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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Garden Hose
Trash it or reuse for another purpose.


Gasoline

Accepted at Tox-a-Way Day that occurs the first Saturday after Labor Day from 8-3 p.m.


Gift Wrap

Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the trash after reuse.


Glass

Since glass does not degrade, a bottle thrown in a landfill today would still be around in the year 3000. That's why it's so important to recycle any glass food or beverage container curbside or at one of our recycling drop off centers. In addition to saving landfill space, recycling saves energy. For example, recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to light a 100-watt bulb for four hours. Any clear, green, or brown glass bottle which held a food or beverage can be recycled. Empty and rinse; discard caps in trash. Labels and neck rings are okay, as they can be sorted out at the recycling facility. There are other glass items that unfortunately cannot be recycled.

  • No light bulbs
  • No window glass
  • No auto glass
  • No broken glass
  • No dishes
  • No drinking glasses
  • No mirrors
  • No Pyrex


Glass Bottles

Accepted by curbside recycling and at recycling centers. Caps and corks go in the trash. Labels and neck rings can be left on.

Grass Clippings

Grass clippings are banned from trash by state statute. They may be left on the lawn after the grass is cut or added to compost. If you live in the City of Greensburg you may put this out for your curbside yard waste collection.

Grease

Automotive grease: 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.  Cooking grease should be placed in the garbage.


Greeting Cards

Place with curbside recycling or bring to one of our recycling centers. Consider donating to youth/senior organizations for art projects.


Grocery Bags

Paper: Accepted by curbside recycling and all recycling centers.
Plastic: Check with local supermarkets for recycling programs. They can be reused as trash liners for small trash bins. You cannot put these in your curbside or recycling center bins.


Guns

Contact local law enforcement.

Gypsum (Sheetrock)
Must be discarded or reused. Cannot be recycled.