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1 NW Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Civic Center Complex, Room 327
Evansville, IN 47708
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Welcome to the Vanderburgh County Indiana Solid Waste District

The mission of the Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District is to inform and educate the citizens of Vanderburgh County about proper waste disposal, waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and household hazardous waste, and, in conjunction with the private sector, provide quality programs and services in these areas.

Curbside recycling is available to homes in the City of Evansville and in Vanderburgh County.

2024 Recycling Events

Electronics Recycling - There will be 2 electronics recycling collections in 2024. 

Spring Event:  Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm at C&I Electronics.

Please note that the Spring event will be conducted in the parking lot at C&I Electronics, 424 E. Inglefield Rd. (the corner of Inglefield & Hwy 41 North).  It will not be held in the Civic Center parking lot in April.

Fall Event:   Date is yet to be determined.                                          

Accepted items: TVs, computers, monitors, printers, hard drives, laptops, fax/scanners, cell phones, DVD players, digital cameras, modems, cables/cords

Not Accepted:  copy machines, microwaves, appliances


Tox-Away Days 

Spring Event:  Saturday, March 23, 2024 in the Civic Center Parking Lot at 9th & Walnut Streets, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Fall Event:  Saturday, September 7, 2024 in the Civic Center Parking Lot at 9th & Walnut Streets, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.               

Get rid of oil-based paint, solvents & thinners, pesticides, herbicides, household chemicals, motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, auto batteries and fluids, smoke detectors, fluorescent tube lights, fire extinguishers and pharmaceuticals at this free disposal program.

No latex paint, appliances or electronics please.

Please load items into your trunk or truck bed for safe unloading. 

Free Paper Shredding Day -

Spring Event:  Friday, April 26, 2024 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.     

Fall Event:  Friday, September 13, 2024 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.                       

These events will be held at Wesselman Woods, 551 N. Boeke Road.  The paper collection will take place at Shelter House #1, near the former golf course.

Drop off confidential or sensitive documents (up to 100 lbs.) to be shredded by Piranha Mobile Shredding at no charge. Shredding will occur off-site at Piranha Mobile Shredding facilities.  Vanderburgh County residents only please.

Tire Recycling

Tire recycling will be held at the Fall Tox-Away day on Saturday, September 7, 2024 in the Civic Center Parking Lot at 9th & Walnut Streets, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.

 We will collect automobile & light truck tires only.  No semi or tractor tires will be accepted. Tires from businesses will not be accepted.

Monthly Recycle Days       

The Solid Waste District and Wesselman Woods are no longer able to offer monthly Saturday morning recycling drop-offs.  Please check with your trash company to inquire about their curbside recycling services.  Laubscher Meadows landfill still offers free recycling drop-off during their normal business hours.  Enter the landfill on North St. Joe Ave. Recyclables to drop-off include:  newspaper, junk mail, catalogs & magazines, #1-#7 plastics, metal food cans, aluminum cans, cardboard.

City-Wide Heavy Trash Collection

The Evansville Water & Sewer Utilities offers customers free heavy trash pickup as often as every two weeks, except during fall leaf collection, which runs November through mid-December.  This service is available to Evansville residents who pay for trash service with their water bill.  Apartment complexes, mobile home communities, business and commercial customers and county residents are not eligible.

Call Republic Services at (800) 886-3345 to schedule a pickup. 

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