New Starke County Environmental Office Open for Business

The Starke County Environmental Office is open and accepting recyclables on-site.

Director Carrie Trent-Kuchel said Starke County residents are welcome to drop off recyclable items at the facility located at 3835 E. 250 N. in Knox on the grounds of the Starke County Highway Department.  The facility is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT.

The solid waste area is gated with security.  An employee will help residents enter the bin area and disburse items in the proper containers.  The staff will ensure that the recyclable material is free from contamination so it can be properly recycled.

The district is accepting No. 1 and No. 2 plastics which include water bottles, milk jugs, shampoo and conditioner bottles.  The product may list which type of plastic it is, if there is a question.  Any boxes to be recycled must be flattened. 

Recyclable items must be removed from a plastic bag before being discarded into a recycling bin.  The only thing that’s allowed to be bound by a plastic bag is shredded paper. 

Glass items and aluminum cans will also be accepted. 

For more information, call 574-772-4401.