Recycling Questions?

We have Answers.  

The Johnson County Recycling District has the resources to help you recycle or dispose of many of your unwanted household items in an environmentally friendly way, if possible.

 Call us at (317) 738-2546 for recycling/disposal information. 


The District will be closed November 26th and 27th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Tox Box will be closed from November 26th through January 31st.  

It will reopen February 1st, weather permitting.



The Recycle Spot recycling site located at the Bargersville Senior Center in Bargersville has closed as of November 6, 2015 due to misuse and repeated illegal dumping at the site.  Paper and cardboard recycling bins will remain at the site, but residents will not be able to recycle plastic, glass, or aluminum and steel cans at this location.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  County residents using that site are encouraged to take their household recyclables such as plastic food and beverage containers (#1-5 and 7 – no Styrofoam), aluminum and steel food and beverage cans, and glass food and beverage containers to other nearby Recycle Spots located at the former Morning Star Baptist Church, 3039 W. 300 S., Trafalgar or Emmanuel Church of Greenwood, 1640 Stones Crossing Road, Greenwood.  Please contact the District office at 738-2546 with questions or visit for alternate recycling locations. 







 The Recycling District accepts the following items at the District office, 900 Arvin Road, Suite A, Franklin:  

  • Electronics such as computers, monitors, stereos, televisions (Fees apply for TV’s and computer monitors) Cash or check only. Checks made payable to JCSWMD)
  • Cell phones with cords and chargers
  • PDA”s or Blackberry devices
  • MP3 players or IPods
  • Printer ink cartridges
  • Rechargeable batteries: includes rechargeable household batteries, button batteries, power tool batteries, Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion), Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn) or Lead (pb) under 2 lbs. For more information on recycling rechargeable batteries, visit the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation, www.rbrc.or

We are not able to accept alkaline batteries at this time. Unfortunately we can not accept alkaline batteries at this time.  Place them in with your regular trash.




Johnson County Recycling District’s Recycling Guide

Hot off the presses:  Recycle guide




Prescription/Medication Drop-off Locations: 

The Recycling District does not accept unwanted medications at the office.  Medications may be dropped off at any of the following specially marked collection boxes – No questions asked!   Whiteland box

  • Johnson County Jail lobby, 1091 Hospital Rd., Franklin
  • Franklin City Police Department lobby, 2810 N. Morton St., Franklin; 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.  Lobby is closed on holidays.
  • Greenwood Police Department lobby, 186 Surina Way, Greenwood; 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  • Edinburgh Police Department lobby, 200 S. Main St., Edinburgh
  • Whiteland Town Hall, 549 Main St., Whiteland; 7:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.


 Simply drop your pills, ointments, tablets, capsules, etc…in their original containers into any of the specially marked drop boxes.  




Electronics Recycling Electronics

As of January 1, 2011, Indiana law, IC 13-20.5-10, prohibits disposal of electronic devices in municipal trash.  The District will accept electronics at 900 Arvin Road Suite A, Franklin


8:30-11:00 a.m. and 1:30-4:00 p.m.  


Fees apply for TV’s and monitors (click on the picture above to link to our electronics page) 

All other electronics are accepted for free at this time.


Please call us at 317-738-2546 in advance of dropping things off.


Please come prepared to removed your electronics from your vehicle yourself.  For liability reasons, District staff is unable to assist you. 





*The hours of collection and fees are subject to change as governed by the District’s Board of Directors.



Household Chemical Disposal at the Tox Box

Household chemicals such as oil-based paints, pesticides, herbicides, etc… can be taken to the Tox Box, 1051 Hospital Road at the Johnson County Highway Department.  For Johnson County Residents only.  Call 738-2546 for hours of operation or click on the paint cans at the right for additional information.   painterspalette

The Tox Box does not accept latex paint.  Dry it out completely with sand or cat litter and place it in your trash.  

Click on paint cans for instructions to dry out latex paint.




Click the underlined text to view the Johnson County Recycling District’s 2011 Annual Report:

2011 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report

Annual Report 2013 (You must have Power Point to view this version)

Annual Report 2013 (pdf version)

Annual Report 2014 (You must have Power Point to view this version)

Annual Report 2014  (pdf version)

Additional Reporting for Solid Waste Management Districts -2013 SB 131


2014 SB 131