Community Recycling Drives
On occasion, the City of Carmel, a local church, school or business, will host a Recycling Drive. These community recycling drives will be listed below.  Many thanks to all who are working to make recycling more convenient in our community!

Crime Stoppers Shred-It-Day
Saturday April 20, 2013
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Merchants Square (NW corner of Keystone Parkway & 116th St.) in the p
arking lot near Petco.

  • Free Electronics & Appliance Recycling ($5 charge for TVs & Monitors)
  • Document shredding ($5.00 for a bankers box size or equivalent). Proceeds benefit Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana.
  • Free Prescription Drug Disposal
  • Used Book Donation Drive for Indy Reads

This is a joint event with Carmel Utilities and CHS Carmel Area Roots & Shoots, DAO, Technology Recyclers, DEA and Indy Books.

Anything With A Plug - Community eWaste Drive
Saturday, November 17, 2012
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Carmel High School Stadium West Parking Lot

(NW corner of Keystone Parkway & 136th Street)

Mark your calendar for America Recycles Day and responsibly dispose of your old electronic devices. Clean out your house, garage and basement without adding junk and toxins to our landfills. Anything with a plug will be accepted.

Items you may bring include: appliances, computers, TVs, electronics, bicycles, batteries, lawn mowers, cassette and video tapes, cell phones and more. No paint or any household hazardous waste please. $5 fee for mattresses, tube TVs and tube monitors. For a full list, visit

Used books will also be collected and donated to a local non-profit agency.

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Charges may apply for item pick-ups.

Tax-deductible donation receipts are offered for many items.

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Recycling Fair at Whole Foods
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Carmel Store at Clay Terrace 569-1517
11-1 pm


Recycle Drop When You Shop
Recycling Fairs at Whole Foods Market Indiana® Stores
Have you been trying to ‘do the green thing’ by holding onto items that you no longer need, but don’t know where to recycle? This event is for you! The Clay Terrace Whole Foods Market stores have partnered with RecycleForce to help consumers, our community & the environment with Recycling Fairs.Accepted items:

- Batteries
- Paper, cardboard, phonebooks
- Bikes & accessories
- Shoes (like new/gently used)
- Cell Phones**
- Toner cartridges
- Plastics #1-7, Brita filters
- Wine Corks**
- Anything with a cord (all computers & equipment, game systems, TVs, VCRs, DVD/ CD players, phone systems, power cables, surge protectors, electronic wiring & motors, microwaves, printers, scanners, satellite components, CDs, DVDs, floppy disks, thumb drives & more!)

* RecycleForce would appreciate donations to offset the disposal cost of $5 for CRT Monitors, $10 for CRT TVs, $20 for items containing refrigerant.

**Items accepted at Whole Foods Market year-round

Community Aluminum Can Drive
Saturday, December 3, 2011
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Carmel High School Stadium
NW corner of Keystone Parkway & 136th St.
Organized by the CHS Environmental Club