News Updates

Let’s Talk Trash: Kitchen Edition

Your kitchen is full of recyclable materials, but there are also many items that seem like they should be recyclable and are not. So, what items can and can’t you recycle from your kitchen?   Paper Board and Food Boxes Clean and dry boxes made from paper board or cardboard, such as cereal boxes, are…

Let’s Talk Trash: Postal Edition

According to the National Park Service, Americans receive enough junk mail in one day to heat 250,000 homes! Most of that mail can be put in blue bags and recycled, but there are some things you receive in the mail that should go in the garbage. So, what kinds of mail can and can’t be…

Don’t Trash Our Earth—Recycle!

At the park, you finish all the water in your plastic bottle and look around for a recycling bin. You see a trash can, but no recycling. You’re faced with a choice: you can hold onto the bottle until you get home and toss it into your blue bag, or you can just throw it…

Statement from Muncie Sanitary District

Earlier this week, the body of Michael Donald Coates was found within Muncie Sanitary District’s wastewater treatment plant. Coates was not an MSD employee, and his cause of death has yet to be determined. The Muncie Police Department has determined that there was no unauthorized entry at the plant, that there is no evidence of…

Construction Update for the Week of 1/14/19: Minor Lane Restrictions on McGalliard & White River Blvd

The following traffic impacts are expected next week for MSD Bond Projects: Burlington Residential Sewer – No work expected. Elgin & McGalliard Storm Sewer – Temporary lane restrictions along McGalliard Road between Cambridge Apartments and Elgin Street for water line relocation preparation.  See attached exhibit. S. Hoyt Residential Sewer – No work expected. CSO 019…

Question: Are Magazines Allowed to be Placed in Blue Bags?

Are magazines able to be put into blue bags? Yes, you can put magazines into your blue bags or take them to East Central Recycling at 701 E Centennial Ave. What is the recycling process for magazines? The recycling process for magazines is the same as paper recycling. Here are the steps in which paper…

Cardboard Recycling

We use cardboard boxes to ship millions of items from candy to diamonds. Right now 400 million tons of paper and cardboard is being manufactured worldwide. In the United States 90% of goods are shipped in a cardboard box and that’s why its the highest waste item in your trash. Luckily 91% of cardboard is…

Vampire Energy Can Make You Pay More

We’ve been having problems with vampires lately. Not the vampires that suck blood but vampires who suck electrical energy. We have lost $3 billion worth of energy because of vampire energy, that’s 5% of the United States energy. That’s enough energy to power the country of Italy for a whole year! Vampire energy is defined…

Question: I Live in an Apartment, How Can I Recycle?

Q: I live in an apartment and we have a private dumpster, and I wanted to know if I can put my blue bags in there to be recycled? We receive this question a lot via our website and via email, especially from college students who are staying in Muncie during the school year. A:…