In response to the Coronavirus/COVID-19, additional temporary protocols will be observed by the Lawrence County Solid Waste Management District to help mitigate the spread of coronavirus. This will be in place until Monday, April 20th at 11:59 p.m. Should the Indiana Governor’s “Stay-at-Home” Order be extended we will follow up with updated information. We anticipate this to be a temporary situation and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we work through these difficult times. Some facility operational hours or services may be modified, reduced or facilities may close periodically during this period to adjust to community demands and employee safety needs.

The Lawrence County Solid Waste District was created to preserve and enhance our environment, natural resources, and public health and safety through proper solid waste management


Our office is located at the Recycling Center, 3326 Mitchell Road in Bedford. Look for the big yellow sign pictured above!

We encourage reuse, reduction, and recycling of solid waste in Lawrence County by providing residents with a variety of resources and programs, including:

  • Recycling Center
  • 9 Collection Stations
  • Transfer Station
  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection
  • Paint Swap Program
  • Used Cooking Oil Collection Program
  • Compost Facility
  • Refrigerant Facility
  • Electronics Recycling


Learn more about our Used Cooking Oil Collection Program HERE!

Click Here to find out where garbage goes once you throw it away!

Pictured above is one of our former interns, Emily, with the recyclables from the county fair that we were able to collect and keep out of the landfill.  Not only does this help the environment, but it generates income for the district.  So, when you’re at the fair, please recycle!