WELCOME! Boone County's Solid Waste Department oversees the County's recycling, litter, and illegal dumps. Solid Waste coordinates roadside litter cleanups and community cleanups, as well as prosecuting those who dump their garbage illegally. Additionally, we strive to educate people of all ages on environmental issues, proper disposal of waste, and how to recycle our trash. To learn more about Solid Waste and our citizen involvement, please contact Megan Clere or Mike Wilson.
Our mission is to conserve resources, protect public health and safety, and educate the community. This is made possible by our wonderful partners - public agencies, industries, businesses, schools, and - most importantly - YOU.
2020 EventsFebruary 27th @ 1:30pm & 6:30pm: Can This Be Recycled?June 26th @ 10:00am: Recycling 101 & Behind-the-Scenes Tour
July 16th - August 13th @ 6:00pm: Master Recycler
August 15th @ 8:30am: River Sweep CANCELLED
August 29th @ 9:00am: CORE Community Cleanup
September 27th @ 10:00am: South Fork Park Cleanup & Creek Walk
October 3rd @ 10:00am: Gunpowder Creek Nature Park Cleanup
October 21st - 24th @ 8:00am: Fall Cleanup CANCELLED
October 8th - 10th @ 8:00am: Waste Tire Collection Event
October 14th @ 6pm: Backyard Composting 101 CANCELLED
October 21st @ 12pm: Backyard Composting 101 CANCELLED
October 24th @ 8:00am: Paper Shredding Day
November 7th @ 9:00am: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
November 10th @ 6:00pm: VIRTUAL Food Waste & Composting
November 12th @ 6:00pm: VIRTUAL Green Gifts
November 21st @ 8:00am: Paper Shredding Day
December 19th @ 8:00am: Paper Shredding Day
2021 EventsJanuary 9th: Christmas Treecycling
View our calendar for more details!