Recycling Drive at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church

A BIG thanks to Orchard Park Presbyterian Church for hosting a recycling drive. This is definitely a valuable service to the community. Over 7,760 pounds of recyclable materials were collected, most of which were electronics. As of January 1 of this year, Indiana state law banned electronics from landfills.

Children attending Vacation Bible School discussed taking care of God’s earth and the big responsibility we are given to be good stewards. As part of their community mission this year, children learned about the amount of waste produced by a typical American family and how that can be reduced by reducing, reusing and recycling.  Special thanks to Mary Geisel who coordinated the event with Recycle Force.
The recycling drive was held on  June 6-10 8:30am -12:30pm at 1605 East 106th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46280

Orchard Park Presbyterian Church/Recycle Force inc.hosted a community service event to provide our community with an attended recycling station.  By working with Recycle Force the collection of recyclable materials will be processed by ex-offenders providing them with job training for future employment.

The drive was open to the public.  Acceptable items included the following:

  • All paper
  • Plastics 1-7
  • Glass (amber, green and clear)
  • Metals (aluminum, copper, brass and nickel)
  • Batteries
  • Phone books
  • Bicycles and bicycle parts
  • All electronics (phone systems, computers, TV’s, PDA’s, electronic wiring, CD’s, DVD’s, photocopiers, laptops, computer mice, cellular phones, integrated circuits, power supplies, surge protectors, copiers, toner cartridges, scanners)
  • Clean Styrofoam
  • Cardboard

* If you know of other recycling drives open to the public please contact Leslie at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  We will help publicize the event.