The Recycle Depot Swap Shop has reopened to county residents, but because of the continuing spread of COVID-19, those wishing to visit must make an appointment. Drop-in access will be limited until mask and social distance restrictions are lifted.
The Depot Swap Shop stocks household solutions such as paints, cleaners, gardening supplies, and automotive supplies that have been dropped off by patrons and are still usable. These are free to Marshall County residents to take and use up, which cuts costs on disposal and prevents these materials from going to the landfill.
“Since we are still social distancing, we’d like people to make an appointment through our office,” said Marianne Peters, Depot Director. “This gives people access to the shop, but still maintains a measure of safety for Depot employees and visitors.”
Residents are encouraged to call the Depot office at 574-935-8618 to make an appointment or leave a message with the receptionist requesting an appointment. “Because we are helping residents on site, we are not always near the phone,” Peters said. “Please leave a message – we return phone calls as soon as we are able.”
The Recycle Depot is Marshall County’s headquarters for recycling, household chemical and hazardous waste disposal, and environmental education. For more information and hours, call (574) 935-8618 or visit the Depot’s website at www.myrecycledepot.org.