How to Recycle in the Wabash Valley Area
City of Terre Haute Recycling
Sign up for the city-wide program. Residents who sign up are provided a gray 65-gallon cart, and are charged $5.50 per month with quarterly billing by Republic Services. Every two weeks, recycling is picked up by Republic Services. Items that can be recycled include, paper, plastic cardboard and metal, but no glass.
The Goodwill Industries is located behind their retail store at 2702 S. 3rd St. in Terre Haute. Gently used clothes and household items. Attendant on site to help unload your stuff. Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30am to 5pm; Saturday, 9am to 6pm; Sunday, 12 noon to 5pm.
Indiana State University Recycling Center
The ISU Recycling Center is located on 9th Street, 1/2 block north of Chestnut St. and Ballyhoo Tavern. It is a fenced in area on the right side of the street. Open to the general public. Hours: Monday-Friday, 6am to 5pm; Saturday, 6am to noon. They accept glass (white, brown, green), plastic #1-7 (separate bottles from other types of plastic), newspapers, magazines, books, cardboard, aluminum and steel cans. On select days, they accept TVs for a small fee. This location is drive-thru style. You pull your car into one of the two lanes and then you have space to get out of your vehicle and put your recycled items in their respective containers.
West Central Solid Waste District
The West Central Solid Waste District serves primarily Montgomery, Putnam and Parke Counties. Occasionally, it sponsors Tox Away days in Terre Haute. Tox Away days accept toxic waste like pesticides and paints. These days are usually advertised on billboards around town.
Goodman & Wolfe
1350 College Avenue in Terre Haute, 812-232-1251. Goodman & Wolfe buys all sorts of scrap metal, including ordinary household stuff (e.g., metal bookshelves, tables). They also buy old window-unit air conditioners, if the Freon has been disposed of (contact your local plumber for assistance).