Transfer Station

Transfer Station Location & Hours


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Lawrence County Solid Waste Management
Transfer Station
274 County Complex Road
Bedford, IN 47421

Telephone: (812) 278-7439

Information: Operating Hours
  Monday - Friday 7:00AM to 4:00PM
  Saturday 8:00AM to 2:30PM
  Sunday Closed

*Any materials that have fee requirements must be brought to the facility at least 20 minutes before closing (i.e. before 3:40 on Monday-Friday and before 2:10 on Saturday).

Acceptable Transfer Station Materials

Acceptable Materials:

The Transfer Station accepts:


  • Household Waste
  • Special-Case Items (Described Below)

Any person who transports the following materials to the Transfer Station will be required to deposit them in the appropriate designated area or container. These items may not be mixed in with other solid waste or recycling materials. Ask the attendant for the proper disposal area.

  • Tires: Fee listed on the Fees page
  • Wooden Pallets: Accepted in small quantities only. Please call ahead for prior approval.
  • White Goods: All types of non-refrigerated appliances including stoves, water heaters, dryers, washers, furnaces, etc.
  • Salvage Metal Items (with oil and fuel removed): clean light irons, automobile springs, bicycles, metal containers, rear ends, metal wire, charcoal grills, lawn chairs (No metal items with fluids such as engine blocks, automobile transmissions, lawn mowers with engines attached, etc.)
  • Others accepted at district discretion: uncontaminated bricks, boulders, concrete, rocks, dirt, and road demolition waste (accepted in small quantities only)


Unacceptable Materials

 The District may reject any materials that are considered to be detrimental to the operation of the Transfer Station. Any materials that may attack, damage, alter, or obstruct the usefulness of the facility will not be accepted. Likewise, materials that my cause injury to the operators or users of the facility will not be accepted. These materials include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Ammunition
  • Animal Wastes
  • Asbestos: No products with any percentage of asbestos, acceptability at the discretion of the attendant on duty
  • Biological Waste
  • Boats
  • Dead Animals
  • Explosives
  • Firearms
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Grease from restaurants
  • Hospital Waste
  • Hot loads
  • Household Hazardous Wastes* (including acids, antifreeze, ballasts, batteries, flammables, light bulbs, gasoline, gasoline cylinders, kerosene, oil, oil filters, paint, pesticides, poisons, propane tanks, solvents, thinners, etc.)
  • Human Waste
  • Infectious Waste
  • Kerosene
  • Large metal containing machinery, equipment, and motor vehicles
  • Liquid Waste
  • Medical Waste - See the Upcoming Events calendar for local prescription drug collection events
  • Pesticides
  • Poisons
  • Propane Tanks/Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Refrigerated Appliances*
  • Septic Tank Sludge
  • Yard Waste* (including brush, tree logs, tree trunks, tree limbs, saplings, stumps, brush, bushes, Christmas trees, shrubs, wood chips, grass clippings, leaves, plants, sawdust, pine needles, etc.)

Information about the disposal of these unacceptable items can be found on the Waste Removal Contacts page within our site.

* The categories marked by an asterisk are addressed at the Lawrence County Compost, HHW, or Refrigerant facility pages containing the necessary information for disposal.



Waste Removal Contacts

Please use the following contacts to properly dispose of items that are not accepted at the Transfer Station.

Residential Waste Removal Contacts: 

City of Bedford residents contact the Bedford Street Department at (812) 279-9222

City of Mitchell residents contact the Mitchell Street Department at (812) 849-2211

Town of Oolitic residents call (812) 275-6813

Commercial/Business Waste Removal Contacts:

Monroe County Solid Waste Management District at (812) 349-2020

Ammunition and Firearms:

Bedford Police Department at (812) 275-3311

Lawrence County Sheriff Department at (812) 277-2014

Mitchell Police Department at (812) 849-2151


Consumer Product Safety Commission at 1-800-638-CPSC

For “removal” guidance - Indiana Department of Environmental Management: Office of Air Quality at 1-888-574-8150

For “disposal” guidance - Indiana Department of Environmental management: Office of Land Quality at 1-800-451-6027

Rumpke Landfill at (812) 966-2017

Dead Animals:

Brownstown Animal Hospital Inc. at (812) 358-2947

Griffin Industries at 1-800-443-3534

White River Humane Society at (812) 279-2457

Grease Removal from Restaurants:

A & A Quick Pump at (812) 279-1735

Basinger Septic Tank Cleaning at (812) 275-5244

Griffin Industries at 1-800-443-3534

Hardin’s Septic Cleaning at (812) 279-6981

King’s Sanitary Cleaners at (812) 279-2661

Household Hazardous Waste (From Residents):

See the HHW Facility page for disposal information.

Household Hazardous Waste (From Commercial Users):

Commercial HHW is not accepted at the Lawrence County HHW Facility!

See the HHW Removal Contacts page for information on commercial removal.

Machinery, Equipment, and Vehicles:

Yellow Pages under “Scrap Metal”

Medical Waste Removal:

See the Upcoming Events calendar for local prescription drug collection events

Yellow Pages under “Medical Waste Clean Up, Disposal & Removal”

Propane Tanks/Compressed Gas Cylinders:

AmeriGas at (812) 336-3931

Blue Flame LP GAS at (812) 279-6641

Ferrellgas at (812) 275-3375

Local exchange programs (check with retail outlets)

Monroe County Solid Waste District at (812) 349-2020

Yellow Pages under “Gas Propane”.


Refrigerated Appliances:

See the Refrigerant Facility page for disposal information.

Septic Tank Sludge:

A & A Quick Pump at (812) 279-1735

Daugherty’s Services at (812) 865-2619

Deckard Septic Cleaning System at (812) 834-6452

Hardin’s Septic Cleaning at (812) 279-6981

King’s Sanitary Cleaners at (812) 279-2661

Yard Waste:

See the Compost Facility page for disposal information.

Transfer Station Fees


These rates apply to solid waste generated from the operation of a residential dwelling within Lawrence County (includes all houses, apartments with four or less living units, single family dwellings, and multifamily dwellings with four or less living units).

Category: Rates:
Municipal Solid Waste No Charge
Construction/Demolition Debris $42.00 per ton ($8.00 minimum charge)
Tires See Rates Below


Rates apply to solid waste generated by commercial entities (includes private businesses, commercial businesses, retail outlets, mobile home parks, apartments, offices, restaurants, warehouses, waste haulers, contractors, federal and state government departments, not-for-profit organizations, schools, park departments, water and sewer departments, etc.).

Category: Rates:
Minimum Charge $8.00
Commercial Solid Waste $36.50 per ton
Municipal Solid Waste $36.50 per ton
Construction/Demolition Debris $42.00 per ton
Tires See Rates Below


Tire Size: Rates:
Passenger Tire (size 12 to 15) $1.50 per tire or $2.50 per tire with rim
Light Truck Tire (size 15 to 16.5) $2.00 per tire or $3.00 per tire with rim
Semi-Tractor/Trailer Tire $7.00 per tire or $13.00 per tire with rim
Tractor Tire $20.00 per tire