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Recycling in Indy


This article covers the basics of recycling in Indianapolis, including electronics recycling. For more, check out

www.indy.gov/activity/recycling-101, which also includes information about places to donate items (clothing, household items, sports and music equipment, books, and more).


CURBSIDE RECYCLING

Call Republic Services at 317-917-7300 to sign up for curbside recycling pickup.


RECYCLING DROP-OFF LOCATION

The closest drop-off location to Little Flower is: Old City Hall (N. Parking Lot) 202 N. Alabama St.


Accepted items: Glass (all colors), Plastics #1 & #2 (bottles and jugs), Metal Food & Beverage Cans, Paper and Cardboard

  • Glass, plastics, and beverage and food cans must be washed, clean of food residue, and dry.

  • Paper material must be dry and free of food residue (no pizza boxes).

  • Cardboard boxes must be broken down.

  • Recyclable items must be loose before depositing them into drop-off containers. (Items in plastic bags cannot be recycled as the bags can get caught in the sorting facilities and put employees at risk.)

  • Do not leave recycling on pavement!! Items left on the ground cannot be recycled and are considered illegal dumping. Illegal dumping, or leaving trash, furniture, hazardous waste, debris, or any other nonrecyclable material at these sites, is prohibited and carries fines up to $2,500. Illegal dumping threatens human health and the environment, costs money and time to clean up, and threatens the future viability of a recycling drop-off location.

(The above information is from: indy.gov/activity/find-a-recycling-drop-off-location)


ELECTRONICS RECYCLING SITES

State law requires the safe disposal of e-waste.


ToxDrop

Recycle unwanted electronics on Saturdays at any of the ToxDrop sites:


First Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Traders Point Collection Facility

7550 N. Lafayette Rd.


Second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Perry Township Government Center

4925 S. Shelby St.


Third Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

IMPD Training Facility

9049 E. 10th St.


The drop-off sites are closed on the fourth and fifth Saturday of the month and all major holidays. DO NOT leave waste at the site when it is closed. This is considered illegal dumping and punishable by fines up to $2,500.


Acceptable electronics include: computers, keyboards, mouse, joysticks, modems, printers, monitors, scanners, gaming accessories, cell phones, USB drives, laptops, external tape drive, external disk drives, flat screen TVs, hard drives, PC cards, circuit boards, PC speaker, uninterrupted power supply batteries, microphones, televisions 27 inches and less.


Special recycling events

You can recycle other electronics during special eCycle and eScrap events. For dates and times of special events, contact the Department of Public Works at 317-327-4000. Items accepted at these events include most items with a cord (but nothing with Freon):

  • Appliances

  • Cell phones

  • Circuit boards

  • Computers / Laptops

  • External disk drives

  • External tape drive

  • Gaming systems and accessories

  • Hairdryers and styling irons

  • Hard drives

  • Joysticks

  • Keyboards

  • Microphones

  • Microwaves

  • Modems

  • Monitors

  • Mouse

  • PC cards

  • PC speakers

  • Printers

  • Scanners

  • Tablets

  • Toasters

  • TVs (any size or age)

  • Uninterrupted power supply batteries

  • USB drives

  • Vacuums


Recycle Force

1255 Roosevelt Avenue

Tel: 317-532-1367

Email: info@recycleforce.org


Drive through service hours for customer drop-off:

Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Sunday: Closed


Recycle Force has a full list of electronics (and metals) they recycle on their website. They basically take “anything with a cord or that requires any type of power source to operate.” Please note that certain items have a suggested donation of $20-25 for dropping them off (air conditioners, refrigerator/freezers, CRT monitors, and TVs), in order to help them with the cost of recycling the hazardous materials contained within.


CLOTHING

For more information about where to donate clothing, visit www.indy.gov/activity/recycling-101.


St. Vincent de Paul - Clothing Bin

Little Flower Catholic Church

4720 E. 13th Street

St. Vincent de Paul Website: www.svdpindy.org


For donations of clothing and shoes in good condition.



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