Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is accepted from Bartholomew County residents at the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center at 720 S. Mapleton during regular hours. Remember to always handle HHW with care. Keep away from children and pets.
The following is a menu of the HHW we accept:
Rechargeable Household Batteries - We only accept RECHARGEABLE batteries (Ni-Cad, Ni-MH, Ni-Zn, lithium ion, cell phone batteries) for recycling. Limit 5 per visit. Alkaline batteries can be disposed of in the trash.
Automotive Batteries - 5 battery limit.
Cell Phones- 5 phone limit.
Fire Extinguishers - Limit 5 per visit.
Ink Cartridges- Limit 5 per visit.
Oil Filters - 5 filter limit. No gasoline filters. Hydraulic filters are OK.
Propane Cylinders- Limit 5 per visit.
Motor Oil- 5 gallon limit.
Cooking Oil - 5 gallon limit.
Hydraulic/Gear Oil- 5 gallon limit.
Fuels- Diesel/Kerosene - 5 gallon limit.
Transmission Fluid- 5 gallon limit.
Power Steering Fluid- 5 gallon limit.
Brake Fluid- 5 gallon limit.
Residential and small quantities of these unaccepted materials can be solidified by drying and placed with regular trash for proper disposal.
Business quantities should contact a private service provider such as National Environmental- 317-894-8373, Heritage Environmental-800-827-7622,
ESI- 800-235-1661, or NuGenesis- 800-487-1010.
For more information about accepted HHW items, please call 812-376-2614.