Business Recycling

JCRD helps business and industries improve their bottom line by appropriately managing their waste products. Call for a free waste audit.

Electronics Recycling

Visit our electronics recycling page for details.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

The free collection of household hazardous waste is available to Jackson County residents at the Seymour Department of Public Works at 765 “F” Avenue (Freeman Field) in Seymour. Products that are accepted are household cleaning chemicals, yard and garden products, fertilizer, fuel, mercury-containing devices, fluorescent and CFL bulbs and other chemicals found in homes. Collection hours are Monday thru Friday 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM and Saturdays from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  Chemicals must be signed in.

Fluorescent Bulbs

Fluorescent and CFL bulbs from residential use can be recycled at the following locations: Seymour Department of Public Works, Union Hardware and Brownstown Hardware. For businesses, please contact the Recycling District for information on how you can recycle your fluorescent bulbs.


Recycling containers for aluminum cans and plastic bottles will be provided for County festivals
– Crothersville Red, White and Blue Festival
– Tampico Tractor Pull
– Freetown July Festival
– Jackson County Fair
– Medora Hope Festival
– Fort Vallonia Days
– Medora Christmas Festival


Household batteries that are alkaline based are no longer hazardous and can be disposed of in residential trash. Lithium, nickel ion and all rechargeable batteries and button batteries contain chemicals that are hazardous to the environment and should be recycled. Batteries are collected at the Seymour Chamber of Commerce, Seymour Department of Public Works and libraries in Seymour, Crothersville, Brownstown and Medora.

Mercury Thermometers

Household mercury-containing thermometers can be exchanged for digital thermometers at the Jackson County Health Department at 801 West Second Street in Seymour. This is a free program for Jackson County residents.

Sharps (used syringes)

Sharps can be disposed of using needle clips available free at the Jackson County Health Department.  The clips safely remove and secure needles from syringes used at home by diabetics and allergy sufferers.  This is NOT a needle exchange program.


Appliances and other metal containing items can be recycled at local metal recyclers or by taking them to the Rumpke Landfill, 546 South County Road 870 West, Medora, IN.  They will be accepted at the landfill for free. Freon-containing items will be emptied of Freon at the landfill by a registered technician before being recycled.


Bicycles in good condition can be recycled to another child or resident in need.  Call the Recycling District to arrange for pick-up or drop off. Thanks to the Brownstown Exchange Club for assisting with minor repairs.

Document Destruction

Four document destruction events are held throughout the year. Two events are held in Seymour, one in Seymour (spring and fall) and tow in Brownstown (spring and fall). This program is free to Jackson County residents and non-profits.

Free Document Shredding
Friday, May 3, 2019, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Behind Subway on Cross Street, Brownstown.

Saturday, May 4, 2019 9:00 am – Noon
ReMax, 1403 E. Tipton St., Seymour

Hornet’s Nest

The Hornet’s Nest reuse store at 154 West Second Street, Medora, provides free clothing, household items and toys to the public.  The store is operated in partnership with the Jackson County Recycling District and local volunteers. Donations are accepted at the site daily. The store does not accept mattresses, chemicals or televisions.  All donations should be clean and in working order. The store is open on Tuesday 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM and the first and third Saturday from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

Yard Waste

The City of Seymour and the Town of Brownstown offer curbside yard waste collection. Contact the respective city or town offices for more information on collection. Mutton Creek HMOA also provides a yard waste drop-off for their residents.


Tires are collected the first Saturday after Memorial Day at the landfill. Amnesty is offered on automobile and light truck tires at this time.  All other tires are charged the regular rate.