"The environmental and economic premise of recycling is sound: re-using natural resources over and over again after they have been extracted from the earth makes good sense. By conserving the dwindling supply of these resources and protecting the few remaining undamaged ecosystems left on the earth, we are preserving them for future generations. Overall, the processes used to make consumer goods from recycled material instead of raw resources is much more energy and water efficient. For example, recycled paper uses 60-70% less energy than virgin pulp and 55% less water. Also, making recycled products reduces greenhouse gas emissions and the need to build landfills."
A wide range of recycling programs are available to City of Evansville residents, so there's really no excuse to throw recyclable materials out in the garbage. Recycling programs include:
Curbside Recycling is available to most homes in the City of Evansville. Items accepted include newspapers and inserts; mixed paper; corrugated cardboard; aluminum and metal cans; clear and colored plastic; and clear and colored glass. Learn more >>
Drop-Off Recycle Days are held approximately two Saturdays a month at various locations around town. Vanderburgh County residents can bring newspaper, mixed paper, magazines/catalogs, cardboard, aluminum cans, metal food cans, #1 and #2 plastic bottles, and glass containers (all colors). Learn more >>
Electronics Recycling Days are held each spring and fall. Vanderburgh County residents can bring a variety of electronic materials including but not limited to computers and computer-related equipment; fax machines; TVs; VCRs; CD andDVD players; and stereos. Learn more >>
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days, or "Tox Away Days," are held each September for Vanderburgh County and Posey County residents only. This popular program offers residents a safe disposal option for household hazardous chemicals as well as an opportunity for them to learn about ways to properly store, handle and dispose of these materials. Learn more >>
Tire Recycling Days
, or Tire "Amnesty" Days,
are offered to Vanderburgh County residents each spring and fall. These programs provide an environmentally proper method of disposal of used tires so that they are kept out of the landfill and are not illegally dumped. The first four car and light truck tires are accepted at no charge; a $1 per tire fee applies thereafter. Tires from businesses are not accepted. Learn more >>
Clean Your Files Days are offered to Vanderburgh County residents two weekends each year. Materials accepted include office paper, cardboard, newspaper, catalogs, magazines, inkjet cartridged, and aluminum cans. Up to 10 pounds of paper will be shredded for free. Learn more >>
For more information about these and other programs, call the Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District at (812) 436-7800 or click here.
Updated May 20, 2009