Disposal of Medication, Needles and Other Medical Waste

 Medication

Take unwanted, expired or unused medications to Bluffton Police Department, the Wells County Sheriff’s Department or the Ossian Police 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, the Wells County Sheriff’s Department or the Ossian Police Department anytime throughout the year.

New E-Waste Recycling

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

*There is a $15 charge (each) for TVs and Computer Monitors (CRTs).  You must go the City of Bluffton Clerk Treasurer’s Office located at 128 East Market Street, Bluffton, IN 46714 and purchase a ticket for each TV or CRT before bring any TVs or CRTs to the recycling center.  City Clerk Treasurer’s Phone: 260-824-0612.

OmniSource Recycling Flyer (PDF)

Reports

Annual Report 2016

SB 131 Report for 2016

SB 131 Report for 2015

SB 131 Report for 2014

SB 131 Report for 2013

Acceptable Items

Paper
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

Glass
Beer, wine and food jars.

Metals
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

Plastic
#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

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

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

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

Plastic
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

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

IT IS A TREMENDOUS HELP TO HAVE THE MATERIALS PRE-SORTED- IF POSSIBLE-SEPERATE ALUMINUM CANS AND FOIL FROM ALL OTHER METALS, CORRUGATED CARDBOARD FROM ALL PAPERS! PLEASE RINSE OUT ALL METAL AND PLASTIC CONTAINERS. 

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HELP, SERVICE, AND SUPPORT !