In past posts, we talked about the initiatives sponsored by the SustainIndy Program to help Indianapolis lead the way in “greening” urban areas throughout the country. We thought it would be appropriate to mention one of their important programs that directly affect local area residents, the annual Post-Holiday Recycling Event. This is a great opportunity to get rid of that old computer or the newspapers and magazines that have been accumulating in the garage.
For the fifth year in a row, Indianapolis residents will have the opportunity to recycle unwanted electronics and holiday waste. The following items will be accepted at this year’s event:
- Real Christmas Trees
- Gift boxes
- Cardboard boxes
- Styrofoam (molded, white only)
- Old electronics
- Magazines and catalogs
- Mail, school and office paper
Recyclables will be accepted at the following locations. Follow signs within each park to the specific drop-off locations.
- Broad Ripple Park, 1610 Broad Ripple Ave., south lot
- Ellenberger Park, 5301 E. St. Clair St., west of pool in main parking lot
- Garfield Park, 2450 S. Shelby St., McAllister Center parking lot
- Krannert Park, 605 S. High School Road, north parking lot
Also, the “Paper Retriever” Program will be participating in this year’s event. Paper Retriever is a simple paper recycling program that directly benefits the community as well as the environment. Schools, churches, and other non-profit organizations house green and yellow Paper Retriever bins for members of the community to fill with recyclable paper goods. This year, all proceeds from the collection of magazines, catalogs, paper and mail at the below collection sites will be donated to Keep Indianapolis Beautiful.
To learn more about Mayor Ballard’s vision of making Indianapolis one of the most sustainable cities in the Midwest, visit www.sustainindy.org.
Happy New Year from the staff of Thiele Heating & Air Conditioning!