Resource Protection

Conservation easements and permanent protection:

How to best protect your land and care for it can be a web of legal language, agreements and lengthy management plans. There are organizations specifically set up to handle conservation easements and other ways to permanently protect land, such as the Red-tail Conservancy or Whitewater Valley Land Trust (4910 Shoemaker Rd., Centerville, IN 47330).

Recycling, Reusing & Disposal: is a web site setup and updated by the Conservation Education Coordinator at the Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District. The purpose of the site is to provide information for the people in Wayne and Union Counties regarding waste disposal, recycling, conservation, and local resources.

  • If you are interested in recycling computers, please contact Tom Steffes ( regarding their annual computer collection.
  • Your local Goodwill Industries recycles nearly everything you can think of (even electronics)! The company has been recognized for their sustainability efforts and are a great stop before the landfill! Call 765-966-4108 for local hours and item acceptance policies.

Proper Medicine Disposal:

Disposing of medicine improperly can lead to a whole host of problems for our water! Do the right thing and return unused or expired meds to Phillip’s Drugs (Richmond, IN) for collection and proper disposal. Thank you to Phillip’s Drugs for researching and implementing this green initiative! (Visit or call 765-966-5544 for information)