Solid Waste District

Solid Waste District

The Greene County Solid Waste Management District was organized on December 5, 1990.

District Powers

As outlined in IC 13-21-3-12, the powers of a district include the following (see statute for complete list):

  1. The power to develop and implement a district solid waste management plan under IC 13-21-5.
  2. The power to impose district fees on the final disposal of solid waste within the district under IC 13-21-13.
  3. The power to receive and disburse money, if the primary purpose of activities undertaken under this subdivision is to carry out the provisions of this article.
  4. The power to sue and be sued.
  5. The power to plan, design, construct, finance, manage, own, lease, operate, and maintain facilities for solid waste management.
  6. The power to enter with any person into a contract or an agreement that is necessary or incidental to the management of solid waste. Contracts or agreements that may be entered into under this subdivision include those for the following:
    • The design, construction, operation, financing, ownership, or maintenance of facilities by the district or any other person.
    • The managing or disposal of solid waste.
    • The sale or other disposition of materials or products generated by the facility.
    • Notwithstanding any other statute, the maximum term of a contract or an agreement described in this subdivision may not exceed forty (40) years.
  1. The power to enter into agreements for the leasing of facilities in accordance with IC 36-1-10 or IC 36-9-30.
  2. The power to purchase, lease, or otherwise acquire real or personal property for the management or disposal of solid waste.
  3. The power to sell or lease any facility or part of a facility to any person.

 The Board of a county district consists of the following members:

  1. Two members appointed by the county executive from the membership of the county executive.
  2. One member appointed by the county fiscal body from the membership of the fiscal body.
  3. One member:
    • Who is the executive of the municipality having the largest population in the county if that municipality is a city; or
    • Appointed from the membership of the legislative body of a town if the town is the municipality having the largest population in the county.
  4. One member of the legislative body of the municipality with the largest population in the county appointed by the legislative body of that municipality.
  5. One member:
    • Who is the executive of the city in the county that is not the municipality having the largest population in the county; or
    • Who is a member of the legislative body of a town that is not the municipality having the largest population in the county;
    • And who is appointed by the executive of that county to represent the municipalities in the county other than the municipality having the largest population.
  1. One additional member appointed by the county executive from the membership of the county executive. 
Board Members/Officers Role
Ed Michael, President County Commissioner
Nathan L. Abrams, Vice President County Commissioner
Rick Graves, Secretary County Commissioner
Larry Watters Sr. Mayor of Jasonville
John Wilkes Mayor of Linton
Jeff Sparks Linton City Council Member
Brent Murray County Council Member

IC 13-21-3-11 provides that the Solid Waste District Board appoint a Solid Waste District Citizen Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee must include the following:

  1. Representatives of the solid waste management industry operating in the district.
  2. Representatives of the environmental community and other citizens who are:
    • Knowledgeable about and interested in environmental issues; and
    • Not employed directly or indirectly by the solid waste management industry.

            At least fifty percent of the members of the advisory committee must be made up of the representatives of the environmental community and other citizens. All members of the committee must be residents of the district.

If any individual meets the above criteria and would like to serve on the Advisory Committee, please reach out to a Board member or the County Attorney's office.

MEETING SCHEDULE:

The Greene County Solid Waste Management District established a meeting schedule for 2020. The Board meets the last Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Room on the third floor of the Greene County Courthouse, 1 East Main Street, Bloomfield, Indiana 47424.

County Attorney Controller
Marvin R. Abshire Matthew J. Miller
1 East Main Street c/o Mike Williams, CPA
Courthouse, Room 325 16 S. Franklin Street
Bloomfield, IN 47424 Bloomfield, IN 47424
marvin.abshire@co.greene.in.us matt@davis-financial-services.com
812-384-0081 812-384-4569

* New hours of operation beginning June 8, 2020 identified below:

Greene County Recycling Center - Linton Greene County Recycling Center - Switz City
SE 12th Street and SE "C" Street 4316 W Base Road
Linton, IN 47441 Switz City, IN 47465
812-847-4971 812-659-3788
Hours Hours
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. Saturday: Closed on Monday, Sunday and holidays
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed on Mon., Tuesday, Thurs., Sunday and holidays