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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Telephone
Landline phones and cell phones are accepted at all Electronic recycling events. Call us at 812-663-0960 for dates or visit our website.


Television Sets

Accepted at all electronic recycling events. Call us at 812-663-0960 for event dates or visit our website.


Textiles

Charitable organizations (Salvation Army, Goodwill, local churches) and SEIRD Reuse centers take good clothing. Clothing that is not appropriate for reuse (torn, stained) can be used as rags or thrown away.


Thermometers & Thermostats

Mercury is a silvery liquid. If you have a thermometer with mercury in it, please call us at 812-663-0960 for disposal options. If the thermometer has red or blue liquid, it does not contain mercury and may be put in the trash. Thermostats may be taken by calling our office at 812-663-0960 for possible options.


Tiles

Landfill or transfer station. There may be a disposal fee.


Tin Cans

Accepted at our drop off recycling locations and by curbside programs. Rinse thoroughly. Labels are ok.


Tires

Tires can only be disposed of at Tox-a-Way day that occurs in the fall. Please call us at 812-663-0960 for date or visit our website. There is no fee for residents. We do not accept tires from businesses.


Tissue Paper

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


Toilet Bowl Cleaner

This is a hazardous material and must be taken to one of our Tox-a-Way events. Please call 812-663-0960 for dates or visit our website.

Toilet Paper

Toilet paper is not recyclable. However, the cardboard tubes may be included with paper recycling. (The cardboard tubes from paper towels may also be recycled.)


Toilets

Check with your trash hauler.


Toys

Charitable organizations (reuse centers, Salvation Army, Goodwill, local churches) may take those in good condition. Most toys are not recyclable and, if not in reusable condition, must be placed in the garbage. Plastic toys are not recyclable even if they show the recycling (chasing arrows) symbol. If there is no number inside the arrows, that just means that it contains recycled materials.


Transmission Fluid

This is a hazardous material and must be taken to one of our Tox-a-Way events. Please call 812-663-0960 for dates or visit our website.


Trash Compactor

Considered scrap metal and you must call local scrap metal dealers.


Trees & Brush

Placing trees and brush in the trash is prohibited by state regulations. Compost when possible. Burning is also prohibited by law. If you live in City of Greensburg you may put these items out by curbside for pick up.


Typewriter
(old-style metal)
You may bring these items to electronic recycling events throughout the year. Call 812-663-0960 for event dates or visit our website.


Typewriter
(plastic body)
You may bring these items to electronic recycling events throughout the year. Call 812-663-0960 for event dates or visit our website.