SWMD Educational Programs

To ensure that all Henry County residents realize the value of our environment and its resources, the district provides a variety of educational activities, programs and services.  These are provided for residents of Henry County for the annual fee of $12.00.


Public Recycling – there are 10 recycling sites throughout Henry County. 

  • Middletown – behind Municipal Building. on Locust Street.
  • Mooreland – behind former grocery store on corner of Mills Street & Cory Street
  • New Castle – New Castle Transit Station
  • New Castle – North 12th Street  (Opposite the New Castle Police Department)
  • New Lisbon – beside Fire Department/Post Office on Wilbur Wright Road/500 South
  • Sulphur Springs – behind Post Office
  • Mt. Summit – back of the Mt. Summit Park on the south side of lot/east of park
  • Springport – lot across from Post Office on Main Street.

Electronics Recycling – we are able to collect electronics year around at the district office.  *See list of what can be dropped off at 1121 Broad Street, New Castle, IN

Used Oil Drop off-site at the Henry County Highway Department  A 400 gallon container that is accessible during the Highway Department business hours.  * please take your containers with you once you have disposed of the oil. 

Used Household Battery Sites – There are 4 sites in Henry County to drop off used batteries.  You may drop off AA, AAA, C, D & 9 volt batteries ONLY at the following sites:

  • Walmart– no longer available
  • Sulphur Springs Post Office – behind the Post Office near the recycling containers
  • Spiceland Town Hall – container sits on the front porch area facing east
  • District Office– 1121 Broad Street, New Castle, IN – batteries must be brought inside the district office

Fluorescent & CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light) bulb recycling

  • District Office– 1121 Broad Street, New Castle, IN – CFL must be brought inside the district office


Environmental Education Programs for the Classroom and Events

  • Recycled Journals
  • Recycled Hats
  • Incredible Edible Landfill
  • Vermi-Composting
  • Environmental Bingo
  • Solar Ovens
  • Free Rain Barrel Workshops
  • Clear Stream Recycling Container Loan-Out Program
  • Tree Planting Program

*Henry County SWMD partners with Healthy Communities for the Annual Tree Give-Away Program each year.  Trees are purchased from the Indiana State Nursery.  Henry County residents may contact the district office the first week in April to place a tree order.   Limit 10 trees per residence and it is first come first served basis.