pm-5:00pm

Lowe’s Home Improvement
Address: 510 W Eaton Pike, Richmond, IN 47374
Contact: (765) 965-2512
Hours: Mon-Sat 6:00am-9:00pm, Sun 6:00am-8:00pm

Needler’s Fresh Market
Address: 501 W National Rd, Richmond, IN 47374
Contact: (765)966-2592
Hours: Mon-Sun 7:00am-10:00pm

Walmart Supercenter
Address: 3601 E Main St, Richmond, IN 47374
Contact: (765) 965-5387
Hours: Mon-Sun 6:00am-11:00pm

Prescription and over the counter medicine

Richmond Police Department – enter through West side of building
Address: 50 North 5th Street, lower level, Richmond, IN 47374
Contact: (765) 983-7247
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am-12am

Union County Sheriff’s Department *Drop box located in jail lobby
Address: 106 East Union Street, Liberty, IN 47353
Contact: (765) 458-5194
Hours: Open 24/7

Safe Paint Disposal

Use extra paint for odd jobs such as closets, undersides of steps, fences, dog houses, attics, or apply extra coats to use up small amounts. Donate extra paint to community outreach programs, schools, churches, shelters, or theater groups for their use. Brush small amounts of extra paint onto newspaper, cardboard, or other items to dry, and dispose of it with regular trash.

For latex paints, water-based paints, and small amounts of oil-based paints, remove or punch holes in the lid and set the can in a dry, well-ventilated area to allow the liquid to evaporate. Keep away from children and pets. This may take several hours to several months depending on the type and quantity of paint that you have. The container can then be thrown out with the rest of the trash. Leave the lid off so trash collectors can see the paint is dried and accept them.

Blend absorbent material such as cat litter, shredded newspaper, shredded corn cobs, or saw dust with latex or oil-based paints and allow it to dry completely, then throw it out with regular trash. You may also remove the dried paint and recycle the container.

For large amounts of paint, pour the paint in in thin layers into a cardboard box lined with plastic so it will not leak. You can also add cat litter, sawdust, shredded newspaper, crushed corn cobs, or other absorbent materials and allow the liquid to dry.

Never pour latex or oil-based paint on the ground or into storm drains as it will contaminate nearby rivers, streams, and lakes. Do not throw liquid paint into the trash as it can seep through the garbage, mix with rain and other liquids, and contaminate ground water- quite possibly your source of drinking water!!

Paint may also be taken to:

Habitat for Humanity- Muncie
1420 S. Hoyt Avenue Muncie, IN 47302
(765) 288-1814
Tues-Sun: 9am-4pm

Richmond Sanitary District Landfill *Open to residents of Richmond Sanitary District only
Address: 5242 New Paris Pike, Richmond, IN 47374
Contact: (765) 983-7457
Scale Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-3:30pm, Sat 8:00am-1:00pm, closed Sun and holidays
Recovery Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-6:00pm, Sat 8:00am-4:00pm, closed Sun and holidays

Electronics or E-Waste

Pesticides and Household Hazardous Waste

Indiana Pesticide Clean Sweep Project

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