The City of Madison has partnered with Rumpke for Recycling Services. To learn more about Rumpke, which items they accept (and why), as well as learn more about the process, please visit their YouTube page or Website to see a comprehensive list of accepted items. 

Acceptable Items:
  • Plastic bottles and jugs
  • Aluminum and metal cans - must be clean and remove any labels
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Paper and cardboard, includes junk mail, magazines, phone books, & paperboard.
  • Cartons (e.g. milk and juice cartons)
  • See Rumpke's "Acceptable Items for Recycling" page for more info
Unacceptable Items:
  • Plastic bags* and plastics that are not bottles or jugs
  • Foam products
  • Electronics
  • Shoes, rags, clothing
  • Medical sharps and syringes
  • Window and drinking glass
  • Coat hangers or scrap metal
  • Hard back books

*Plastic bags can be recycled at Kroger or Walmart on Madison’s hilltop. 

Electronics, oils, refrigerated items, used tires, and batteries are accepted at the Southeastern Indiana Recycling District in Jefferson Proving Ground.

Sorting Items

ALL items can be placed in one container labeled for recycling. Please DO NOT sort items into plastic bags. Only clear plastic bags of shredded paper is accepted. Garbage cans or bins are allowed to be used as long as it is labeled recycling only. Free labels are available at City Hall.

Drop Offs:

Items can be dropped off at the Solid Waste District in the Jefferson County Proving Ground. Their contact phone number is 812-574-4080. Visit the Southeastern Indiana Recycling District webpage for more information about recycling in Madison and Jefferson County.