Earlier this week, the Hendricks County Recycling District held a ribbon cutting at the new recycling center it opened at 8976 N. State Road 39, Lizton. The new, staffed recycling center replaces the unattended recycling drop-off center sponsored by the District for over twenty years.
Approximately 30 people attended the center’s launch. Dan Bridget, president of the Hendricks County Recycling District’s Board of Directors and Lenn Detwiler, the District’s executive director both shared remarks. Noting that the property where the recycling center is located had previously been a service station where a fuel tank leaked years ago, Detwiler shared that one of the most excited aspects of the project was being able to “recycle” it into something that would again be a benefit to the community.
In addition to a number of the Recycling District’s staff and board members, representatives from all three of the companies that will ultimately be receiving the materials collected at the center were on hand. Robert Christian was there representing Strategic Materials, Inc. (SMI), the company accepting the glass bottles and jars collected at the center. Stacey Boggs and Sarah Turner were representing Pratt Recycling, Inc. which is accepting the corrugated cardboard collected at the center to feed the company’s paper mill in Valparaiso, Indiana, which makes box board for shipping boxes. Marcia Neal and Dan Walden were also in attendance. Their company, W Enterprises, LLC is headquartered in Crawfordsville and will be accepting the plastic bottles, jugs and tubs, newspaper, office paper, paperboard boxes, cartons, and metal and aluminum food and beverage containers.
Detwiler said, “There will be some growing pains as we all learn the new system. We will be patient with those that visit the center and we ask that they show us patience in return. We know this new center is better for the recyclers using it, the community where it is located, the recycling companies ultimately receiving the material collected, and our organization.”
The new recycling center will be open for residents to use on Tuesdays from 9 AM to 6 PM, Wednesdays from 1 PM to 7 PM, Thursdays from 9 AM to 6 PM, and Saturdays from 9 AM to 3 PM. It will be closed for major holidays. The recycling drop-off center near the intersection of US 136 & State Road 39 will be closed permanently. Users are encouraged to visit the Recycling District’s website, RecycleHC.org, or call the District at (317) 858-6070 for more information on recycling rules and sorting guidelines in place for the new recycling center.
The Hendricks County Recycling District is dedicated to promoting recycling, waste reduction, and responsible waste management within Hendricks County.