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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Halogen Bulbs
These may be disposed of in the garbage.


Halogen Lamps

These may be placed in the garbage.


Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste 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.


Health Care and Personal Care Products

Some health care and personal care products are hazardous and should not be placed in the trash. Items marked Caution, Caustic, Corrosive, Danger, Flammable, Poison, Volatile, or Warning should be considered hazardous products. 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.  Any product that is not labeled as above can be disposed of in the trash. Empty liquids prior to placing containers in the trash. Some plastic bottles, such as those that contained rubbing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide, can be recycled.


Hearing Aids

Remove and recycle battery by calling 812-663-0960 for locations. Dispose of the hearing aid itself in the garbage.

Helium Tanks

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.  


Herbicide

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.  
  

HID Lights
(Sodium, Mercury, Metal Halide)
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.  


Hot Tub

Landfill.


Hypodermic Needles

Hypodermic needles should NOT be placed in the trash or recycling. Go to the Decatur County Board of Health for a free disposal container. Once the container is full, take the container back to the Board of Health and they will give you a new container if needed. This is a free service to residents of Decatur County.