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 You might also find out where to properly dispose of scrap tires or electronics waste, outdated and unused pharmaceuticals, how to manage disaster debris, or schedule a speaker for your next school, business or social club gathering by contacting the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.

July Closure Dates:

July 4th                 Thursday          Independence Day

2024 Days Closed

Holiday, Saturday, Maintenance and Training Schedule


January 1st           Monday            New Year’s Day

January 13th         Saturday          Winter Schedule

January 15th         Monday            Martin Luther King’s Birthday

January 27th         Saturday          Winter schedule

February 10th        Saturday          Winter Schedule

February 19th        Monday            President’s Day

February 24th        Saturday          Winter Schedule

March 7th              Thursday          Training Day

March 29th            Friday              Good Friday

March 30th            Saturday          Easter Weekend

May 25th               Saturday          Memorial Day Weekend

May 27th               Monday            Memorial Day

June 5th                Wednesday       Maintenance Day

July 4th                 Thursday          Independence Day

August 31st           Saturday          Labor Day Weekend

September 2nd      Monday            Labor Day

September 11th     Wednesday       Maintenance Day    

October 14th         Monday            Columbus Day

November 11th      Monday            Veteran’s Day

November 28th      Thursday         Thanksgiving

November 29th      Friday              Thanksgiving Holiday

November 30th      Saturday          Thanksgiving Weekend

December 5th        Thursday          Training Day

December 24th      Tuesday            Christmas Eve

December 25th      Wednesday       Christmas Day

December 31st      Tuesday            New Year’s Eve


Every Sunday of the year

Regular Hours


Mon-Fri   8:00 - 4:00 

Gate closes at 3:50

Saturday 8:00 - 12:00 

Gate closes at 11:45


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.

Document Library

Document2022 Financial Report2022 Financial Report
Document2023 Financial Report2023 Financial Report