2710 N. Hasmer Hill Road, Osgood, IN  47037


Hours:  7:00-3:30  Monday - Friday

Phone:   812-689-4720    Fax:  812-689-7194

Ripley County Commissioners wish to express their gratitude to Rising Sun Regional Foundation for their generosity in awarding grant monies to the Ripley County Highway Garage. Over the past few years the Ripley County Highway Garage has received over $300,000 for highway equipment that may otherwise have not been acquired.

County highway workers receive safety award

Employees of the Ripley County Highway Garage have earned the Indiana Public Employers’ Plans safety award for 2009.  This means that the employees took steps to practice safety measures and had minimal accidents.  The garage has received the safety award every year for the past several years.


Ripley County Recycling Center

8:00 - 3:00 Monday and Friday

12:00 - 6:00 Tuesday and Thursday

8:00 - 12:00 Saturday



Paper Products

  • Corrugated Cardboard-Please break down and flatter boxes
  • Newspaper & Magazines-Please keep dry
  • Mixed Paper-Office paper, computer paper, mail and paperboard

Plastic Bottles * Please remove lids and rinse

  • PETE or #1 Bottles-Soft drink bottles, mouthwash and alcohol bottles
  • HDPE or #2 Bottles and Jugs-Milk jugs, juice jugs, detergent bottles, etc.  No chemical, motor oil, peanut butter or margarine containers accepted  No wide-mouth containers accepted

Aluminum & Glass * Please rinse

  • Aluminum and Steel Cans-Beverage, food or coffee cans.  No foil or pie tins accepted
  • Glass Bottles and Jars-Clear, green/blue and brown glass

Scrap Metal & Batteries

  • Scrap Metal-Washer & dryer, bicycles, water heaters, lawn mowers, etc.  No fuel cylinders, fuel tanks, drums or fencing material.
  • Car Batteries-Must not be cracked and must have caps on cells.
  • Rechargeable and Alkaline Batteries-Batteries from power tools, laptops, digital cameras, flashlights and radios






  • Computer systems
  • Cellular Phones
  • Telephones
  • Printers and scanners
  • Televisions-fee may apply

Oil, Oil Filters & Antifreeze

  • Used motor oil
  • Oil filters and antifreeze
  • 55-gallon drums-fee may apply


  • Oil-based paints-must have lids and be in original containers-Limit 5 gallons
  • NOT accepting latex-based paints

Used Tires

  • Passenger tires-$1 off rim, $2 on rim
  • Light truck tires-$2 off rim, $4 on rim
  • Semi truck tires-$6 off rim, $12 on rim
  • Super single truck tires-$8 off rim, $16 on rim
  • Small tractor tires-$3 off rim, $6 on rim
  • Large tractor and loader tires-$13.60 off rim, $27.20 on rim
Refrigerant Appliances
  • Refrigerators and freezers
  • Air conditioners
  • Dehumidifiers

Please remove all food, liquids and air out



For more information about recycling opportunities and waste reduction programs in your area, please contact:

Southeastern Indiana Recycling District

6556 N. Shun Pike Road

Jefferson Proving Ground, Building #534

Madison, IN  47250

Phone: 1-800-997-4793





  • This facility is designed for and accepts only household products.  No commercial or institution material accepted.
  • Please find an attendant if you have brought tires, appliances, or if you need help.
  • Do not leave items at the gate after the facility has closed.
  • Please remove all lids from containers and rinse them thoroughly prior to taking to recycling center.
  • Please keep paper products dry and separated.
  • Remove all mud, water or debris from tires.
  • No latex-based paints or household hazardous waste accepted.  These include cleaning products, detergents, pesticides, herbicides, etc.
  • Do not leave materials that are not on the list or that have not been properly prepared.
  • Fees apply to some recyclable items
  • Please call 812-689-4720 with any questions concerning items not listed.

Ripley County Reuse Center

12:00 - 6:00 Tuesday and Thursday

8:00 - 12:00  Saturday

This facility is provided for the citizens of Ripley County to share/swap/exchange items that are in good condition/working order. Please help by following these simple rules.

  • Leave reusable items only.  No trash, broken or ripped items.
  • Shopping is limited to one time per week.
  • Limit shopping time to 20 minutes-no loitering
  • Items taken are not to be sold
  • Limit of 4 items per person except clothing
  • Limit of 5 books
  • Please show attendant items that you intend to leave on site
  • The attendant has the right to refuse any items determined to be substandard
  • The attendant hast he right to distribute items at his/her discretion


Questions? Call  812-689-5084 or SEIRD 1-800-997-4793


Items Accepted:

Please be sure all items are in working condition.

  • Household appliances

  • Computers

  • Electronics

  • Bicycles

  • Lawnmowers and other yard equipment

  • Electric and hand tools

  • Exercise equipment

  • Clean clothing

  • Books

  • Knick knacks

  • House wares

  • Good paint and painting products in original containers

  • Toys

  • Other useful and reusable items

Do Not Bring:

  • Broken/intermittent or non-working equipment
  • Toilets
  • Items covered with dirt or bird droppings
  • Dirty or ripped clothing
  • Undergarments
  • Upholstered furniture
  • Mattresses or bedding
  • Paints that have been frozen, dried, thinned or contaminated
  • Books with mold/mildew
  • Books with missing pages or covers
  • Items that are potentially hazardous because of flaws or faults

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