Serving Bartholomew County Residents Only - No out of county recycling or trash allowed.


With public health and safety in mind, we are implementing the following procedures to limit person-to-person contact at our facilities beginning Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Please social distance at least 6 feet from others and stay home if sick.

►Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center (Recycling & Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)) ►Little Red School House ►Little Red School House TOO ►Bartholomew County Landfill
Hours of Operation
BCSWMD Offices
Mon-Fri~ 7:30am-4:30pm
Mon-Fri~ 7:30am-4:30pm
Sat~ 7:30am-4pm
(Backside closes at 1pm)
►Recycling Center
Tue-Sat~ 7:30am-4:30pm
Closed Mondays
►Business Recycling
Tue-Fri~ 7:30am-4:30pm
Tue-Fri~ 7:30am-4:30pm
Convenience Locations
Sat~ 8am-3pm
►Harrison & ►Petersville

►2020 Holiday/Special Closings


Little Red School House is open by appointment only.

Call or email Jessica Norcross at 812-376-2614 or jnorcross@bartholomew.in.gov to schedule an appointment at least 24-hours in advance.

Donations accepted in the Recycling Center drive-thru only.
STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE. Staff will unload your donations.
Keep donations separate from persons in the vehicle (back seat, trunk, or truck bed).

Little Red School House TOO is open select Saturdays and by appointment only.

Open Saturdays are scheduled for July 18 and October 10, 9-11 am with 30-minute shopping appointments.
Educators must call or email Jessica Norcross at 812-376-2614 or jnorcross@bartholomew.in.gov to schedule a shopping appointment.
Masks are required. Gloves will be available for those who wish to use them.

Donations accepted at the Bartholomew County Landfill Reuse Center.

Friday Mulch and Compost Loading Program

Friday Loading Program resumes July 10. Fridays 2:00-4:30 pm.
$10 per pick-up truck load for mulch or compost. Cash only. Exact change please.
Bartholomew County residents only. No businesses.
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