Recycling at Church
An Abitibi bin is available to the church community (located in main parking lot) for recycling all kinds of paper (but not heavy cardboard). Bins for batteries, empty medicine bottles, CDs, DVDs UU, ink cartridges and plastics 3-7 (the most difficult to recycle) are located in the south entryway of the Meeting House. Occasionally we hold drives for recycling other items, such as computer equipment. Watch the church newsletters for further details.
Recycling in the Community
At this time, the Indianapolis Department of Public Works’ (DPW) program called Indianapolis Recycles! accepts the following types of items:
- Steel and aluminum cans
- Aerosol cans
- Glass (clear, green and/or brown)
- Newspapers and magazines
- Plastics of the Number One (1) through Number Seven (7) types. (Look for the numbers located inside the triangular recycling symbol. If there is no number it cannot be recycled.)
There are two ways you can get your recyclables into the DPW program:
- Sign up for curbside pickup for a monthly fee by contacting your waste hauler (information at www.sustainindy.org/curbside-recycling.cfm).
- You can take your recyclables to dozens of drop-off containers around the city and county You’ll find them and other useful information listed on the following DPW website: www.sustainindy.org/curbside-recycling.cfm
Other recycling options
- Batteries can be recycled at any library branch. Keep Indianapolis Beautiful maintains a comprehensive list of recycling locations on its website at www.kibi.org/recycle/index.htm.
- Information about recycling programs and opportunities for advocacy can be found at the Indiana Recycling Coalition website: www.indianarecycling.org
Recycling Advocacy Organizations
- Indiana Recycling Coalition
- Improving Kids’ Environment (IKE)
- Sierra Club
- Keeping Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB)
- Nature Conservancy