Community Recycling Drives

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

 

 

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Fight Fraud -  Shred Instead!!!
Saturday, April 29, 2017
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Creekside Middle School Parking Lot 
SE corner of 126th St. and Shelborne Rd.

Last year, more than 13 million Americans were victims of identity theft. That’s about one person every 2 seconds. To help fight fraud, the event is being sponsored by a team of organizations including AARP, Carmel Utilities, Carmel Police Department, Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana, Technology Recyclers, Shred-it and WISH-TV. AARP Indiana will be handing out information about their free Fraud Watch Network.

SHREDDING – Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes today and most identity information is still obtained through hard copy paper sources. Shredding significantly reduces your risk when disposing of confidential information. It is recommended that you shred any documents that include a signature, account number, social security number, medical or legal information. This professional shredding is sponsored by Shred-it to benefit Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana. A donation is requested of $5 per bankers sized box or equivalent.

RECYCLING – The recycling drop-off event will be managed by Technology Recyclers. The following items will be accepted:  Computers, servers, peripherals, wiring, cable, battery backups, monitors, TVs ($10 charge per monitor or TV); all electronics, phones, stereos, headsets, DVD players; any small appliance; IT equipment including hubs, switches, servers, routers, racks, etc; office equipment including fax machines, copiers, phone systems, industrial electronics, test equipment, medical equipment; and large appliances including refrigerators and freezers.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – Properly removing unused and expired medicines from the home helps protect the environment and our community by keeping them out of our water supply and reducing accidental poisoning and prescription drug abuse. Uniformed officers will be accepting pharmaceuticals for proper disposal.

BULK ITEMS – As part of the City of Carmel’s trash program with Republic Services, drop-off of bulky items will be available free of charge to trash customers (This is for City Trash Customers only; an ID or utility bill required). Examples of items to drop off include lawn equipment, carpet, furniture, grills (but no propane tanks), water heaters, swing sets, mattresses, etc.  Space is limited and on a first come, first served basis. No liquids, toxic, landscape waste or tires. No electronic waste in bulk item disposal. Those items will be accepted in electronics recycling.

 

 

Holiday Light Recycling Drive
Nov. 23rd - Jan. 9th
At White’s Ace Hardware at 731 South Range Line Road
Nov. 28th - Jan. 5th
At Carmel Clay Schools

Recycling inoperable or inefficient holiday lights keeps those items out of landfills which reduces the long term carbon impact on our environment. Additionally, EnergyStar rated LED lights uses 75 percent less energy compared to conventional lights. They also have the following advantages:

· Safer:  LEDs are much cooler than incandescent lights, reducing the risk of combustion or burnt fingers.

· Sturdier: LEDs are made with epoxy lenses, not glass and are much more resistant to breakage.

· Longer Lasting:  The LED lights lasts 25 times longer than conventional holiday lights.

· Easier to install:  Up to 25 strings of LEDs can be connected end-to end without overloading a wall socket.

(Source:   www.energy.gov)

Consider upgrading to LED lights this holiday season. You will be helping the environment and saving in energy costs. Don’t forget to recycle your old strings of lights!

Carmel Clay Schools Green Teams, City of Carmel Utilities, Tech Recyclers and White’s Ace Hardware are working together to offer a Holiday Light Recycling Drive.  This is the 5th year of the program, which has generated more than two tons of holiday lights for recycling.   For more information about the Holiday light recycling program please call 317-571-2673.

 

 


Electronics Recycling, Document Shredding & Prescription Drug Disposal
Saturday, October 22, 2016
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Creekside Middle School Parking Lot 
SE corner of 126th St. and Shelborne Rd.

Electronics & Appliance Recycling: 
The recycling drop-off event will be managed by Technology Recyclers. The following items will be accepted: All Computers, servers, peripherals, wiring, cable, battery backups, monitors, TVs ($10 charge per CRT/tube monitor or TV), all electronics, phones, stereos, headsets, DVD players, any small appliance, IT equipment including hubs, switches, servers, routers, racks etc., office equipment including fax machines, copiers phone systems, Industrial electronics, test equipment, medical equipment, and appliances.

Shredding: 
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes today and most identity information is still obtained through hard copy paper sources. Shredding significantly reduces your risk when disposing of confidential information. It is recommended that you shred any documents that include a signature, account number, social security number, medical or legal information.

The professional shredding is sponsored by Shred-it to benefit Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana. A donation of $5 is requested per bankers sized box or equivalent.

Prescription Drug Disposal:
Properly removing unused and expired medicines from the home helps protect the environment and our community by keeping them out of our water supply and reducing accidental poisoning and prescription drug abuse. The Indiana Attorney General’s Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Task Force will be handing out free pharmaceutical drug disposal bags. Uniformed officers will also be accepting pharmaceuticals for proper disposal.

This event is being sponsored by a team of organizations including AARP, Carmel Utilities, Carmel Police Department, Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana, Technology Recyclers, and Wish-TV.

For more information call 317-481-5155 or go towww.CrimeTips.org or  Carmel Police Dept.

Fraud Watch Network:
AARP Indiana will be handing out information about their free Fraud Watch Network.

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Free Shredding & eWaste Recycling Drive
Saturday, June 4th
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Comprehensive Retirement Solutions
11595 N. Meridian St. Carmel  46032
Don't just throw those documents away! Shred them and recycle to protect your identity and the planet.  It will be a drive through drop off. So, load up and drive through for a quick and easy disposal of private documents & electronics (no TV's will be taken). Rain or shine! CRS will have goodie bags for the first 200 drivers who drop off!  For more information on what is not accepted, visit the CRS website.

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Saturday, May 21, 2016
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Northview Church in Carmel
Hazel Dell & 131st
Northview Church is hosting a recycling drive for ewaste and household items.  See flier .
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Free Shred Day
Wednesday, March 23rd
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Kroger Parking Lot
146th and Hazel Dell
Courtesy of FORUM Credit Union
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Electronics Recycling, Document Shredding & Prescription Drug Disposal
Saturday, April 30, 2016
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Creekside Middle School Parking Lot 
SE corner of 126th St. and Shelborne Rd.

Electronics & Appliance Recycling:
The recycling drop-off event will be managed by Technology Recyclers. Recycle small electronics and computers free. A $5 fee per glass TV and computer monitors.

Shredding:
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes today and most identity information is still obtained through hard copy paper sources. Shredding significantly reduces your risk when disposing of confidential information. It is recommended that you shred any documents that include a signature, account number, social security number, medical or legal information. 

The on-site shredding is sponsored by Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana. A donation is requested of $5 per bankers sized box or equivalent. All proceeds benefit Crime Stoppers.

Prescription Drug Disposal:
DEA pharmaceutical drug take back. Please no needles or sharps.

This event is being sponsored by a team of organizations including AARP, Carmel Utilities, Carmel Police Department, Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana, Technology Recyclers, and Wish-TV.

For more information call 317-481-5155 or go towww.CrimeTips.org or  Carmel Police Dept.

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Community: Electronics Recycling and Document Shredding Event
Saturday, October 24, 2015
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Creekside Middle School Parking Lot 
SE corner of 126th St. and Shelborne Rd.

Electronics & Appliance Recycling:
The recycling drop-off event will be managed by Technology Recyclers. The following items will be accepted: All Computers, servers, peripherals, wiring, cable, battery backups, monitors, TVs ($5 charge per CRT/tube monitor or TV), all electronics, phones, stereos, headsets, dvd players, any small appliance, IT equipment including hubs, switches, servers, routers, racks etc, Office equipment including fax machines, copiers phone systems, Industrial electronics, test equipment, medical equipment, and appliances.

Shredding:
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes today and most identity information is still obtained through hard copy paper sources. Shredding significantly reduces your risk when disposing of confidential information. It is recommended that you shred any documents that include a signature, account number, social security number, medical or legal information.

The on-site shredding is sponsored by Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana. A donation is requested of $5 per bankers sized box or equivalent. All proceeds benefit Crime Stoppers.

This event is being sponsored by a team of organizations including AARP, Carmel Utilities, Carmel Police Department, Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana, Technology Recyclers, and Wish-TV.

For more information call 317-481-5155 or go to www.CrimeTips.org or  Carmel Police Dept.

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ELECTRONICS RECYCLING AT NORTHVIEW
Northview Church at 131st and Hazel Dell Parkway
12900 Hazel Dell Parkway - East Parking Lot
Saturday, August 29th
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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FREE - Anything with a cord is accepted.
Recycle Force has a $10 charge for old-tube-style TVs and Monitors
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RECYCLING FAIR -  ELECTRONICS AND MORE!
Whole Foods Market at Clay Terrace
Tuesday, May 19th
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
FREE
(RecycleForce would appreciate donations to offset the disposal cost of $5 for CRT Monitors, $10 for CRT TVs, $20 for items containing refrigerant.)
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Please visit Whole Foods Market website for details:

 

 


 

 

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING & SHREDDING
Grace Community Church
Saturday, May 16th
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
146th between Grey & Hazel Dell
Some Fees Apply
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Please visit Recycle Force Facebook page for details:

 

 

 


 

 

Electronics Recycling, Document Shredding, & Used Book Drive
Saturday April 25, 2015
10am to 1pm
Creekside Middle School 
3525 West 126th St
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Please visit the City of Carmel's website for details:

http://www.carmel.in.gov/index.aspx?page=25&recordid=1093&returnURL=%2findex.aspx

 

 



 

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FREE Shredding

Saturday, October 25, 2014  10 a.m. to Noon
Gated Library Parking Lot
(Main St. and 4th Avenue SE)

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes today and most identity informationis still obtained through hard copy paper sources.  Shredding significantly reduces your risk when disposing of confidential information. It is recommended that you shred any documents that include a signature, account number, social security number, or medical or legal information. No limit on the number of documents residents may have shreded. Drop off documents or wait while they are shredded. All shredding will be done onsite. No charge for this service. For more information, call the library reference desk at 844-3362.

 


 

Electronics,  
Document Shredding and Used Book at CHS

Saturday, October 25, 2014
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Carmel High School Stadium parking lot
(NW corner of 136th and Keystone Parkway).


Shredding:
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes today and most identity information is still obtained through hard copy paper sources. Shredding significantly reduces your risk when disposing of confidential information. It is recommended that you shred any documents that include a signature, account number, social security number, medical or legal information.

The on-site shredding is sponsored by Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana. A donation is requested of $5 per bankers sized box or equivalent. All proceeds benefit Crime Stoppers.

Electronics & Appliance Recycling:

The recycling drop-off event will be managed by Technology Recyclers. The following items will be accepted: All Computers, servers, peripherals, wiring, cable, battery backups, monitors, TVs ($5 charge per CRT/tube monitor or TV), all electronics, phones, stereos, headsets, dvd players, any small appliance, IT equipment including hubs, switches, servers, routers, racks etc, Office equipment including fax machines, copiers phone systems, Industrial electronics, test equipment, medical equipment, and appliances.

Book Donations:
At the drop off event, the Carmel Green Teens will accept used book donations for the Indy Reads program.

No Prescription Disposal:

Unfortunately due to a scheduling conflict, this event will not include the drug drop-off offered by the Drug Enforcement Agency as it has in the past. Crime Stoppers will not be able to take back prescription medications during this event.

 

 


 

WHOLE FOODS MARKET

Recycling Fair  at Clay Terrace
Saturday, October 18, 2014,  Noon to 2 p.m.
FREE*

Are you holding onto items because you don’t know where to recycle them? This event is for you! We’ve partnered with non-profit RecycleForce and My Sister’s Urban Recycle to help you, our community & the environment.

Accepted items:

• All Electronics  (Anything with a cord - all computers and equipment*, game systems, TVs*, VCRs, DVD/ CD players, phone systems, power cables, surge protectors, electronic wiring and motors, microwaves, printers, scanners, satellite components, CDs, DVDs, floppy disks, thumb drives and more!)

• All metals, plastics and glass

• Rechargeable Batteries

• Paper, cardboard, phonebooks

• Bikes & accessories

• Cell Phones+

• Toner cartridges

• #5 Plastics and Brita water filters

• Wine Corks+

• Clothing (Clean, dry clothing in bags preferred. Fabric, textiles, worn out clothing (men’s, women’s & children’s), torn and stained clothing, seasonal clothing, shoes, purses, belts, hats, sewing supplies, yarn, art and craft supplies, office supplies, latex paint, sports and promotional banners.)

+denotes items accepted at Whole Foods Market year-round

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

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Unwanted Medicines

Marsh Pharmacies
The Marsh Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet program will be collecting and qualifying unwanted medications for FREE disposal in the Spring and Fall.

For details, visit Marsh website.

March 2014

 

  • Friday, March 14, 2014, from 9AM to 7PM
  • Saturday, March 15, 2014, from 9AM to 5PM
  • Sunday, March 16, 2014, from 11AM to 5PM
  • Monday, March 17, 2014, from 9AM to 7PM

 

October 2013
  • Friday, October 25, 2013,  9AM to 7PM
  • Saturday, October 26, 2013,  9AM to 5PM
  • Sunday, October 27, 2013,  11AM to 5PM
  • Monday, October 28, 2013,  9AM to 7PM

March 2013

  • Friday, March 15th, 9AM to 7PM
  • Saturday, March 16th, 9AM to 5PM
  • Sunday, March 17th, 11AM to 5PM
  • Monday, March 18th, 9AM to 7PM.

September 2012

  • Friday, September 21st, 9am – 7pm
  • Saturday, September 22nd, 9am – 5pm
  • Sunday, September 23rd, 11am – 5pm
  • Monday, September 24 th, 9am – 7pm

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St. Vincent
Saturday, Oct.  29, 2011
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
St. Vincent Heart Center
10580 N. Meridian, Carmel, IN  46290

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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.

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Residential Trash and Recycling Program
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Thanks to Mayor Brainard, the City Council, and Carmel Utilities for putting forth a cost-effective, energy-efficient, and environmentally-responsible trash and recycling program that will -

  • save residents money
  • reduce the number of garbage trucks driving through our neighborhoods
  • lead to safer streets and cleaner air for our children
  • save fuel and reduce carbon emissions
  • reduce wear and tear on our roads and save taxpayer dollars
  • beautify our neighborhoods by having just ONE day when houses put out their trash
  • promote environmentally-responsible recycling and reuse of our resources

As of 2015,

  • ~20,000 Carmel Households are recycling. That's ~85% participation.
  • ~20,800 tons recycled since program began in 2012.

As of 2017, Republic Services was the low bidder by more than 20% and was awarded a new seven year contract with the City.  The new contract was expanded to include WEEKLY RECLYCING.  No more remembering which week is your recycling week.  The new billing fee:

...2017        2018      2019      2020      2021      2022      2023
$11.18     $11.51    $11.85   $12.20   $12.56   $12.93   $13.31

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Remember you can recycle plastics #1-7, plastic grocery bags, glass bottles and jars, metal cans, paper, newspaper, magazines, phone books, soft cover books, cardboard, cereal box type packaging and more. Just toss it all into the recycling bin. If you have questions, you may call Republic Services for assistance at 917-7300 ext. 0.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find The Story of Stuff?

Click here. This 20 minute video is packed with info, entertaining and educational.  Helpful in understanding why reducing is better than recycling.

Story of Stuff

What's the difference between cardboard and cereal boxes?

Cereal boxes are different than cardboard under most circumstances. Cereal boxes are typically made of a material called paperboard (also known as boxboard). Cardboard is much easier to recycle because it usually doesn’t go through as many manufacturing steps as paperboard does. This means that it can be bundled together, shredded, and mixed with water to make new cardboard fiber. Paperboard, on the other hand, goes through a much more complicated recycling process to remove foil or a wax liner that has to be separated out from the paper fibers.  This is why paperboard is distinguished from cardboard.

 


 
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