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)
    Bicycle $1 on or off the rim
    ATV/mower/motorcycle $2 on or off the rim
    Passenger $3 off rim / $4 on the rim
    Forklift/bobcat $8 off rim / $13 on the rim
    Semi truck $9 off rim / $13 on the rim
    Super single $14 off rim / $16 on the rim
    Tractor $50 off rim / $60 on the rim
    Skidloader tracks ( $80 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.

    Download business fees
  • 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

    Pressurized Cylinder Disposal

    The Dearborn County Recycling Center will only accept the pressurized cylinders listed below from Dearborn County residents for disposal and recycling. If it is determined that your pressurized cylinder is not one of the accepted cylinders below, you will be asked to pick up my cylinder and contact Environmental Enterprises for proper disposal.
    • Propane (any size)
    • Fire Extinguisher
    • Oxygen
    • Freon
    • Helium
    • Carbon Dioxide

    If your cylinder is not accepted at the Dearborn County Recycling Center, please contact Environmental Enterprises at 513-853-3593 for assistance with the disposal.

    Document Shredding

    The Dearborn County Recycling Center offers FREE document shredding services for residents. Shredding service is for confidential documents such as tax information, financial statements, and medical records. The Dearborn County Recycling Center is unable to shred junk mail, magazines, or phone books.
    Shredding is FREE for county residents.only. We no longer shred items for businesses.

    Residents may bring a maximum of 2 file boxes to be shredded. Box size is based on the size shown below.
    All items to be shredded must be loose paper. Please remove paper clips, binder clips, rubberbands, folders and any type of binding.

    To drop off shredding, arrive anytime during the Drive-Thru hours listed. To observe your items being shredded, please allow 20 minutes per file-size box of documents and arrive at least 30 minutes prior to closing.