Wells County

Solid Waste District/Recycling Center

Solid Waste District/Recycling Center
702 W Wabash Street
Bluffton, Indiana 46714
Tues-Fri: 8AM-4:30PM
Sat: 8AM-12PM (Noon)
(260) 824-4828
Kevin PolingManager
We ask all customers to remain in their vehicles. If instructions need to be relayed to the employees, please crack your window to relay that information.
Solid Waste Management District Agenda
Shred Event - Saturday, May 4, 2024
HazMat Day - Saturday June 15, 2024
Disposal of Medication, Needles and Other Medical Waste

Take unwanted, expired or unused medications to Bluffton Police Department or the Wells County Sheriff’s Department anytime throughout the year.  Medications can be taken in their original bottles or in plastic sealed bags.  Ensure any liquid medications are enclosed in a leak-proof container.

Medical Syringes, Lancets and Needles (Sharps)
Storing and disposing of sharps properly limits risk to workers collecting and sorting garbage or recycling.  Please dispose of the used (Sharps) in a heavy duty plastic bottle such as a laundry detergent bottle.  On the outside of the bottle, where it can be easily seen, write “WARNING: (Sharps) – DO NOT RECYCLE”.  When you are ready to dispose of the (Sharps) bottle take it to the Bluffton Police Department or the Wells County Sheriff’s Department anytime throughout the year.

Asbestos Info

All generators of waste that includes regulated asbestos-containing material must follow rules for proper waste disposal and comply with local ordinances. Click here for more info.

New E-Waste Recycling

OmniSource now has collection containers located at the Bluffton Recycling Center for E-Waste.

*There is a $20 charge (each) for TVs and Computer Monitors (CRTs).  You must go the Wells County Auditors Office located at 102 West Market Street, Suite 205, Bluffton, IN 46714 and purchase a ticket for each TV or CRT before bring any TVs or CRTs to the recycling center.  Wells County Auditor’s Phone: 260-824-6470.  Office hours for the Auditor’s office are Monday through Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM.

OmniSource Recycling Flyer (PDF)

Meeting Minutes
What’s Recyclable and What’s Not

Acceptable Items

Newspaper, paper sacks, magazines, office and computer paper, junk mail, paper board (ex. cereal boxes, soda boxes, and shoe boxes), and old corrugated containers, and books

Beer, wine and food jars.

Aluminum & bi-metal beverage cans, aluminum foil wrapping, baking ware, food cans, canning lids, metal baking dishes (without non-stick coating), metal food or drink lids, coat hangers

#1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7

Soda Bottles, naturals (milk, juice, distilled, or drinking water jugs), dish-washing detergent bottles, vinegar bottle, and mixed colored containers (such as laundry detergent or fabric softener containers, bleach jugs, and any household cleaner bottles) cottage cheese containers, margarine or topping containers

Not-Acceptable Items

Waxed or carbon paper, waxed paperboard milk, juice, or fabric softener refill containers

Folding outdoor chairs with the webbing still attached, water pumps, engines parts, etc…

Window glass, ceramic, candle containers, medical bottles, light bulbs and corning containers.

Plastic wrap, freezer/food bags, table ware (forks, spoons, etc) dishes or plates, flower pots, bakery containers, no food grade plates, “clam shells”, egg cartons, meat or vegetable trays, cups made from polystyrene, packing “peanuts”, toys, plastic bags

We no longer accept Styrofoam, even with a number on it.

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