Recycle…Don’t Put Your Christmas Trees In The Dump

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January 07, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS – The City’s Office of Sustainability, in partnership with Indy Parks and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, will offer four drop-off locations for its Post-Holiday Recycling Event on Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“We are excited to help organize this event again this year,” said Ashlee Fujawa, PR Director with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. “Partnering with the City and other organizations, such as Recycle Force, help many residents start 2013 with an empty recycle bin, and resources to continue recycling into the New Year.”

The following items will be accepted at this year’s event.

  • Real Christmas Trees (cleared off)
  • Gift Boxes
  • Cardboard Boxes
  • Styrofoam (molded, white only)
  • Old Electronics
  • Magazines and Catalogs

In 2012, the event brought in a record amount of recyclable materials, including over 4000 tons of Styrofoam; this is a 128 percent increase from the total collected in 2011. Residents are asked to remove all ornaments, lights, tinsel, tree stands, plastic bags, nails and other decorations from Christmas trees before drop-off. No artificial trees will be accepted.

Recyclables will be accepted at the following Indy Parks locations. Follow signs within each park to the specific drop-off locations.

  • Broad Ripple Park, 1610 Broad Ripple Ave., front entrance
  • Ellenberger Park, 5301 E. St. Clair St., main parking lot
  • Garfield Park, 2450 S. Shelby St., Arts Center Parking Lot
  • Krannert Park, 605 S. High School Road, north parking lot

To learn more about Mayor Ballard’s vision of making Indianapolis one of the most sustainable cities in the Midwest, visit www.sustainindy.org.

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