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Deaborn County Solid Waste Management District

10700 Prospect Lane, Aurora IN  47001

  812-926-9963 or 800-537-8801

  Dearborn County
Recycling Center

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Mission Statement

  The mission of the Dearborn County Solid Waste District is to foster a sense of responsibility and inspire action
by Dearborn County Residents to reduce solid waste by creating an awareness and commitment to reduction, reuse and recycling programs.

About Us

The Dearborn County Solid Waste Management District was formed in 1993 to inspire and assist residents and businesses within the county to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and otherwise properly dispose of solid waste. 
The District offers accessible and convenient recycling to county residents with the drive-thru Recycling center (open Fridays 12-6 and Saturdays 9-1) and 12 drop-off locations around Dearborn County, available 24/7.  Household Hazardous Wastes are collected on the last Wednesday of the month, April thru November 12-6 or by appointment. Creation Station, the first reuse program of its kind in southeastern Indiana, is a clearinghouse for materials that are available to any Dearborn County teacher or not-for-profit educator at no charge. Free educational programs are available through the District for schools, churches, youth and other community organizations on a variety of solid waste issues. Please contact our educator to schedule a program for your group. Special programs, such as Document Destruction and Costume Swap are also available to residents.  The District operates a Commercial Program for businesses in the County, with a current participation of 144 customers.  Links to resources for answers, interesting articles, videos and websites, as well as consumer information can be found on at dearborncountyrecycles.com.

Contact Information:

District staff will be glad to answer your questions. Our office is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Telephone:  812-926-9963 or 800-537-8801

Fax:  812-926-9668


Barbara Ault, Director:  dcswmd@dearborncounty.in.gov

David Schorsch, Operations Manager: dschorsch@dearborncounty.in.gov

Molly Reynolds, Educator: educator@dearborncounty.in.gov

Melinda Smith, Administrative Assistant: msmith@dearborncounty.in.gov
Betty O'Banion, Reuse Coordinator: reuse@dearborncounty.in.gov

Executive Board

The District is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors, appointed by virtue of their elected position.   The Board meets the third Thursday of each month at 11 am at Lawrenceburg City Hall.


Dennis Carr, Mayor of LawrenceburgBoard President

Jeff Hughes, County Commissioner

Tom Orschell, County Commissioner

Doug Hedrick, Mayor of Greendale

Mel Davis, Lawrenceburg Utilities Director

Jim Hughes, County Council

Shane McHenry, County Commissioner

Doug Garner, Attorney

Citizens Advisory Committee

Eleven members of the community serve on the Citizens Advisory Committee.

The Citizens Advisory Committee was formed to collect public input and present it to the Dearborn County Solid Waste Management District Board.  The committee shall study subjects as specified by the Board and may recommend additional subjects for study.  The Citizens Advisory Committee meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm at the Recycling Center.

Paul Filter, Chairman

Leon Werner

Anne Gray, Rumpke

George Gardner

Ralph Johnson

Bob Brookbank

Steve Lieland

Patty Bourquein

Bernadine Ickenroth
Ralph Thompson
Phil Piche

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