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DPW announces modifications to community recycling drop-off program



Indianapolis, Indiana – Residents of the west side of Indianapolis will soon notice the relocation of the Rockville Road recycling drop-off location.

In a statement released on Friday night, the Indianapolis Department of Public Works confirmed the closure of the drop-off location at the Kroger at 8150 Rockville Road. The modification was implemented right away.

Located at 3737 Waldemere Avenue, Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana is one of the new recycling drop-off locations.

These areas are exclusively accessible as recycling drop-off points, the DPW emphasized. The components must be dry, clean, and loose. It is requested that anyone getting rid of cardboard boxes flatten them first.

Additionally, DPW observed that the sites are unable to process recyclables in bags since doing so puts workers at risk while sorting the materials.

The following items are acceptable at recycling drop-off locations:

• All colors of glass
• #1 and #2 plastic bottles and jugs (no Styrofoam or plastic bags)
• Aluminum, tin, and steel beverage and food cans
• Newspapers, broken-down cardboard boxes, paper, and magazines

Anyone who improperly disposes of garbage, furniture, hazardous waste, debris, or any other non-recyclable goods is subject to a fine of up to $2,500.

Property owners are urged to get in touch with the DPW team at [email protected] if they are interested in hosting a recycling drop-off facility.