The White County Recycling Center in Reynolds accepts a variety of recyclable products. Once the products are sorted, they are either baled or boxed to be shipped out for further processing.
Hours 7:30AM to 4:00PMMonday - Friday
#1, 2# Plastics
Glass (Brown/Clear/Green )
Fluorescent Bulbs / CFL's
Appliances (Fee may be charged )
Over 1,000 materials, including chlorinated solvents, brominates flame retardants, PVC, heavy metals, plastics and gases, are used to make electronic products and their components—semiconductor chips, circuit boards, and disk drives.A CRT monitor can contains between four and eight pounds of lead alone. Big screen TVs contain even more than that. Flat panel TVs and monitors contain less lead, but use mercury lamps. About 40% of the heavy metals, including lead, mercury and cadmium, in landfills come from electronic equipment discards.These toxicants are released during the production, use and disposal of electronic products, with the greatest impact at end-of-life. Harmful chemicals released from incinerators and leached from landfills contaminate air and groundwater. The burning of plastics at the waste stage releases dioxins and furans, known developmental and reproductive toxins which persist in the environment and concentrate up the food-chain. White County Recyling takes any TV,CPU,monitor, printers and all small appliances such as sweepers,coffee makers,phones,radios and etc. So, please bring all electronics to White County Recycling Center for proper recycling.
Fluorescent bulbs contain chemical compounds such as fluorine, neon, lead powder, and the toxic heavy metal, mercury. As most of us already know, mercury is poisonous, this and the other chemical compounds mentioned can leach out of landfills and poison our drinking water, soil, and add toxic fumes to the air we breath. Understand that these bulbs are considered "hazardous" and can cause long term damage to not only the environment, but if broken can cause health problems with people as well. Mercury has the ability to cause These dangers prompt some states to make it illegal to place fluorescent or HID (High Intensity Discharge) lamps in the garbage - whether they are intact or broken. Even a small amount of mercury can be harmful to our health. humans, as well as animals, serious health problems such as permanent nerve and kidney damage if exposed. For Small compact Fluorescent Bulbs you can put them in a large zip lock bag and seal it to safely transport it to the White County Recycling center. If you have longer bulbs please put them back in the original box or tape several of them together and be careful as to not breaking them. If the bulbs break the Mercury is released into the air and the bulbs cannot be recycled.
How to Dispose of Used Syringes(Hypodermic Needles) Tossing a Needle in the Trash is Dangerous - Contact the Northwest Indiana Solid Waste District for a schedule of collection events. (Don’t bring or put needles in the White County Recycling trailers)
White County Businesses Fee Pickup of corrugated cardboard is available for a minimal start up fee. Several types of scrap plastic are also recyclable. Please call Dawn at the recycling center for more information at (219)-984-5275