For all residents living within Shelby County, the SCRD provides disposal of hazardous materials, tires, and electronics at no charge. The Pollution Prevention Center is located at the Shelby County Transfer station at 1304 N. Michigan Road. The hours are Saturdays 7:30 – noon.
Hazardous Materials include household chemicals, garage chemicals, rechargeable batteries, and fluorescent light bulbs. (We do not accept alkaline batteries – they can be disposed of in the trash. We also do not accept latex, water-based paint. Paint can be disposed of in the trash if it is dried and in solid form.)
Tires – only car and light truck tires are accepted. Limit of 6 tires accepted.
Acceptable Items include
Oil-based paint or stain
Flammable liquids and solids
Car & Light Truck Tires (Limit 6)
Items not Accepted Include
Latex Paint (Paint can be dried and disposed of in the trash.)
A permanent drop box is located at the Shelby County Criminal Justice Center, 107 W. Taylor St. This box is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Empty medication containers can be disposed of in the trash.
Sharps Containers / Needle Disposal
The Shelby County Health Department offers disposal of full Sharps Containers. In exchange, they will give you an empty container, at no charge. (Compliments of the Shelby County Recycling District). Needles can also be safely disposed of in the trash, if a heavy plastic container is used, such as a laundry detergent bottle. The Shelby County Health Department is located at 1600 E. St. Rd. 44, Suite B, Shelbyville, IN