Local Recycling

Cardboard Recycle

Reduce ~ Reuse ~ Recycle!

Crawfordsville-Area Recycling Opportunities

Walden Transport & Recycle

Accepting a wide spectrum of material! Their list is frequently updated as markets are growing for recyclables. They pay cash for certain scrap metals. Bins are open 24/7 at their main facility (302 S. Oak St. in Crawfordsville) as well as Crawfordsville, Southmont & North Montgomery High Schools. No need to sort material – everything is separated at the facility.

Call ahead if you have any questions – (765) 362-2182

Click below for Walden’s latest flyers for what they’re currently accepting.
Flyer 1  –  Flyer 2

Traction Auto

Purchases & Recycles scrap metal
2107 E. Traction Road
(765) 362-3160

Wheels For Wishes


A car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. They are proud to offer an easy way to recycle or donate unwanted cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs, or even boats, by turning them into a wish for a local child.

Call with questions (855) 891-9474 or visit their website: http://ohkyin.wheelsforwishes.org/

Textile Recycling

Goodwill, Trinity Mission & Animal Welfare League

If donated clothing cannot be sold in an outlet store, it is bundled and sold by the pound to textile businesses to be shredded and used in post – consumer products.  Goodwill will take CLEAN, worn/torn clothing that cannot be sold in stores.

Old bedding is accepted at the Animal Welfare League.

Home Depot

They recycle all types of batteries and all Electric Bulbs including CFLs, Florescent (tubes as well), Incandescent and Halogen.

Walmart, Kroger & County Market

Reusable bags

You can recycle all of those plastic bags here.

Americans use 60,000 plastic grocery bags every 5 SECONDS!
That’s equal to 12,000,000 barrels of oil each year!

MOST ARE NOT RECYCLED but end up in landfills, as litter and as deadly waste to fish and wildlife in our waterways.

Learn to wean yourself off plastic bags.
Say “Hold the Plastic” when just buying a few items.
Cloth bags can be used hundreds of times. Let’s make them a habit in our community!

Note: Every bit of clean food plastic packaging is recyclable.
You’ll be amazed when you start looking for it and saving it from the trash!
Cereal liners, chip bags bird seed, ect. (no foil – lined material)
Get it all in the recycling stream!

Used Prescription Drugs

Drugs are hazardous waste that should NOT be flushed or go into landfills.

These can be discarded at the Collection depot inside the Crawfordsville Police Dept Lobby. Available throughout the year during business hours.

Used Engine Oil & Transmission Fluid

AutoZone – located at 1713 U.S. 231 South.

Yard Waste

Montgomery County residents can take yard waste such as grass clippings, leaves, tree limbs, and other vegetation to the Yard Waste Site at the end of Whitlock Ave in Crawfordsville.  Residents can also pick up free mulch material for their home gardens at the Yard Waste site.  Both wood chip mulch and shredded leaf mulch are available.  For more information visit Crawfordsville’s Yard Waste page.

Goodwill Car Donations

Goodwill Car Donations accepts tax-deductible vehicle donations to positively impact the community and make car removal much easier.  Find out more information here: https://www.goodwillcardonation.org/

Leaf above Water

Please contact us if you know of other recycling opportunities in Montgomery County!