Household Hazardous
Waste Disposal

Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal

Disaster Debris Management
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4689 Double or Nothing Road
Scottsburg, Indiana
Phone: 812-752-8474
Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This site now accepts Household Hazardous Waste (HHW), such as chemicals, pesticides, acids, oil-based paints, etc., on the third Saturday of each quarter from 11am-1pm only. The remaining collection date in 2012 is Oct. 20.

HHW collection dates in 2013 are: Sat., Apr. 20; Sat., July 20; and Sat. Oct. 19.

Effective immediately SEIRD Recycling Centers are no longer accepting any oil-based paints and stains except on designated HHW collection days.In addition, any unlabeled/unidentifiable items or latex paints will no longer be accepted.

Residents may drop off medical waste, such as syringes or unused medicines at any of three pharmacies in Scott County: Medical Arts Pharmacy, Hancock's Pharmacy, or Austin Pharmacy. Controlled and non-controlled medications may be dropped off at the Scott Co. Sheriff's Office 24 hours a day/7 days a week at no charge.

The Scott Co. Recycling Center is also the location of the Scott County Reuse Center. Residents are encouraged to drop off clean, reusable items in good repair during the center’s normal business hours listed below. While you’re there, “shop” for items that are available to you at no charge.* Four items, five books, and unlimited amounts of clothing may be acquired in one 20-minute visit permitted each week. Reusing is the ultimate in recycling!
*Items must not be resold.

Click HERE to download the
Scott County Summer 2012 PDF brochure
of accepted recyclables and other information.

2012 Holiday Closings

Oct. 8; Columbus Day
Nov. 12; Veteran's Day
Nov. 22-23; Thanksgiving
Dec. 24-25; Christmas

Accepted for Recycling

Household Recyclables

  • Cardboard (please break down and flatten boxes
  • Mixed paper, including paperboard
  • Newspapers and magazines (please separate and keep dry)
  • Computer paper
  • #1 and #2 plastic bottles and jugs
  • Glass
  • Aluminum/steel cans

Problem Wastes:


  • Computers and monitors (*limit two systems)
  • Cellular phones
  • TVs (limit 2)


  • Oil, filters and antifreeze (limit 5 gallons motor oil)

Refrigerant Items

  • Refrigerators
  • A/C units
  • Dehumidifiers

Used tires

  • Auto and pickup tires (limit 10) $1.00 ea. off rim, $2.00 ea. on rim
  • Semi truck tire (limit 4) $5.00 ea, off rim; $10.00 ea. on rim
  • Front Tractor Tire: $3.00 ea (limit 2)
  • Rear Tractor tire: $10.00 ea. (limit 2)
  • Scrap metal


  • Car batteries (must not be cracked and must have caps on cells)
  • Rechargeable batteries: (ni-mh, ni-cd, ni-zn, li-ion, pb, button type batteries)
  • No alkaline batteries accepted

Medical Waste:

Medical waste may be dropped off at Hancock Pharmacy, Medical Arts Pharmacy and Austin Pharmacy. Unused narcotic medicines should be taken to the Scott County Sheriff's Department 24/7.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW):
Special collection days are held the 2nd Saturday of each month from 11am-1pm.

Rules for Recycling

  • No commercial materials accepted  
  • All HHW disposals must have the original label attached
    SEIRD cannot accepted unidentifiable substances
  • Do not leave items after facility has closed
  • Please find an attendant if you have tires, appliances, televisions, or need assistance in unloading your items.
  • Please remove all lids from containers and rinse thoroughly
  • No latex-based paints accepted. (This also applies to latex-based enamel paints)
  • No propane or fuel tanks accepted
  • Please call ahead with any questions about items not listed
  • Fees apply to tires.

Drop off Locations:
Stacey's Marathon, Tue. 3:30-7p.m.
Finley Firehouse, Wed. 3:30-7 p.m.
Minute Mart (Lexington) Thu. 3:30-7 p.m.
Scott Co. Tire -Sat. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Reuse Center Shopping hours:
Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. & Sat. 9 a.m. to noon
Please bring your unwanted but still good items to the Reuse Center.

Items such as:
  • Appliances
  • Furniture (not upholstered)
  • Electronics
  • Toys
  • Books
  • Tools
  • Home decor, etc.

Items are free for the taking by people who need them, even if you don't.

  • You might find something you need while you are there
  • The center provides an alternative way for items to be 'recycled'
  • Bring something in, take something out! Free!
  • Items from the center are not to be resold through any means including yard sales, consignment shops, and/or Ebay, as examples
  • Please do not abuse the generosity of others
  • Please do not bring junk or upholstered furniture