Our regular hours:

Mondays  7:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Tuesdays and Thursdays  8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Fridays  8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Closed on Wednesdays

Open 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 8 to 12 Noon

We follow the Marshall County Government holiday schedule.

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Here at MCSW, we love to talk trash! We exist to promote waste reduction, recycling, and responsible waste management here in Marshall County, and we fulfill our mission by offering educational services to people of all ages.

Our services include:

  • Fun classroom presentations for kids grades K-12 that correspondence with State standards
  • Classes here at the Depot or in the community on topics such as composting, the 3 R’s, reducing household hazardous waste, and conserving natural resources
  • Talks for civic or community groups on topics related to our mission
  • A lending library of books and DVDs, including some of the latest documentaries
  • On-site tours of the Recycle Depot

Contact our office Monday – Friday during business hours for more information on our services: (574) 935-8618. Or leave us a message and we’ll be happy to call you back!

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