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Drop-off Recycling Area Open

The recycling drop-off area  has moved to Smiley Avenue (just beyond the animal shelter).  Hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The entire facility is closed on Mondays. If you have questions or concerns, call Carole Yeend at 765-938-1342 or 317-407-3221.

Still Taking Electronics for RecyclingCGR - eScrap clip art

Another partner for helping to keep Rush County Clean and Green is Shares, Inc. Their truck stops each month and collects electronics (anything with a circuit board) dropped off at the Tox-Away Center on the first Saturday morning of every month.  All electronics will be accepted at no cost.

Freezers, Refrigerators, and A/C Units

CGR - recycle appliancesRush County residents may bring freezers, refrigerators, air conditioning units, and other products containing refrigerant gasses to the Clean Green Rush Tox-Away Center for recycling. Since this is a new service, there is no charge; however it is only available from 8 a.m. to noon on the first Saturday of each month. No longer will residents have to wait until a special spring or fall collection of proper disposal. Clean Green Rush continues its partnership with the City of Rushville in operating the Tox-Away Center at Smiley Avenue. Street Department employee, Kirk Wildey is licensed to remove and recycle the refrigerants in an environmentally approved process.f you need more information, contact Carole Yeend at 765-938-1342 or by email:

Join the Freecycle Network

 CGR -Freecycle NetworkFreecycle Network is a Yahoo group matches people who have things they need to get rid of with people who can use them. The goal is to keep usable items out of the landfill. By using what we already have on this earth, we reduce consumerism, manufacture fewer goods, and lessen the impact on the earth. Another benefit of using Freecycle is that it encourages us to get rid of junk that we no longer need and promote community involvement in the process. Free your inner pack rat!

Keeping Rush County Clean and Green is more than one-day collection events, classroom programs and recycling plastic, paper, metal and glass. It is a lifestyle of caring about the place we live enough to do the little things daily that protect the environment and maintain the legacy of 205,000 acres of prime cropland and the communities it helps to support

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