The Marshall County Solid Waste Management District will only accept floor-standing appliances with Freon as of November 1, 2022. This includes refrigerators, freezers, and dehumidifiers. Freon is a strong pollutant, and District employees are certified to remove and recycle it. Other floor-standing appliances without Freon, as well as other all other household scrap such as siding, metal furniture, exercise equipment, and gas-powered lawn equipment, must go to a scrapyard.
The district will still accept small non-Freon appliances that fit on countertops or in closets, such as microwaves, toasters, and vacuums.
“In recent months, we have seen an increase in both the number of visitors and materials coming through our doors,” said Marianne Peters, District Director. “We are thrilled to have so many county residents using our facility for disposal of their chemicals and for recycling. However, we need to limit some of the larger materials we handle so we can focus on the materials that are truly hazardous.”
Peters encourages residents to take floor-standing non-Freon appliances such as washers and dryers as well as other household metals to scrapyards, including Lewis Salvage in Warsaw, La Paz Iron & Metal in La Paz, and Rochester Iron & Metal in Rochester. “If you aren’t sure what we accept or where to take your scrap, give us a call or check our website,” said Peters. “We are always happy to provide assistance for alternative methods of disposal.”
The Recycle Depot is Marshall County’s headquarters for recycling, household hazardous waste disposal, and environmental education. Compost bins and supplies, as well as rain barrel kits, are also available for sale. The Depot is located at 1900 Walter Glaub Drive, Plymouth, Indiana. For more information and our hours, call (574) 935-8618 or visit the Depot’s website at www.myrecycledepot.org.