The Monroe County Health Department permits and inspects all solid waste disposal facilities, transfer sites, transfer stations and materials recovery facilities located within Monroe County.
Recycling and Solid Waste Stations
Monroe County residents who use the District's Recycling and Solid Waste (R&SW) Stations are required to dispose of their non-recyclable trash in Big Orange Bags (BOB) or Little Orange Bags (LOB). Beginning October 1st, 2009 the bags cost $12.50 per roll for BOBs, and $10.00 a roll for LOBs. Bags come in rolls of 10 for BOBs, and in rolls of 20 for LOBs. (That's $1.25 each for BOBs and $.50 each for LOBs) and are available at most Monroe County grocery and hardware stores.
Bags are available to low income residents through the South Central Community Action Program.
Remember, this program applies only to people using the Dillman Road, Oard Road, Ellettsville, and New Unionville R&SW Stations. This does not apply to Bloomington residents who have city curbside pick up or people using private trash haulers.
There is no fee or bag required to drop off items for recycling at the Recycling & Solid Waste Stations. Items that can be recycled include: Newspaper, Glass, Food and Beverage Containers, Aluminum and Bi-metal (tin) Cans, Corrugated Cardboard, and #1 and #2 bottled shaped plastic. Other items not mentioned about are recyclable at the Monroe County Recycling Center. Call (812) 349-2020 for further details.
Monroe County Solid Waste District
Solid Waste Transporters
Chapter 360 of the Monroe County Code requires all individuals, companies and corporations engaged in the removal of solid waste from establishments or residences other than their own and disposing the solid waste in an approved disposal facility (i.e. Monroe County Landfill), be required to obtain an annual vehicle permit from the Monroe County Health Department.
All permitted vehicles must be inspected to ensure that the vehicle is designed to properly contain solid waste material without release or spillage during transport.
Monroe County Health Department Solid Waste Ordinance
Please contact Simeon at 349-2882 with any additional questions.