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. 



Your safety is important – If the weather’s bad, recycling can wait.

As the weather outside gets colder, and snow and ice become a possibility, please watch your step as you recycle at our Recycle Spots. If significant snowfall or ice is expected, we may close the office, the Tox Box, or the Recycle Spots for your safety.  When in doubt, please call the office (738-2546), check Facebook, or visit our website ( for weather-related closings.



Saturday, March 14


The District (900 Arvin Road, Franklin) and the Tox Box (1051 Hospital Road, Franklin) will be open from 9:00-noon to collect your electronics (at the District) and your household chemicals (at The Tox Box).  



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

  • Mercury thermometers, thermostats, liquid mercury
  • 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. Alkaline batteries are safe to add to 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)

Additional Reporting for Solid Waste Management Districts -2013 SB 131


2014 SB 131