Go Green with Indiana Waste Service’s
Residential Recycling Program

Start recycling today because...

  • The average American uses 7 trees a year in paper, wood and other products from trees
  • 1 ton of recycled paper saves about 7,000 gallons of water, 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil and 4000 kilowatts of energy
  • Recycling a 1-gallon plastic milk jug saves enough energy to keep a 100-watt light bulb lit for 11 hours
  • 19 plastic bottles can be recycled into enough fiber to make an XL t-shirt or 1 sq. ft. of carpet
  • Recycling 1 aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for 3 hours
Indiana Waste Service makes recycling easy for both residential home owners and commercial businesses. For businesses, we offer recycling dumpsters, making it easy and convenient for your company to go green. For residential home owners, we make recycling at home as simple as possible. Let us do the sorting and cleaning. All you have to do is place the recyclables in the container at the end of your driveway each pick-up day.

For Residential Homes

With Indiana Waste we can provide you with a 96 gallon recycling container, or for a more economical option you can use any extra garbage can or bin you currently have. If you do not have one, simply buy the size container you wish to use (from 10 gallon capacity all the way up to 96 gallon capacity) If you decide to use your own container, call our office (219-613-1300) to setup recycling service and we will mail you a recycling sticker to place on your container! Once you have your container with sticker, simply combine all your recycle material into the one container and bring it to the street on your recycling day!

For Business

When businesses need commercial waste recycling services, Indiana Waste Service will work with you to find the best service level at an affordable price, while making the most positive environmental impact possible.

You can call us today at (219) 613-1300 or request a quote to start your recycling service with Indiana Waste.

What Can Be Recycled

Paper Plastic Metal
  • Newspaper (with inserts)
  • Magazines/Catalogs
    • Glossy & Non-glossy
  • Telephone Directories
  • Office/School Paper
  • Advertising/Junk Mail
  • Kraft Brown Paper Bags
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Paperboard/Chipboard
    • Cereal Boxes
    • Pasta Boxes
    • Clothing Boxes
    • Tissue Boxes
All plastic bottles and containers with these symbols underneath.

Examples are:
  • Plastic beverage and food containers
  • Milk, water and juice bottles
  • Liquid detergent, fabric softener, bleach, shampoo
  • Yogurt cups
  • Vegetable oil bottles
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Steel or tin cans
  • Bottles and jars only.
  • Brown, green and clear glass.

Recycling Preparation
  • All materials may be mixed together.
  • Paper may be placed in paper bags (optional).
  • Flatten all corrugated cardboard and paperboard boxes.
  • Remove any non-paper packing material (Styrofoam)
  • Place items in PAPER bags when possible to help keep items from blowing around before pickup.

Unacceptable Recycling Items
  • DO NOT: recycle wire hangers (please return to your cleaners).
  • DO NOT: recycle mirrors, light bulbs, window glass, or ceramics in recycling container.
  • DO NOT: include soiled paper fibers (oily pizza boxes, paper napkins, etc.)
  • DO NOT: recycle batteries.
  • DO NOT: place materials in plastic bags.
  • DO NOT: include Styrofoam, wood, plastic film, plastic bags, plastic toys, or diapers in recycling containers.
  • DO NOT: recycle electronics.
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