Adams Country Solid Waste Management district provides a wide variety of programs and services for communities, from solid and hazardous waste management to recycling to composting and more. You might also find out where to properly dispose of scrap tires or electronics waste, outdated and unused pharmaceuticals, how to manage disaster debris, or schedule a speaker for your next school, business or social club gathering by contacting the solid waste management district office in Decatur at, 260-724-9971

What are the dangers of improper disposal?

Household hazardous wastes are sometimes disposed of improperly by individuals pouring wastes down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, or putting them out with the trash. Improperly discarding household hazardous waste has the potential to cause physical injury to sanitation workers, contaminate septic tanks or waste water treatment systems and present hazards to children and pets.

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Thursday, December 14th (Updated Maintenance Day)
Friday, December 22nd
Saturday, December 23rd
Monday, December 25th
Friday, December 29th
Saturday, December 30th

2023 Holiday Schedule

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January 16th, Monday, MLK Jr. Birthday:-----------------------Closed
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May 29th, Monday, Memorial Day-------------------------------Closed
July 4th, Tuesday, Independence Day:--------------------------Closed
September 4th, Monday, Labor Day:  --------------------------Closed
October 9th, Monday, Columbus Day:--------------------------Closed
November 10th, Friday, Veteran's Day:-------------------------Closed
November 23rd, Thursday, Thanksgiving Day------------------Closed
November 24th, Friday, Thanksgiving Holiday------------------Closed
December 22nd, Friday, Christmas Eve-------------------------Closed
December 25th, Monday, Christmas Day-----------------------Closed
December 29th, Friday, New Year's Eve------------------------Closed

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Gate closes at 3:50

Saturday 8:00 - 12:00 

Gate closes at 11:45

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January 28th June 7th
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What every resident should know about the contents of their home.

Americans generate 1.6 million tons of household hazardous waste per year. The average home can accumulate as much as 100 pounds in the basement, garage, or storage closets. When improperly disposed of, household hazardous waste can create a potential risk to people and the environment.


What is household hazardous waste?

Household hazardous waste includes cleaners, stains, varnishes, batteries, automotive fluids, pesticides, herbicides, certain paints, and many other items found in basements, under kitchen sinks, and dark garage corners.


How can household hazardous waste be identified?

Household hazardous waste fall into one of four categories, which are shown here.

Flammable - Ignites easily and burns rapidly

Corrosive - May cause deterioration of body tissues or erosion of material at the site of contact

Explosive - Contents may explode if incinerated or stored above 82 degrees

Toxic/Poison - Harmful or deadly upon contact, ingestion or inhalation.

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