Rules regarding solid waste removal/disposal are largely controlled by your SWMD
Indiana is divided into around 70 Solid Waste Management Districts (SWMD) that regulate how trash and recycling is handled. Rules and regulations regarding solid waste removal and recycling can vary by SWMD.
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The laws regarding construction and demolition (C&D) debris disposal in Indiana
The State of Indiana does not require recycling of C&D debris. However, most of the time it’s cheaper to have C&D material trucked to a designated C&D recycling facility compared to dropping it off at the landfill.
Clean demolition materials – rocks, bricks, concrete, and some others – can be buried onsite, according to Indiana law. There are some restrictions to this rule.
How do I dispose of e-waste?
State law requires that manufacturers of electronics recycle the equivalent of at least 60% of the total product sold that year (Indiana E-Waste Law IC 13-20.5). E-waste would include computer monitors, TVs, fax machines, laptops, computer peripherals, DVD players, GPS units and more.
Most manufacturers of electronics offer take-back programs where you can drop off e-waste. You can also see a list of registered e-waste recyclers at the State’s website.
The Indiana E-Waste Law has had a big impact in just its first few years, helping to recycle nearly 150 million pounds of e-waste.
Find a landfill in Indiana
There are a number of operational landfills in Indiana. You can find one near you by visiting the IDEM website.
The tipping fees at these landfills vary by location. Most charge anywhere from $30 to $60 per ton for general waste.
Where can I find more information regarding Indiana’s environmental rules and regulations?
You can find information pertaining to air, water and land pollution control laws by visiting the Indiana Department of Environmental Management website. You can also signup to receive updates via email as new laws are passed.
Contact the IDEM
- Phone: (317) 232-8603
- Location: Indiana Government Center North, 100 N. Senate Ave. in Indianapolis
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