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ACIDS See HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
Battery Acid, Muriatic Acid, and Hydrochloric Acid: Accepted via the Tox-Away Program at the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center Tuesday - Friday 7:30-4:30. Limit 1 gallon per visit.
ADHESIVES Not accepted in the Tox-Away Program. Read the product label for recommended disposal instructions.
Accepted for scrap metal at the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center. Must be completely empty and depressurized.
Check the number in the recycling triangle, usually on the bottom of the container. #1 and #2 plastics are accepted at all BCSWMD facilities. Must be empty, clean, and dry. Separate by number. Plastics marked with #3-#7 are not accepted at BCSWMD facilities.
AIR CONDITIONERS See APPLIANCES
ALKALINE BATTERIES See BATTERIES
Empty, clean, dry, and loose cans are accepted for recycling at all BCSWMD facilities. Separate from aluminum cans when using the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center. Do not put plastic bags in the recycling bins at the Bartholomew County Landfill, Harrison Township Convenience Site, or Petersville Convenience Site.
Accepted in the scrap metal bin at the Bartholomew County Landfill during regular business hours.
AMMONIA See HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS
Contact local law enforcement agencies for information on proper disposal.
ANSWERING MACHINES See ELECTRONICS
ANTIFREEZE See AUTOMOTIVE
Refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers, dehumidifiers can be recycled at the Bartholomew County Landfill or Columbus Bartholomew Recycling Center. $20 per item fee applies. Non-working items without refrigerant can be disposed of in the scrap metal bins at the Bartholomew County Landfill during regular hours. Dishwashers, washers, dryers, ranges/ovens in working condition can be donated at the Bartholomew County Landfill Reuse Center Monday-Friday 7:30-4:30, Saturday 7:30-4:00.
Other options for donating:
Best Buy...1343 N. National Rd., Columbus...812.314.6960
ART & CRAFT SUPPLIES
Donate to the Little Red School House for reuse by Bartholomew County educators.
Requires special handling by certified contractors. Contact BCSWMD director at 812.376.2614.
Dispose of in garbage or at Bartholomew County Landfill when completely cold. Hot ashes can ignite a trash fire.
Asphalt is considered a bulky waste item for the landfill.
If the asphalt sealer is latex-based (you can clean up with water), it must be dried out and then disposed with your trash. If it is not latex-based, it is a hazardous material and must be brought to the SEIRD processing center at the Jefferson Proving Grounds north of Madison, or to your county recycling center during special collection days.
May require special handling by a certified contractor. Check with your trash collector.
Brake Fluid: Accepted via the Tox-Away Program at the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center Tuesday - Friday 7:30-4:30. Limit 5 gallons per visit.
Motor Oil and Oil Filters: Accepted via the Tox-Away Program at the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center Tuesday - Friday 7:30-4:30. Limit 5 gallons per visit. No gasoline filters. Hydraulic fluid filters are ok.
Transmission fluid: Accepted via the Tox-Away Program at the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center Tuesday - Friday 7:30-4:30. Limit 5 gallons per visit.
Carburetor Cleaner, Engine Degreaser, and Radiator Flush are not accepted in the Tox-Away Program. Read label for disposal instructions.