It is important to read product labels to know the chemical content and heed any warnings regarding proper usage.
We have designed these pages to help you properly dispose of anything and everything.
There are hundreds of items listed alphabetically.
Click on the letter your item begins with and you will link to the appropriate page.
If you can't find your item, please call the Decatur County Solid Waste Management District office at 812-663-0960.

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Degreaser
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to one of our Tox-a-Way days throughout the year. Please call or visit our website for Tox-a-Way event dates.  


Dehumidifier

Accepted at Electronic recycling events and Tox-a-Way Day. Call or check our website for dates.


Detergent Bottles

Accepted with curbside recycling or at one of our convenient drop off centers.


Diesel Fuel

This is a hazardous material and must be brought to one of our Tox-a-Way days throughout the year. Please call or visit our website for Tox-a-Way event dates.  


Dirt

Dirt can be placed in a compost pile, yard, or garden plot. If you have contaminated dirt, contact Indiana Department of Environmental Management.


Dishes/Dishware

If still in good condition, dishes may be donated to local charities or reuse centers, or offered at a tag sale. Dishes in any condition are unfortunately not recyclable.


Dishwasher

Contact your local scrap metal dealer for options or bring to Tox-a-Way day that occurs the first Saturday after Labor Day.


Disinfectant

This is a hazardous material and must be brought to one of our Tox-a-Way days throughout the year. Please call or visit our website for Tox-a-Way event dates.  


Disposable Dishes & Utensils

Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.


Disposable Food Containers
(Lunchables, etc)
Not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.


Doors

If the doors are in good, re-usable condition, they may be donated to a reuse center, Habitat for Humanity, put out in a garage sale, etc. or left for heavy trash or landfill.


Drain Cleaner

This is a hazardous material and must be brought to one of our Tox-a-Way days throughout the year. Please call or visit our website for Tox-a-Way event dates.  


Drinking Glasses

Not recyclable but can be donated to a reuse center, Goodwill or placed in the garbage.


Dry Cleaning Bags

Recycle with other plastic bags at your local grocer.


Dryer

Accepted at local scrap metal dealers and at Tox-a-Way Day.


DVDs

These cannot be recycled locally. GreenDisk offers a mail-in option for recycling all forms of electronic media and their cases: diskettes, zip disks, CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, DVDs, video tape, audio tape, game cartridges, DAT, DLT, Beta or Digibeta, and virtually all other type of computer tapes, as well as many other forms of "techno-trash." See their site for more info. Otherwise, dispose of DVDs in the garbage.


DVD Players

Accepted at Electronic Recycling events and Tox-a-Way Day. Check our website or give us a call for dates.