Our bi-annual e-waste event will be at a new location this year! It will be held at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds.
Electronics Recycling: Tippecanoe County residents may bring in electric and electronic devices such as TVs, computers, laptops, vacuum cleaners, printers, etc. for recycling at no charge. We will NOT accept items with refrigerant such as AC units, refrigerators, dehumidifiers, or freezers.
We will NOT accept large appliances such as washing machines or stoves. Those can be recycled at Oscar Winski Scrap Metal at 2407 N 9th St. All attendees must show proof of Tippecanoe County residency to receive free service. If you cannot show proof of Tippecanoe County residency, you will have to pay the regular fees for e-waste with Oscar Winski.
Paper shredding: A paper shredding truck will be on-site to accept up to two banker boxes of paper to shred and recycle from each car. Just pull up, dump your box in the bin, and that's it! Paper clips, staples, folders, and file tabs are A-OK! Please remove binders and alligator clips.
Medicine take-back: The Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Department will also be here to accept any unused or expired medicines. Over-the-counter and prescription (including controlled substances) are accepted. Be ready to dump all the medicine from the bottles when dropping off. All of your medicines will be destroyed and disposed of safely. We will not take liquids, needles of any kind, insulin, or powders.
We will have volunteers on hand to unload your electronics. Please have them packed in your vehicle in an easy-to-unload manner so that we can keep the line of cars moving.
De-Trash The Wabash
De-Trash the Wabash is a bi-annual event that focuses on cleaning up the banks of the Wabash River! This year on October 22nd, volunteers will take to the Wabash to remove debris like tires, clothing, bikes, and trash from the shore and the water. Over 9 miles of the river gets cleaned from Davis Ferry Park to Fort Ouiantenon. This is a great way for citizens to show their love for the Wabash River and their desire for clean water and a healthy watershed! Interested in signing up? Visit https://www.tippecanoe.in.gov/1029/Wabash-River-Clean-Up!
String Light Recycling
During the month of December 2021 and January 2022 Tippecanoe residents will be able to drop off broken string lights to be recycled for free! There are drop-off bins in the lobby of the County Government Building, in the lobby of the south entrance to Lafayette City Hall, and in the lobby of the West Lafayette City Hall. Big thanks to Oscar Winski e-Recycling, Tippecanoe County, the City of Lafayette, and the City of West Lafayette for collaborating to host these drop-off sites and get your string lights recycled! If your string lights are attached to plastic decorations, please remove those and put the plastic in your trash. We are unable to recycle plastic decorations, only string lights!