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 AM – 11 AM Effective July 1st.

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

  • Rechargeable Batteries

  • Vehicle Batteries

  • Flammable liquids and solids

  • Acids

  • Poisons

  • Car & Light Truck Tires (Limit 6)

  • Household Chemicals


Items not Accepted Include

  • Alkaline Batteries

  • Latex Paint (Paint can be dried and disposed of in the trash.)

  • Medication


Medication Disposal


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

Pollution Prevention Center
Criminal Justice Center
Permanent Drop Box