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Indianapolis city leaders break ground for solid-waste garage



Indianapolis, Indiana – On Tuesday, the city’s administration started construction on a new solid-waste garage.

According to city officials, the $11.5 million renovation will give Department of Public Works vehicles the space they require. The current garage was constructed when the city was just half as big as it is now, and it has been around for more than 70 years.

Steve Quick, president of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 725, said a Tuesday news conference, “We’ve got 114 employees that interact, exit and enter the building on a regular basis. The bathrooms are horrible. When it rains it leaks, and this helps the morale. Now, they have space. They know that they’re respected. They know that the city cares, the administration cares, the union cares about their well-being.”

It will be located on the current Belmont campus. It is made to last for the following 40 years.