Miami County Recycling (Solid Waste) District

REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS ARE 

MONDAY - FRIDAY

8 A.M. - 4 P.M.

AND THE FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH FROM 9 A.M. - 1 P.M. 

Appliance drop off, Bulky Item drop off, Electronic Waste drop off, Household Chemical drop off, Fluorescent Light Bulb drop off, Old/Outdated Medicine drop off, Traditional Recycling Drop off, and Tire Voucher programs are available during these hours. 



THE MONTHLY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS HAVE CHANGED THEIR STARTING TIME TO 12:00 NOON. MEETINGS ARE STILL ON THE 3RD MONDAY OF THE MONTH AT THE MIAMI COUNTY RECYCLING DISTRICT.

Memorial Day

District news to note:

Dont Forget*Bills for the yearly Recycling Assessment are due MAY 31. If you have an outstanding balance on your account, you will not be allowed to drop off any items, including participation in the Clean Up/Beautification Days until your account is paid in full.

Clean up Week 2019

*The annual Miami County "Clean Up/Beautification Days" are coming up fast! The District located at 2651 West Logansport Road will be the only drop off location. Dates and times for drop offs are:  

SATURDAY, JUNE 1 - 8:00 am UNTIL 1:00 pm

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY JUNE 3-7

8:00 am UNTIL 6:00 pm 

SATURDAY, JUNE 8 - 8:00 am UNTIL 1:00 pm

We have extended our hours during the regular work week to accommodate those people who work after 4:00 PM.

*We will close promptly at the times listed.


To view details about how the district operates, programming, history, and more, click here .

 

The Solid Waste Office began its operation in 1990 by Legislative Act 1240 which became Public Law 10-1990. The purpose of this act was to reduce the amount of material going to landfills by 50% by the year 2001. The law also set up the Board of Directors as being 7 elected officials in the county.

Financing


The financing could be set up 1 of 3 ways:
  • Disposal fee from a land-fill
  • District user fee
  • Property taxes
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​For information about accessing budgets and other information online, click the link below.
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District User Fee


The board chose to use the district user fee. This fee is used to supply the funds to pay the cost of recycling and disposal of the materials that are collected.

Billing Information


All Recycling bills are due May 31st. The office normally sends the bills in mid - late March. This gives you an opportunity to know the due date is approaching. We try to give plenty of time for you to be able to pay on time.

Bills that are not paid by May 31st will be charged an additional $25 late fee. Bills that remain unpaid will be turned over to our attorney for collection. 

Growth


The recycling program has grown from the beginning and will continue to grow as we learn and gain ways to recycle more of the items that we use.

Garbage Service


This service is not a garbage collection service. The service you have been using should still be used for garbage collection. By knowing how to recycle properly and by using these methods, some residents have eliminated the use of a garbage service.

Proper Recycling of Traditional Materials in Miami County


Miami County has two different ways to recycle the traditional materials-paper, plastic, glass, metal and cardboard.  The drop off sites throughout the county are "Single Stream", which means no sorting of materials.  The Peru drop off site is a segregated, or sorted material site.  More information can be found about this process in the "Programs" tab.

MISSION STATEMENT:

The mission of the Miami County Solid Waste management District is to implement and provide source reduction and recycling programs that will reduce the amount of solid waste disposed of in landfills, encourage recycling efforts, provide guidance for waste stream reduction, and increase awareness of proper hazardous waste disposal.