The Cass County Solid Waste Management District is now soliciting bids for its' roll off recycling and electronics programs. For information, contact the district office at: 574-732-9253 or 574-721-1069. Sealed bids need to be sent to the district controller's office and received no later than 4:00pm on Thursday, May 23, 2013.
A little history...
The Cass County Solid Waste Management District (CCSWMD) was created as a result of House Bill 1240 which was made into law in 1991. The bill mandated goals for reducing the flow of solid waste into Indiana's landfills by 35% by January 1, 1996, and 50% by January 1, 2001.
The District is governed by a board that includes, by virtue of their offices, the three Cass County Commissioners, President Jim Sailors, Vice President Dave Arnold, and Secretary Ralph Anderson. Also, the Mayor of the largest incorporated town (Logansport), the Honorable Ted Franklin; a member of the Logansport City Council, Joe Buck; a member of the County Council appointed by that council, Brent Kelly; and a member of the governing body of the second largest incorporated town (Galveston), Jeff Carver.
The District office is managed by its Director, Bob Ehle, Jr. Board meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the County Commissioner's hearing room at 200 Court Park.
In January of 1995, the City of Logansport, Indiana began a curbside recycling program that was paid for, in part, by a grant from the Cass County SWMD. In addition, county residents have access to drop-off sites at the Oak Ridge Landfill, Pioneer Elementary School in Royal Center, and the Towns of Galveston & Walton, and the 4-H fairgrounds. These programs include the pickup of paper, glass, plastic, aluminum and bi-metal (tin) cans.
The City of Logansport contracted with Wabash Valley Waste and Recycling to provide the curbside recycling for its residents in addition to waste removal. Each residence in Logansport received one 64-gallon refuse container (tote) and one 18-gallon recycling bin.
Getting with the program...
All solid waste services are performed on the same day. Different trucks pick up trash and recycling. To insure that these items are picked up, residents are asked to set them out at their designated pick-up sites the night before pickup, or by 6 a.m. the morning of the pickup. In the event that a holiday falls on a pick-up day, the pick-up days for that week will be one day later, with Friday's pickup being held on Saturday.
A household making an effort to recycle should find the tote large enough to hold all refuse generated in a week's time.
Refuse that cannot fit into the tote with the lid completely shut can be placed next to the tote with a $1 pre-paid sticker affixed. These stickers are available for purchase at many local retail outlets. Call the Cass County SWMD office at 574-RECYCLE for a location near you.
City of Logansport and Cass County Recycling Programs
(Curbside in Logansport/roll off bins at the Fairgrounds, in Royal Center, Walton and Galveston and at the landfill)
Items Collected in the Programs
PLASTICS: #1 through #9
*Look for the number in the triangle at the bottom of any plastic container.
*Only plastic food or beverage containers are accepted; please rinse thoroughly.
*No motor oil bottles, or pesticide/chemical containers.
We accept aluminum, steel and tin food or beverage containers
*No aluminum foil or pie pans, scrap metal, paint or chemical cans.
We accept clear, green, and brown glass food and beverage containers
*No ceramic glass, Pyrex, kitchenware, ovenware, or window glass accepted.
We accept mixed papers
Including: cereal boxes, cardboard, magazines, copy paper and newsprint.
ITEMS WE CANNOT ACCEPT
Including: containers from oil, antifreeze, windshield wiper fluid, plastic toys and pots, salt bags, spray cans, wood, fabrics, drinking glasses, Styrofoam, chemicals/paint.
In Logansport, items need to be in the recycling bin, and should be rinsed and without lids. The same applies to items placed in the roll off bins. Cardboard needs to be broken down.
HAZARDOUS WASTE - Residents can dispose of items like oil based paint, pesticides and chemicals at HHW Day in October. Call the Solid Waste Office for information: 732-9253.
ELECTRONICS –TV’S/COMPUTERS - Can not be placed in the landfill. Citizens can call the Solid Waste Office to make an appointment to recycle these items: 732-9253.
LARGE HOUSEHOLD ITEMS - sofas, beds, tables, etc, and any additional trash bags, will be collected on the regular pickup day in Logansport. Items need to have a pre-paid $1 sticker attached. These can be purchased at several locations. Carpet and padding must be in 4-foot lengths, bundled, and weigh less than 50 pounds; each bundle must have a $1 sticker on it. County residents should contact their hauler about disposal of these items, and city residents can call the Public Works Department with questions: 753-4610.
APPLIANCES - (Logan residents) White goods with CFC gas, including refrigerators, air conditioners and dehumidifiers require special disposal. Call an appliance dealer to remove the gasses. The Public Works Department will also do it for a fee. Items need a gas removal certificate before disposal. Other white goods, like stoves, washers and hot water heaters, will be picked up for city residents at no additional cost by calling Public Works: 753-4610. County residents should call their hauler for service.
LARGE HEAVY OBJECTS - Large automotive parts, concrete and similar material will be picked up for city residents by calling Public Works. Also call Public Works for building material disposal options:
753-4610. County residents can call Secondary Metals or similar companies for disposal of metal items, and the landfill to dispose of building materials.
YARDWASTE - Logansport residents are encouraged to find alternate ways to dispose of items like leaves, grass, plants, and small trimmings. These include mulching of grass clippings and leaves, a backyard composting pile or tilling garden refuse back into soil. Residents can also place material in a 2-ply, biodegradable, 30 gallon paper bag that can be purchased at several local stores; this is the only approved receptacle. Pickup is then on the regular trash day, by the Public Works Department from April until November 30.
LOOSE BRUSH - The Public Works Department dump trucks pick up large amounts of loose brush trimmed by residents themselves; no contract work will be picked up.
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In addition to curbside recycling, the Cass County SWMD also offers the District ways to dispose of or recycle large household items, household hazardous waste, tires, household batteries, and oil, among other items.
The City of Logansport also provides for the pickup and disposal of yard waste.
This site also contains an updated calendar of special programs for the recycling of tires, household hazardous wastes, hardback books, and agricultural pesticide containers.
For recycling questions not covered in the following pages, contact the Cass County SWMD office at 574-RECYCLE, or you may e-mail us.