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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Latex Paint
Latex paint can be cleaned up with water. Read the label if you aren't sure. Water will be listed as the first ingredient. Latex paint is not a hazardous waste. It can be disposed of in the regular garbage once the paint is dry. Paint will air dry if the lid is left off the can. However, if there is a large quantity remaining in the can, it will require a very long time to dry. You can speed up the process by stirring in clean kitty litter or pouring in shallow cardboard box.


Laundry Detergent Boxes

Accepted at recycling centers and by curbside recycling.


Lawn Mowers (Riding & Push)

Before disposing of any lawn mower, remove the gas and oil. Disposal of gas and oil is available by bringing to one of our Tox-a-way Events. The mower itself can be considered scrap metal and can be taken to a metal recycler.
 

Lead & Oil Based Paints

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.  


Leaves/Yard Waste

Leaves and yard waste are banned from burning or placing in the trash. Please compost yard waste if possible. If you live in the city of Greensburg, you may put these items out curbside for yard waste collection. Call 812-663-0960 for questions about this program. Mulching mowers can help get rid of the leaves and add nutrition to your lawn.

Lighting

This is a hazardous material and must be brought to one of our Tox-a-Way days throughout the year. Please call us at 812-663-0960 for other options.


Light Bulbs
(incandescent, non-fluorescent)
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.

Lighter Fluid

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.  
 

Linseed Oil

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.  


Lithium-Ion Batteries

These batteries are typically found in digital cameras and laptop computers. 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.  


Lumber

Many would welcome clean, reusable lumber. You might check with Habitat for Humanity, post a notice on a public bulletin board, or advertise it locally.