New Lizton recycling center proving to be very popular

Since its opening late last April, the Hendricks County Recycling Center has drawn 20,901 patrons to its location just north of Lizton.

Now averaging 500 visitors a week, the center’s busiest week, 561, came late in December. Nearly 200 dropped off their recycling in a single day in October.

Almost 296 tons of recycling have been accepted at the center as of the end of February, with more than 136 tons alone in plastic, paper, and steel and aluminum cans. Corrugated box collection has reached nearly 120 tons. Food and beverage glass jars and bottles account for nearly 41 tons.

Operated by the Hendricks County Recycling District, the center expects even more patrons this year, as new ones visit nearly every day.

The recycling service is free.

The district urges patrons to separate corrugated cardboard, and glass, from other accepted recycling. If possible, they should sort their items before arriving in order to make their visit as efficient as possible.

All materials should be clean, dry and loose, and brought to the center in open bins, boxes or bags.
Scrap metal and electronics are not accepted.

The center is open 9 am-6 pm, Tuesday and Thursday; 1-7 pm Wednesday, and 9 am-3 pm, Saturday.

The district conducts five Tox-Away Days across the county each year. The next collection is April 20, 8 am-1 pm, at Brownsburg East Middle School.

Full information on what is accepted for recycling, and Tox-Away Days, is available at www.RecycleHC.org, or by calling (318) 858-6070.

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