who we are & what we do
who we are & what we do
DEARBORN COUNTY RECYCLING CENTER
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 accessible and convenient recycling to county residents in the Drive-Thru Recycling Center open 37 hours each week and 14 drop-off locations available 24/7. The Drive-Thru accepts tires, non-alkaline batteries, appliances, fluorescent bulbs, motor oil and electronics and more. Household chemicals and other hazardous wastes are collected in the Drive-Thru as well. Creation Station, the first reuse program of its kind in southeastern Indiana, is a clearinghouse for materials that are made available to any Dearborn County teacher or not-for-profit educator.The District offers free educational programs to youth and adults, schools, community organizations and individuals on a variety of topics.
The District is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors, appointed by virtue of their elected positions. 2019 meeting dates have been scheduled. The Board meets jointly with the CAC on January 16 at 6:30pm at Recycling Center. The Board meets on the third Thursday of March, May, July, September and November at 11am at Lawrenceburg City Hall. July meeting is held jointly with the CAC.
- Alan Weiss, Mayor of Greendale, Board President
- Art Little, County Commissioner, Board Secretary
- Jim Thatcher, County Commissioner
- Rick Probst, County Commissioner
- Tim Doll, Representative, County Council
- Kelly Mollaun, Mayor of Lawrenceburg
- Bryan Messmore, City Coordinator, Lawrenceburg
- Doug Garner, Pillar Law Group, Attorney
Citizens Advisory CommitteeNine members of the community serve on the Citizens Advisory Committee. The CAC 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 additional subjects for study. The CAC meets jointly with the Board of Directors at 6:30pm on January 16 at the Recycling Center. Regular meetings are on the second Tuesday of March, May, September and November at 6:30pm at the Recycling Center. July joint meeting held 7/16 at 6:30pm at Lawrenceburg City Hall. Members are:
- Paul Filter (Chairperson)
- Phil Piche (Vice Chairperson)
- Bernadine Ickenroth
- Deb Crosby
- Linda Johnson
- Linda Chastang
- Amy Deaton
- Nancy Lillie
Dearborn County Solid Waste Board of Directors meetings will be held at the Dearborn County Administration Building, 215 Mary Street, Lawrenceburg, IN, in the multi-purpose room on the third floor on the following dates:
March 18, May 20, September 16, and September 18 at 11:00 am
The DCSWMD Citizen’s Advisory Committee will meet at the Dearborn County Recycling Center, 10700 Prospect Lane, Aurora, IN at 6:30 pm on the following dates:
March 9, May 11, July 13 (Joint meeting with Board), September 14, and November 9
The joint meeting with the Board and CAC on July 13 will be held at the Dearborn County Recycling Center.