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The Tippecanoe Recycling and Solid Waste District provides free recycling drop off locations for any Tippecanoe household to use. We have three rural drop-off bins:
All of these bins are emptied on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays but they still fill up very quickly. There is a central recycling drop-off on the north side of Lafayette at the Trash Transfer Station at 2770 North 9th Street. This location has bins for mixed materials (plastic, metal, and glass), as well as a separate bin for cardboard and paper. This site is not accessible outside of business hours. Their hours are MWF 7am-4pm, TTh 7am-6pm, and Sat 7am-1pm. Below is an aerial image showing the layout of the transfer station to help you navigate.
These are the items that are accepted in our recycling stream:
The Tippecanoe County Solid Waste Management District doe NOT take latex paint at our Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off. Latex paint is non-toxic and can go in to your regular trash after it has been dried out and solidified. Trash haulers will not pick up liquid paint because they get fined if they drip paint on the road. They are very cautious about picking up paint if they think it might be liquid. Please confirm with your trash hauler how they want dried paint cans.
To dry latex paint for cans less than half full:
For full cans:
Many electronics are prohibited from being sent to a landfill by Indiana state law.
We do not accept electronics for recycling on a regular basis at our 9th Street location. There are several options for recycling electronics at other locations throughout the year. Electronics stores such as Best Buy accept many electronics for recycling, and Oscar Winski E-recycling (765-421-6005) accepts materials from the public on the second Saturday of every month. The Tippecanoe County Recycling and Solid Waste District holds an electronics recycling event twice per year and Tippecanoe residents are able to recycle electronics for free at this event. Here is information about our electronics recycling event, typically held twice a year in the spring and fall.