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.  If you wish to dispose of electronic devices, household chemicals, or medications or any other household materials, give us a call.  We can help!


shreddingcomputer towerSaturday Document Shredding and E-Waste Collection 
August 6, 2016

9:00 a.m. to noon 

District office at 900 Arvin Rd., Suite A in Franklin


 The event is FREE and open to Johnson County residents and businesses. 

Documents will be collected in locked containers and shredded off-site

(Shredding done by Shares, Inc., Shelbyville, IN). 

Electronics will also be accepted.

Televisions and computer monitors WILL NOT be accepted at this event.




HHW-acceptedSaturday Tox Box Hours
August 6, 2016

9:00 a.m. to noon 

Tox Box at 1051 Hospital Road, Franklin



The following items are accepted at the Tox Box:  Household Cleaning Supplies, Aerosol Cans, Pesticides, Yard and Pool Chemicals, Automotive Fluids, Oil based paint and stain, Adhesives, Household Poisons.

NO latex paint or water-based paints will be accepted! 

Open for Johnson County residents only. No businesses, contractors or small quantity generators will be accepted. 


For additional information, contact the District office at 317-738-2546 or visit




The Recycling District accepts the following items at the District office, 900 Arvin Road, Suite A, Franklin:  Electronics such as computer equipment, stereos, DVD players, microwaves, etc…, cell phones, cords, chargers, PDA’s, MP3 players, IPods, iPads, iPhones, 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.). We do not accept alkaline batteries at this time.  Place them in with your regular trash.


 Drop-off hours may vary.  Call 317-738-2546 before you come so that you don’t miss us!

Call for television and/or monitor disposal information (317-738-2546)  
Fees Apply for TV’s and monitors – Cash or check only. Checks made payable to JCSWMD


  • The Tox Box will accept your household chemicals (no latex paints or stains) at 1051 Hospital Road, Franklin:  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.  


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.





  • Prescription/Medication Drop-off Locations: 

The Recycling District and Tox Box do not accept unwanted medications.  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.