Bags
Paper: Accepted by curbside recycling programs and at all SEIRD Centers.
Plastic: Check with local supermarkets for recycling programs. They can be reused (for instance, as trash liners for small trash bins); Also accepted at all SEIRD centers.

Bakeware (cookie trays, baking pans, Pyrex)
If still in good condition, bakeware may be donated to local charities (such as Goodwill or Salvation Army, your SEIRD Reuse Center, or offered at a tag sale. Bakeware in any condition is unfortunately not recyclable.

Ballast (from fluorescent light)
This is a hazardous material (mercury) and must be taken to the your SEIRD recycling center. There is no charge for disposal.

Barbecue Grill

This belongs in the heavy trash pickup or landfill.

Barbecue Tank

Disposal of small LP tanks is available to all District residents at SEIRD recycling centers.

Bathroom Cleaner

This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the SEIRD processing center at the Jefferson Proving Grounds north of Madison or saved for special quarterly collection days in your county.

Bathtub (Cast-Iron or other metal)
Contact a metal recycler or place for heavy trash pickup. There are also salvage companies that will buy certain styles. Alternatively, you might offer it for re-use by local charitable organizations.

Bathtub (Fiberglass or Plastic)
This belongs in heavy trash pickup.

Batteries
Rechargeable batteries are accepted. No alkaline batteries. Car Batteries are accepted. Must not becracked and must have caps on cells.

Beverage Containers
Beverage containers are accepted for curbside collection and at all SEIRD recycling centers. Rinse containers and remove lids before recycling.

Bikes
(scrap metal)
This is an item for heavy trash pickup or possibly a metal recycler. Bicycles in good working order should be donated to a local charitable organization or a SEIRD Reuse Center.

Biodiesel
Accepted at SEIRD processing center in Madison or during special quarterly collections in your county.

Birds (Deceased)
Report to your town's Board of Health Department.

Blacktop (Asphalt)
Asphalt is considered a bulky waste item and belongs in the landfill.

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

Bookcase
Consider finding someone who could use it, advertise it locally, or put it in a yard sale, donate to SEIRD Reuse Center, Goodwill, etc. Avoiding the landfill is generally a good thing. Often accepted by trash haulers by request.

Books

Hardcover and Paperback. Donate to SEIRD Re-use Centers or to a charitable organization. Every effort is made to rescue books and keep them in circulation.

Bottles
Empty antifreeze, bleach, chemical, motor oil, and any other container that held hazardous materials are not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage. Empty cooking oil, glass (clear, green & brown), laundry detergent, plastic bottles that contained shampoo, soap, soda, water can be recycled. Place with curbside recycling or bring to your local SEIRD recycling center.

Bowls (metal, glass, ceramic, or plastic)
If still in good condition, bowls may be donated to local charities such as Goodwill, Salvation Army, SEIRD Reuse Centers, or offered at a tag sale. Bowls and dishes in any condition are unfortunately not recyclable.

Box Springs
This is an item for heavy trash pickup. Contact your trash hauler for information.

Boxboard
Boxboard refers to "flat" (uncorrugated) cardboard such as cereal boxes. Place with curbside recycling or bring to SEIRD recycling centers. Please flatten before disposal.

Brake Fluid
This is a hazardous material and may be brought to your local SEIRD recycling center during special quarterly collections.

Branches (trees and bushes)
Ideal for composting. Check with your local compost processor, garden clubs, or trash hauler. Your community may offer compost collection.

Bricks
Bricks are considered a bulky waste item and go in the landfill or for someone wanting clean fill items. In good condition, brinks are often used by landscapers and gardeners. Set out with a sign offering them to someone who needs them.

Broken Glass
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage. This includes mirrors, too. This type of glass is tempered and not recyclable.

Brown Envelopes
May be recycled curbside or taken to SEIRD recycling centers.

Brush (weeds, branches, sticks, bushes - See 'branches' above)

Bubble Wrap
If you know someone who does a lot of selling on eBay he or she may be glad to take it for reuse. Also, check with your local packing/shipping store. Otherwise, it is not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage...after popping, of course.

Buckets
Metal and plastic buckets. Scrap dealers may accept metal buckets; plastic buckets are not recyclable and must be thrown in the trash.

Bug Spray
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the SEIRD processing center at the Jefferson Proving Grounds north of Madison or saved for special quarterly collections in your county.

Building & Remodeling and Construction Materials

  • Construction & Demolition Debris - Asphalt, Asphalt Shingles, Bricks, Cement, Cinder Blocks, Clapboard, Concrete, Doors, Flooring, Insulation, Lumber, Mortar, Plaster, Plywood, Roofing, Sheetrock, Shingles, Tiles, Windows, and Wood all belong in the landfill. Unfortunately, no one in this area at this time is recycling construction and demolition debris. Some building materials in good, re-usable condition may be donated to Habitat for Humanity Store or the Building Materials Reuse Center in East Enterprise. (Switzerland County)
  • Polyurethane, Stains, Paint, and other Floor & Deck Finishes (oil-based only) - This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the SEIRD processing center at the Jefferson Proving Grounds north of Madison or saved for special quarterly collections in your county.
  • Roofing Tar (Oil-based Asphalt Sealer) - This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the SEIRD processing center at the Jefferson Proving Grounds north of Madison. Please call 812-574-4080 to schedule a drop-off time.
  • Bulky Waste - Check with your trash hauler.

Bullets
Contact local law enforcement in your county.

Butane Lighters
These may be placed in the garbage.

Button Batteries
May be recycled at SEIRD centers. Do not throw away!

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

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