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Southeastern Indiana Recycling District
Aaron Bell - Executive Director
Christy Duvall - Asst. Director/Comptroller
Kendal Miller - Public Outreach Coordinator
Rick Hubbard - Processing Supervisor

kendal@seird.org
(P)812.574.4080 ext.222

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SEIRD closed for Good Friday

posted on March 18 2013 by Kendal Miller from Southeastern Indiana Recycling District


In observance of Good Friday, all Southeastern Indiana Recycling & Reuse Centers across Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Scott, and Switzerland Counties will be closed on Friday, March 29.

Free Hazardous Waste Disposal

posted on February 25 2013 by Kendal Miller from Southeastern Indiana Recycling District


The Southeastern Indiana Recycling District (SEIRD) announces their free Houshold Hazardous Waste (HHW) Disposal Day for Switzerland County residents.

From 8am-10am on Saturday, March 16, Switzerland County residents can dispose of HHW at the Switzerland County Recycling and Building Materials Reuse Center located at 19 McCreary Ridge Road in East Enterprise.

HHW includes cleaning chemicals, oil-based paints and stains, pesticides, herbicides, mercury items, fluorescent bulbs, flammables, acids, etc.

All liquid, powder, and crystal HHW disposals are required to have the original product label attached to be eligible for disposal at the SEIRD recycling center. The facility will not accept latex or latex-based paints, which can be disposed of in the regular trash after drying out leftovers.

Questions about other HHW accepted items can be directed to the SEIRD by calling 812-574-4080 or logging on to their website at http://www.seird.org.

Presidents' Day closing

posted on February 15 2013 by Kendal Miller from Southeastern Indiana Recycling District


All Southeastern Indiana Recycling & Reuse Centers will be closed on Monday, February 18 for Presidents' Day. They will resume their normal hours on Tuesday, February 19. For more info on SEIRD, log on to their website at http://www.seird.org.

SEIRD Recycling Center Change

posted on January 30 2013 by Kendal Miller from Southeastern Indiana Recycling District

SEIRD Recycling Center Change
Beginning March 1, 2013, the Switzerland/Ohio Recycling Center located at 19 McCreary Ridge Rd. in East Enterprise will become solely the Switzerland County Recycling Center and Switzerland County Building Materials Reuse Center.

The new Ohio County Recycling & Reuse Center will open in Rising Sun on March 1, at their new 1432 Barbour Way location.

Ohio County's current SEIRD Reuse Center, located at 4154 State Rd. 56 in Rising Sun, will be permanently closed on Saturday, February 16. It will be reopen inside the new Ohio County Recycling & Reuse Center, also on March 1.

A grand opening for the Ohio County Recycling & Reuse Center will be held on Saturday, March 16, from 8am-1pm. The public is invited to attend.

SEIRD Holiday Closings

posted on January 17 2013 by Kendal Miller from Southeastern Indiana Recycling District


All SEIRD Recycling & Reuse Center's throughout Switzerland, Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, and Scott counties will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Schools receive SEIRD rebate

posted on January 11 2013 by Kendal Miller from Southeastern Indiana Recycling District


The Southeastern Indiana Recycling District (SEIRD) announces that the first of two recycling rebate checks were distributed to Switzerland County schools at the end of December.

Through a program announced last August, SEIRD reported that they would issue recycling rebates to participating schools that had their recyclables picked up by the organization. The company services Switzerland County, along with schools in: Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, and Scott counties.

SEIRD’s processing team tracked all recycled materials collected at each individual school, and granted the market value of these products back to each institute. In over three months, 46 participating schools collected over 185,000 pounds of paper, cardboard, plastic, and steel cans—all of which will be recycled into post-consumer products. The schools received checks with the combined total of around $6000.

According to SEIRD’s executive director Aaron Bell, as the market increases the schools will benefit by earning higher checks.

“For several months now, the market for many recyclables has been about 40-50% less than they were just over a year ago. The good news is that the markets will improve at some point and schools will reap the benefits at that time,” said Bell.

SEIRD earmarked the rebates for environmentally-related school projects such as recycling clubs and activities, tree planting and landscape needs, wildlife enhancement projects, or transportation costs to environmentally educational locations.

Steve Plasse, a teacher at Austin High School in Scott County, is considering taking his recycling rebate check and adding money raised from another school project to create an eco-friendly contest. Plasse hopes to work with science teachers to organize a student competition to come up with the most cost-effective way for the school to lower energy spending and cut their carbon footprint. If approved by school officials, the winning project will receive $500 to implement it.

The second recycling rebate checks will be issued around the end of the 2013 school year.

For more information on SEIRD’s Recycling and Reuse Centers, education opportunities, business hours, and lists of recyclable items log on to their website at http://seird.org, telephone 812-574-4080, or e-mail Kendal Miller, public outreach coordinator, at kendal@seird.org. SEIRD is on Twitter and at Southeastern Indiana Recycling District on Facebook.

SEIRD school recycling rebates

posted on August 30 2012 by Kendal Miller from Southeastern Indiana Recycling District

SEIRD school recycling rebates
The Southeastern Indiana Recycling District (SEIRD) will be issuing Recycling Rebates to all participating schools throughout their seven county district of: Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Scott, and Switzerland Counties.

SEIRD’s processing team has been tracking all recycled materials collected at each individual school, and will grant the market value of these products back to each institute. All schools that have recyclables picked up by SEIRD are eligible, and will receive two rebates per school year.

The rebates are intended to be used for environmentally-related school projects such as: recycling clubs and activities, tree planting and landscape needs, wildlife enhancement projects, or transportation costs to environmentally educational locations.

Along with the recycling rebates, SEIRD will remain a positive and productive outlet for education throughout the schools in their district. SEIRD educators are available for environmental presentations and activities for any and all grade levels.

Examples of educational activities SEIRD can provide include: recycling displays in school showcases; recycling displays with an educator present for study halls, events or one-on-one educational opportunities; recycling games; reading environmentally-related books; arts and crafts out of recycled materials; assistance in environmentally-related clubs, projects, and celebrations; and offering tours of the SEIRD Environmental Discovery and Processing Center in Madison.

School educational presentations and opportunities throughout the district—along with adult talks and activities—are also encouraged.

SEIRD looks forward to an ongoing partnership with the schools throughout the district, while being an accessible outlet for recycling, environmental efforts and projects.

For more information, contact Kendal Miller, SEIRD public outreach coordinator, at 812-574-4080 or by e-mail at kendal@seird.org. Information on SEIRD’s services and educational opportunities can be found on seird.org. SEIRD is on Facebook at Southeastern Indiana Recycling District and SEIRD on Twitter.

SEIRD announces scholarships

posted on October 23 2012 by Kendal Miller from Southeastern Indiana Recycling District

SEIRD announces scholarships
The Southeastern Indiana Recycling District (SEIRD) is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 Students Making an Environmental Difference Scholarships for graduating high school seniors. Three $1500 award winners will be selected from the combined entries received from district high schools located in: Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Scott, and Switzerland Counties.

To apply, applicants must complete an application form and include a 500-word essay that describes environmental interests, efforts, and activities within their school and community. Use facts to describe personal endeavors and pursuits. SEIRD scholarship panelists are interested in learning how entrants have made an “environmental difference” through their activities involving school, work, volunteerism, or neighborhood activism.

Applicants should examine how they plan on staying environmentally involved in the future. School transcripts and at least one letter of recommendation from a counselor or teacher should be included with the application and essay.

The deadline to apply is Monday, April 1, 2013 at 3:00pm. Entrants do not have to pursue a career in the environmental field to be selected for a SEIRD scholarship.

Winners’ will be announced by a SEIRD team or board member during the students’ Senior Day awards program. Awardees may be photographed for promotional purposes and have their information submitted local newspapers and on-line sources.

Application forms can be received through high school guidance counselors, or by e-mailing Kendal Miller, public outreach coordinator at kendal@seird.org. Additional information or questions can be directed to SEIRD at 1-800-997-4793 or 812-574-4080. Downloadable applications will also be available on the seird.org website in the near future.

Photo: 2011-2012 Switzerland County High School scholarship winner Courtney Roland with Steve Lyons.

Free recycling presentations

posted on August 15 2012 by Kendal Miller from Southeastern Indiana Recycling District


Part of the Southeastern Indiana Recycling District's (SEIRD) mission is to educate both youth and adults on recycling. Whether you're just starting out or a long-time recycler, SEIRD wants to help.

Do you know what can and can't be recycled? Do you know what happens to your recyclables after they're collected? How can you become more "green?"

Free presentations by SEIRD recycling educators are available to groups, organizations, schools, churches, and clubs throughout the district. Tours of the Environmental Discovery Center and Jefferson County Processing Center are also available at no charge. (Located inside the Jefferson Proving Grounds.)

For more information, contact Kendal Miller, SEIRD public outreach coordinator, at 812-574-4080, or by e-mail at kendal@seird.org to schedule your appointment today.

Downloadable SEIRD Scholarship

posted on January 07 2013 by Kendal Miller from Southeastern Indiana Recycling District


The application for the Southeastern Indiana Recycling District (SEIRD) 2012-2013 Students Making an Environmental Difference Scholarships for graduating high school seniors is now downloadable through the "forms" section of this website. Three $1500 award winners will be selected from the combined entries received from district high schools located in: Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Scott, and Switzerland Counties.

To apply, applicants must complete an application and include a 500-word essay that describes environmental interests, efforts, and activities within their school and community. Additional information is included on the form.

The deadline to apply is April 1, 2013 at 3:00pm.

SEIRD Reuse Center-Vevay

posted on January 04 2013 by Kendal Miller from Southeastern Indiana Recycling District

SEIRD Reuse Center-Vevay
The Southeastern Indiana Recycling District's (SEIRD) Switzerland County Reuse Center, located at 507 Walnut Street in Vevay, accepts usable donations in good condition year-around during normal business hours.

While post-holiday organizing, keep the SEIRD Reuse Center in mind for Christmas decorations, books, household items, clothing, shoes, accessories, office supplies, and more! While you're there, "shop" donated items available to Switzerland County residents at no charge! (Note: One 20-minute visit per week, quantity restrictions apply, items must not be resold.)

The center is open Tuesday and Thursday from noon-5pm, and Saturday from 8am-noon. Residents are asked to refrain from leaving donations outside during non-business hours as merchandise becomes damaged and unusable.

For more information, contact the SEIRD main office at 812-574-4080 or the center at 812-427-2685 during business hours.

SEIRD reuse centers are the ultimate in recycling. Utilizing repurposed items saves natural resources, energy, and money!

SEIRD's new website, e-mails

posted on December 11 2012 by Kendal Miller from Southeastern Indiana Recycling District

SEIRD's new website, e-mails
The Southeastern Indiana Recycling District (SEIRD) announces that they have updated their website. The new site is located at: http://www.seird.org. Although modifications are still in progress, it is now live.

Staff e-mail addresses have also changed: Aaron Bell, executive director, is aaron@seird.org; Christy Duvall, Asst. director/comptroller is christy@seird.org; Kendal Miller, public outreach coordinator is kendal@seird.org; and Rick Hubbard is rick@seird.org.



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