1. For all residents living within Shelby County, the SCRD provides disposal of hazardous materials, tires, electronics, confidential documents for shredding, and recycle material. See “Recycling” tab for acceptable items. The Recycle Center is located at 1316 N Michigan Rd, Shelbyville. It is on the same property as the Shelby County Transfer Station. The hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm, Saturday 7:30am-11:00am

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

  • Sharps Containers – Fill and exchange for new container

  • Confidential Documents for Shredding

  • Styrofoam- Must be Clean

  • House Hold Recycle Material including Food and Beverage Glass and Plastic, Cardboard, Paper, Steel and Aluminum Cans


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.

Recycle Center
Recycle Center
Criminal Justice Center
Permanent Drop Box