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Recycling

Posey County Solid Waste District
P.O. Box 248
Mt.Vernon, IN 47620
812-838-1613

Location: Lower New Harmony Road and Brown Street

Hours of Operation:


Tuesday -   2:00PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday - 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Items accepted thru the Mt.Vernon's Curbside Recycling Program and also at the Mt.Vernon, New Harmony and Marrs Recycling Center:

ALL ITEMS MUST BE CLEAN

Newspaper: with inserts

Cans: Aluminum and tin (steel) cans, metal lids from glass jars

Plastics: (#1 PETE): 2 liter soda bottles, jif peanut butter containers, etc.NO LIDS

(#2 PETE): Milk and water jugs, small mouth colored bottles (i.e.shampoo containers, laundry detergent, etc)

NO pesticides, oil, anti-freeze containers, Butter tubs, cool whip containers, etc.

NO LIDS

Glass: All colors - jars and bottles NO windows or safety glass

Magazines: Slick magazines & catalogs

Household Paper Mix: Junk mail, boxboard (cereal and cake mix boxes with foil or plastic liner removed, shoe boxes etc.): paper towel cores, telephone books, non foil wrapping paper. Any household paper except for food wrapping paper, contaminated items or tissue paper. MUST BREAK DOWN BOXES

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED AT CURBSIDE BUT ARE ACCEPTED AT THE CENTERS:

Mercury and Mercury-containing items: Thermometers, thermostats, fluorescent light bulbs, pre-1997 LA Gear tennis shoes that light up, automatic shut-off irons, etc. For elemental mercury, mercury compounds, or broken thermometers, contact the Solid Waste District prior to taking to center.

Plastic bags: clear, white and frosted: AND colored.

Textiles: USEABLE clothing, purses, linens, belts, paired shoes, stuffed toys. NO plastic clothing.Take to Thrift Shop first.

Books: Hard and paperback books, magazines, catalogs, office paper, and corrugated cardboard - this has the wavy layer (corrugation) between the two outside layers. Also brown (kraft) paper bags.

Used Motor Oil: limit 5 gals. Per person per day. Must sign Do-It-Yourself (DIY) List. Oil filters, paints, solvents, antifreeze, household and auto batteries: No businesses, please.

Scrap Metal: Tuesday 2:00PM - 6:00 PM - All appliances.

5 gallon buckets: with or without lids (MUST BE CLEAN), and 6 pack rings AND MORE......
TV's and computers (no console tv's in cabinets).

Appliances and all other metal items are collected by the Mt.Vernon Street Department within the city limits every Friday at no charge. Call 838-2352 to schedule pick-up.

FOR HOURS OF OPERATION AT THE YARD WASTE SITE AND FURTHER INFO REGARDING RECYCLING, CONTACT THE POSEY COUNTY SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT AT 838-1613.
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