10700 Prospect Ln, Aurora, IN 47001

Monday-Friday 9am-4pm  |  Wednesdays 9am-6pm

Customers will be asked to remain in their vehicles. Please place materials to be recycled where the attendant can easily reach them.


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The following items are accepted FREE OF CHARGE

  • General Recyclables Cardboard, mixed paper, aluminum cans and bottles, plastic bottles, jugs, and tubs, metal cans, cartons, and glass bottles and jars
  • Batteries Non-Alkaline, Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Nickel Cadmium (Ni-CD), Lithium Ion (Li-Ion), Lead Acid (Pb)
  • Cooking Oil
  • Electronics Computers, monitors, phones, small kitchen appliances etc. Most cables and cords are accepted. Coaxial cables are NOT accepted.
  • Fire Extinguishers / Smoke Alarms / Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Hardcover Books
  • Mercury Products Fluorescent bulbs, thermometers etc.
  • Metal Various items, scrap, etc.
  • Motor Oil and Oil Filters

The following items are accepted WITH PAYMENT OF FEES

  • Televisions $15 each
  • Appliances $10 each (Contain or have contained Freon)
  • Tires (price per tire)
    $.25 bicycle
    $1 ATV/mower/motorcycle
    $1 passenger off rim
    $2 passenger on rim
    $4 forklift/bobcat
    $5 semi
    $8 super single
    $20 tractor
    $30 skidloader tracks (each - $60 per set)

Fees may be paid in cash or with a check made out to Dearborn County Recycling Center.

Businesses may use the drive thru service.

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Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste, or HHW, is any unusable or unwanted product found in your home, garage,
shed or barn that can be hazardous to plants, animals, humans or the environment
if it is not disposed of correctly. Virtually all households have  hazardous substances.
Every year injuries, death, and environmental damages occur that could have been
prevented by properly storing and disposing of household products.

To learn more about HHW, click here.

Garden and Workshop

  • Fertilizers
  • Pesticides Herbicides
  • Weed sprays
  • Bug sprays
  • Rodent poisons
  • Aerosols
  • Oil-based paint/stain/varnish
  • Thinners & strippers
  • Acetone
  • Epoxy/adhesives/glues
  • Water repellants
  • Pool chemicals
  • Propane tanks (camping varieties)

Garage & Auto

  • Motor oil, filters and antifreeze
  • Brake fluid, transmission fluid, coolant
  • Wax, polish, & cleaner
  • Car paint & solvents
  • Oil-based paints, spray paints, stains, laquers
  • Propane cylinders (BBQ size or smaller)
  • Mercury switches
  • Refrigerants
  • Grease & degreasers
  • Grout & caulk
  • Sealants
  • Tar/sealers/solvents
  • Gasoline & kerosene (containers will not be returned)

Kitchen and Bath

  • Liquid cleaners
  • Upholstery cleaners
  • Oven cleaners
  • Furniture polish
  • Bleach
  • Drain cleaners
  • Tub & tile cleaners
  • Aerosols

Personal care and Miscellaneous

  • Mercury thermometers
  • Hair dyes
  • Perm chemicals
  • Hair spray (aerosol)
  • Nail polish
  • Perfume

Document Shredding

This service is offered for confidential documents such as tax forms, medical records, and financial statements.
It is not intended for such items as magazines or junk mail.
Shredding is FREE for county residents. A $5 per file box fee will be charged to county businesses.

Files can be brought to the Drive-Thru for shredding during normal Drive-Thru hours.
Please remove paper clips, binder clips, rubberbands, folders and spiral binding.

Other Special Collections

The Dearborn County Recycling Center collects special recyclable material in partnership with TerraCycle.
These items can be dropped off in the Drive-Thru during normal business hours.
Click on an item below for more information about acceptable items.