Recycling Numbers

In 2016, the Lawrence County Solid Waste Management District collected many recyclables from residents

and businesses. In most cases these materials are sold at a market value, and the revenue generated is used to fund future recycling efforts in our county!

 

Here are the 2016 Totals:

Material Tons
Aluminum Cans 6.0495
Scrap Metal 118.39
Steel Cans 7.53
Paper 255.17
Glass 52.56
Tires 121.16
Plastic 45.85
Cardboard 319.25
Totals: 925.9595

Keep on recycling, so we can keep these valuable materials out of the landfill!

 

*Why do we pay for glass to be recycled? LCSWMD actually saves money by recycling glass instead of taking it to the landfill: it costs $7.11/ton to recycle glass with our purchaser Strategic Materials, but over $30/ton to discard it in the Medora Landfill.

The money we spend on glass recycling covers the cost of sorting and crushing the glass at the Strategic Materials plant. A good way to help keep down the cost of glass recycling is to reduce contaminants like trash… make sure you only recycle glass bottles and jars!

Lawrence Co. Solid Waste District
Main Office & Recycling Center

3326 Mitchell Road
Bedford, IN 47421

lcswdintern@gmail.com
812-277-9190