The Dearborn County Solid Waste Management District was formed in 1993 to inspire and assist residents and businesses within the county to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and properly dispose of solid waste.
The District offers accessbile and convenient recycling to county residents with the drive-thru Recycling Center open each weekend and the 13 drop off locations available 24/7. Household hazardous wastes are collected monthly April thru November or by appointment. The District also offers collection of special "Nuisance Items" such as tires, bateries and electronics. Creation Station, the first reuse program of its kind in southeastern Indiana, is a clearinghouse for materials that are available to any Dearborn County teacher or not-for-profit educator at no charge.
The District offers free educational programs to youths and adults, schools, community organizations and individuals on a variety of solid waste issues. Please contact the educator to schedule a program.
Each year as part of the Recycling Center's effort to maintain an informed public it publishes an Annual Report. Please follow the arrow on the side panel of this page to read the Annual Report.
The mission of the Dearborn County Solid Waste Management District is to foster a sense of responsibility and inspire action by Dearborn County residents to reduce solid waste by creating an awareness and commitment to reduction, reuse and recycling programs.
Office: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:30
Drive Thru: Every Friday 12-6 and Saturday 9-1
Creation Station: Every Other Weekend, Friday 3-6 and Saturday 9-12 (to see dates click here)
2013 Holiday Closings
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day-Monday, January 21st, 2013
Presidents Day- Monday, February 18th, 2013
Good Friday-Friday, March 29th – 30th, 2013
Memorial Day-Monday, May 27th, 2013
Independence Day-Thursday, July 4th, 2013
Labor Day-Monday, September 2rd, 2013
Columbus Day-Monday, October 14th, 2013
Veterans Day-Monday, November 11th, 2013
Thanksgiving-Thursday, November 28th-30th, 2013
Christmas-Tuesday, December 24th-25th, 2013
New Year's Eve-Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
New Year's Day-Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Please remember that if the Recycling Center is closed, the trailers at many locations may be fuller than usual and will be changed as soon as possible. To find out when a trailer is normally changed
The District is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors, appointed by virtue of their elected positions. The Board meets the third Thursday of each month at 11am at Lawrenceburg City Hall.
Dennis Carr, Mayor of Lawrenceburg, Board Secretary
Art Little, County Commissioner
Kevin Lynch, County Commissioner
Shane McHenry, County Commissioner, Board President
Doug Hedrick, Mayor of Greendale, Board Vice President
Mel Davis, Lawrenceburg Utilities Director
Randy Lyness, Representative, County Council
Doug Garner, Attorney
Eleven members of the community serve on the Citizens Advisory Committee. The Citizens Advisory Committee was formed to collect public input and present it to the Dearborn County Solid Waste Management District Board. The committee shall study subjects as specified by the Board and may recommend addititional subjects for study. The Citizens Advisory Committee meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm at the Recycling Center.
Paul Filter, Chairman
Sandy Whitehead, Rumpke Representative