Residential Recycling

Elkhart County offers single stream recycling at several drop-off locations located throughout the county. However, you will need to separate corrugated cardboard from other recyclable materials.

Residential Recycling Sites


  • Elkhart County Landfill, 59530 County Road 7

  • Southgate Crossing, 27919 County Road 26

  • Martin's Super Market - Cobblestone Crossing, 23277 County Road 10

  • Recycling Works, 605 Mason Street


  • East Goshen Mennonite Church, 17861 State Road 4

  • Goshen College, 1700 South Main Street

  • Martin's Super Market, 1527 Bashor Road

  • Salvation Army, 1013 North Main Street

  • Shanklin Park, 411 West Plymouth Avenue


  • Harding's Market, 300 East Elkhart Road



  • Forks County Line Store, 508 East Warren Street


  • Martin's Super Market, 1530 East Market Street

New Paris

  • Old Burger Dairy Site, 67895 County Road 23


  • Town of Wakarusa, 375 Maple Lane

Materials Accepted at Recycling Sites
  • Corrugated Cardboard

  • Boxboard, Cereal Boxes, Paper Towel Rolls

  • Paper Bags

  • Mixed Office Paper & File Folders

  • Newspapers, Advertising Inserts

  • Magazines, Junk Mail, Telephone Books

  • Soft Cover Books

  • Hard Cover Books With Cover Removed

  • Aluminum Cans, Foil & Pie Tins

  • Tin, Steel, & Bi-Metal Cans

  • Plastics #1 - #7

  • Glass Jars and Bottles (Colored & Clear)

Materials NOT Accepted at Recycling Sites

​Due to the nature of the following items or their inability to be efficiently recycled, please leave the following items out of your recycling bin.

  • Plastic bags: including grocery bags, salt bags, shrink wrap, plastic wrap, and bags that cereal comes in

  • Non-recyclable glass: window glass, mirrors, light bulbs, ceramic, china, and dishes

  • Items contaminated with food: any recyclable item with food residue. Please rinse first.

  • Hazardous materials: batteries, tires, old paint cans, motor oil bottles, pesticide and cleaning product bottles

  • Coated cardboard or frozen food containers: milk cartons, wax or plastic coated frozen food containers

  • Organic waste or garbage: yard waste, food waste

  • Liquids: please empty and rinse recyclable containers, jars, and bottles

  • Non-recyclable plastic: including flower pots, hoses, garden edging, and toys

  • Bagged material: please place loose recyclable material into the recycling container

  • Diapers or bio-hazardous waste: including medical waste and items contaminated with blood

  • Loose shredded paper: please place waste from a personal shredder into a clear or opaque bag so material doesn't blow around and is clearly recycling.

  • Scrap metal: including metal fixtures, faucets, siding, and appliances


59530 County Road 7

Elkhart, IN  46517

(574) 522-2581


Monday - Friday: 8:00am to 4:45pm

Saturday (April through November): 9:00am to 11:45am

Compost bins NOT available for pickup on Saturday


Elkhart County Solid Waste Management District

Elkhart County Landfill

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