UPDATE:ACDEM's downtown office at the Rousseau Centre is closed to the public with plans of reopening Wednesday, April 1. All ACDEM programs, except Community Recycling Drop-off Sites, are closed until further notice.
260-449-7878 info@acwastewatcher.org

About Us

Assisting the Community

Allen County Department of Environmental Management assists the community of Allen County, Indiana, in reducing its environmental footprint, and facilitates best practices for reusing, recycling, and composting. By preserving natural resources, we prolong the useful life of our local landfill and promote the growth of a healthy economy.


Assist the community of Allen County, Indiana, in reducing its environmental footprint, and facilitate best practices for reusing, recycling, and composting.  


We achieve zero waste of resources in Allen County through collaboration and program implementation.


ACDEM identifies and designs programs and public services to educate and promote waste reduction, reusing, recycling right, and composting in our community. By encouraging a circular economic structure that designs out waste, we strengthen business opportunities while providing environmental and social benefits.

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Community Guidelines

Review our Community Guidelines for social media engagement

Programs & Services

Check out our programs and services throughout Allen County

How to Get Involved

Allen County residents, organizations, and businesses are encouraged to get involved with ACDEM in the following ways:

- Volunteer for the Green Team at community events

- Volunteer on the Food Rescue US team to prevent food waste in Allen County

- Submit business/organization listing in ACDEM's Waste Watcher Guide

Get Started
Annual Report

Learn about ACDEM's accomplishments and progress in supporting a circular economy in Allen County.

Supporting the Business of Recycling

Learn how we support a circular enconomy through the Diversion Credit Ordinance.