- Health and Environment
- Household Hazardous Waste
- e-Waste Recycling
PLEASE, Register Your Visit in Advance
Advanced registration is encouraged to drop-off household wastes such as chemicals, paint, electronics (including *Televisions), Freon containing materials (refrigerators/freezers), tires, etc... Pre-registration provides an efficient way for the HHW Center to collect data relative to the program’s services and support program justification. Residents will not be refused for failing to register, but may be asked to complete a registration in person.
*In accordance with Ordinance No. 1-25-21-A: A $20 per Television fee will be in effect beginning February 2, 2021. Exact Cash or Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard/Discover) will be accepted. Ordinance No. 03-22-21-A: All credit card transactions will have a small convenience fee beginning March 22, 2021.
Our facility is for Hamilton County residents disposing of their personal household waste only. Limit 200 pounds per residence per month. For more information on what we do and do not accept please visit the "Materials Accepted" part of our website or call 317-776-4005 and press 1 to speak to a technician.
You do NOT need to register for paper shred day events or for the general recycling compactors in the south part of our compound.
Scrap Metal Recycling
Any scrap metals (i.e. non-Freon refrigerators, stoves, washer/dryers, cords, scrap metal, and/or general electronics (other than televisions) can go to a scrap metal recycle facility such as Ace Scrap Metal Recycling (1715 E 226th St, Cicero, IN 46034). For more information on what they accept visit their website https://acescrapmetalanddemolition.com/ or call them at (317)758-5495.
Vendors that Can take Electronic Waste from the Public and/or Businesses
Technology Recyclers will pickup free from businesses and will accept public drop-off of the same materials we accept at our facility. Scroll down on this page to check out more on their program and see upcoming events or click here.
Green Wave electronic recycling will take anything that our facility would normally accept. This includes a variety of electronics (including televisions) for proper recycling and disposal. Visit their website for more information at Green Wave Recycling.
Green Disk will accept diskettes, zip disks, CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, DVDs et al, video tape, audio tape, game cartridges, DAT, DLT, and virtually all other type of computer tapes. We do not accept any of these types of materials at the HHW Center. If you have a large amount of these materials you wish to recycle please work directly through Green Disk for proper disposal.
Overview of Hamilton County HHW Drop-Off Center’s Program
Electronics contain heavy metals, including lead, mercury, cadmium, and hexavalent chromium that can be harmful if released into the environment.
In accordance with Indiana’s E-Cycle Program, the following items are prohibited from being discarded by Indiana households:
- *Televisions - In accordance with Ordnance No. 1-25-21-A: $20 per Television fee beginning Feb. 2, 2021. Exact cash or credit card payment. Credit cards will have a small convenience fee.
- Computer monitors
- Computers (including desktops, laptops, and tablets)
- Fax machines
- Peripherals (including keyboards, mice, external hard drives, printers, all-in-one printer/scanner/copiers, projectors, and any other devices that are sold exclusively for external use with a computer and provide input into or output from a computer)
- DVD players (including gaming systems that are able to play DVDs)
- Digital photo frames
- Digital media players
- iPods/MP3 players
- DVR/TiVo devices (including cable boxes and satellite boxes, but not satellite dishes)
- Portable GPS navigation systems
The HHW Drop Off Center accepts all of the above residential household electronics. We will not accept electronics from a business. There is a limit of five TVs per year. Most major electronic stores will accept televisions for a small fee.
Our vendors shred data storage devices or they are are wiped, using a HIPAA,FERPA, DOD and NIST 800-88 approved process and equipment. Residents are welcome to drill a hole or destroy the hard drive before turning it in to our program if they wish.
Currently, we will also accept freon containing equipment such as dehumidifiers, refrigerators, mini refrigerators, chest freezers, and small (window) A/C units. This is subject to change based on vendor abilities.
We do not accept video tapes, CDs, cassette tapes, DVDs, etc. Work directly with a company like Green Disk mentioned above.
We will not accept treadmills or other electronic work out equipment. These items may be properly disposed of directly to a scrap metal facility. Call the HHW Drop Off Center during regular business hours for advice or questions.
We do not accept fake Christmas trees. We will accept a cut off electric cord but not the entire tree.