Recycling Update and Board Report with New Shred Day Information

On February 10th, 2021  at the Muncie Sanitary District’s Board of Commissioner’s meeting, Jason Donati, the Stormwater and Recycling Educator, gave an update on changes to the community Shred Day event, announced spring neighborhood cleanup dates, and gave a report on the total amount of Household Hazardous Waste diverted from the landfill in 2020.

Shred Day during Earth Week, Spring Neighborhood Cleanups, & 2020 HHW Numbers

Community Shred Day Update:

  • MSD will host a weeklong Earth Week Shredding event at East Central Recycling starting Monday, April 19th– April 23rd, 2021 from 8a-4p. This will be a drive-up service with COVID-19 safety precautions in place. Details will be posted on our website and social media in the future.
    • Residents can simply pull up with boxes or bags of paper during these times and will be able to shred up to 50 lbs. of paper per resident. We will only offer this service to residents. Businesses can shred their paper for a fee charged by ECR. Last year we shredded 4.37 tons of paper in a half day.
    • In the future, to make paper shredding more accessible and user friendly, we are planning to add a shredding coupon to our Blue Bag Recycling Coupons that we mail out twice a year in July and December to over 21k households. The coupon will allow residents to shred up to 50 lbs. every 6 months at ECR. They could take advantage of this offer during regular business hours, which are 6 days a week Mon-Fri 8a-5p, and Saturday 8a-Noon. Residents can sign up on our website or by calling  765-213-6450.

Spring Neighborhood Cleanups Announcement:

  • Spring Neighborhood Cleanups Applications are available now on our website and we mailed them to all neighborhood leaders on our mailing list. The dates for the Spring Cleanups are May 1st, 8th, and 15th, 2021. Applications are due by April 1st, 2021.

2020 MSD Household Hazardous Waste Program Totals:

Muncie and Delaware County residents can drop off Household Hazardous Waste materials free of charge at East Central Recycling during their regular hours, Monday-Friday 8a-4:30p, and Saturday 8a-11:30a.

*Available to Muncie and Delaware County Residents

Aerosol cans – 3,176 pounds

Oil-based paint – 1,432 pounds

Antifreeze- 7,681 pounds

Used oil – 1,641 pounds

Lithium Batteries- 140 pounds

Alkaline Batteries (recycled)- 2,640 pounds

Nickel Cadmium Batteries- 1,062 pounds

Lead Acid Batteries- 329 pounds

Flammable liquids (consumer packaging) – 2,023 pounds

Acids (consumer packaging) – 409 pounds

Bases (consumer packaging) – 280 pounds

Waste pesticides, herbicides & insecticides- 3,298 pounds

Flammable fuel/solvents- 4,360 pounds

Latex paint– 56,948 pounds (56 Skids) latex paint sent to American paint recyclers to get “Recycled”

Total HHW diverted from the landfill – 85,419 pounds

E-waste -(recycled) – 293,703 pounds

(HHW + E-Waste) total- 379,122 pounds

If you have any questions, please reach out to Jason Donati at 765-213-6450 or email