Earth Day is a great reminder that taking care of our planet is a component of good citizenship. It’s also important for general health and safety, as some items need to be properly disposed of to prevent them from causing damage to the water table and local environment.
Ripley County Recycling Center
Ripley County residents can recycle unwanted items at the Ripley County Recycling Center at 2710 N. Hasmer Hill Road in Osgood from 8:00-3:00 on Mondays and Fridays, from 12:00-6:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 8:00-12:00 on Saturdays. Items accepted at the recycling center include paper products, plastic bottles, aluminum, glass, scrap metal, batteries, electronics, oil, oil filters, antifreeze, paints, refrigerant appliances, and used tires. Plastic bottles, aluminum, and glass should be rinsed. A small fee is charged for recycling used tires and some other items.
The center accepts Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) such as insecticides, chemicals, oil based paints, and more. Special collections fall on specified Saturdays in March, June, and September. Click here for more information.
Properly Dispose of Medical Waste
Medical waste such as syringes and unused medications can be disposed of at the Ripley County Health Department during normal business hours. Controlled substances can be taken to the Ripley County Sherriff’s Department and the Batesville Police Department any time at no charge.
Ripley County Reuse Center
The Ripley County Reuse Center is a facility for Ripley County residents to share, swap, and/or exchange items that are in good condition and working order. The center is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00-6:00 and 8:00-12:00 on Saturdays. There is a limit of 4 items per person except clothing and shopping is limited to once a week.
Items accepted include household appliances, computers, electronics, lawnmowers, tools, exercise equipment, bicycles, housewares, toys, and more. For more information, click here.
At Schuerman Law, we care about our local community and the environment. Our historic office building was restored because we want to preserve local history in a functional and sustainable way.