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The purpose of education is not knowledge but action. Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know. We want to promote recycling to all ages and make them aware of the consequences of not doing so.

Programs and Presentations

The Southeastern Indiana Recycling District’s (SEIRD) staff often makes recycling presentations to classrooms, civic clubs and organizations, or governmental meetings to advocate environmental stewardship to the public. This is a free service, and is available throughout their seven-county district comprised of Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Scott, and Switzerland Counties.  

SEIRD is pleased to offer their Environmental Center (EC) to district schools, families, churches, and clubs to learn more about recycling and how it impacts our environment. The 900-square-foot building offers learning activities in several venues, including educational displays, games, activities, and crafts from recyclables.

We stand ready to assist your school, organization, or municipality to learn about the benefits of conscientious recycling and solid waste management. Tours of our Jefferson County Recycle Center and facilities are available at no charge, by appointment. Contact Mandy Creech at or at 812-574-4080 to schedule your program or tour today.

Download our brochure for the Environmental Education Programs we offer. Click Here

One Man's Trash and Trash Talk!

Trash Talk PublicatiosnAvailable quarterly, SEIRD produces two educational publications that are distributed throughout schools and area newspapers. “One Man’s Trash…” and Trash Talk! are guides to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Content includes recycling tips, facts, crafts and features on businesses that are reusing and repurposing recyclable materials. Did you know that a company can make the soles for six pairs of shoes from one car tire? Did you know that plastic soft drink bottles are being turned into polyester that becomes fleece blankets and hoodies? SEIRD publications include topics that review subjects such as limiting waste by rethinking purchases, analyzing buying habits, and more.

Click below to download the latest edition of "One Man’s Trash...” and "Trash Talk!" and their accompanying teacher’s guide for education purposes.

One Man's Trash!
Click Here for the Winter edition of One Man's Trash....

Click Here for the Spring edition of Trash Talk.

For Teachers:
Click Here for the Teacher’s Guide of Trash Talk.

ACTIVITIES and EVENTS Scholarships

The Southeastern Indiana Recycling District (SEIRD) is pleased to announce the 2019 Students Making an Environmental Difference Scholarship for graduating high school seniors. Students attending any high school located in Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Scott, or Switzerland County may apply.

The deadline to apply is Monday, April 1, 2019. Applicants do not have to plan to pursue a major or career in an environmental field to be selected for an SEIRD scholarship.

Application forms can be picked up in the high school guidance counseling office or requested by email from Mandy Creech at Click Here to download the application. If you have questions, please contact Mandy Creech at or call her at 812-574-4080.

Southeastern Indiana Recycling District (SEIRD) ● 6556 North Shun Pike Road, JPG #534 ● Madison, IN 47250 ● 1.800.997.4793