PLEASE, Register Your Visit in Advance
To drop-off household wastes such as chemicals, paint, TVs, electronics, Freon containing materials, tires, etc., please register your visit in advance. This enables us to still collect township data, predict drop-off volumes, and staff our facility accordingly. If you are are only bringing sharps in an approved sharps container, you do not need a registration. For more information on what we do and do not accept please visit the "Materials Accepted" part of our website under the HHW Drop-Off Center tab.
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
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.
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:
- 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 vendor shreds e-waste items with data storage but if you would like to drill a hole or destroy the hard drive before turning it in to our program that is acceptable.
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 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.