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Multiple studies show that formerly incarcerated individuals are less likely to reoffend if they have a job. At RecycleForce, we aim to reduce recidivism by recycling electronic waste.

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Success Stories

We want to shout about the many folks who try hard and change their lives here!

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Success Stories

See how we do it.

We process over 6 million pounds of materials a year.

With a little help from "The Beast," our process breaks down materials to their simplest form.

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Recycling Services

RecycleForce provides a wide array of comprehensive recycling services to numerous clients and partners across Indiana. Whether you’re a resident looking to get rid of that pile of junk that’s been sitting in your basement for months, or you’re a business that needs comprehensive waste disposal services, RecycleForce can meet your needs in timely and cost-efficient way.

  • Electronics

    Electronics:

    • Telephone Systems
    • Cell Phones
    • Computers
    • Monitors (except bare CRT tubes)
    • Scanners
    • Printers
    • Fax Machines
    • Photocopiers
    • Microwaves
    • Televisions
  • Paper

    Paper:

    • Cardboard
    • Phonebooks
    • Copy paper
  • Metal

    Metal:

    • Aluminum
    • Copper
    • Brass
    • Nickel
  • Glass

    Glass:

    • Amber
    • Green
    • Clear

FAQs

What materials do you take?

We can recycle anything with a cord. We also accept all household recycling, cardboard, and bikes and bicycle accessories.

View our complete list of materials we accept for recycling.

Can you take my paint or other household hazardous waste?

We don't accept these materials, but you can take them to the city toxdrop locations.

How much does it cost to drop off items at your facility?

It's free with the exception of old TVs and CRT monitors.

Why do you need to charge me to take an old TV?

CRT tubes (the screen of the TV or monitor) contain lead and glass—so it's a bit more complicated to dispose of these tubes. The lead levels in the CRT tubes mean we can't take them to a traditional glass recycler. And our lead recycling partners can do little with the tubes because of all the... more

Do I need to be concerned about my data on my computer?

When a computer is donated to us it will not be powered up at all. It will be destroyed and taken apart quickly. If you have any concerns or want more specifics, feel free to contact us.

What is RecycleForce?

RecycleForce, an Indianapolis-based 501(c)3 organization, is a social enterprise offering comprehensive, innovative and responsible recycling services while providing life-changing workforce training to formerly incarcerated individuals.

RecycleForce launched in 2006 under the name Workforce,... more

Donate Now

Support RecycleForce by making a tax-deductible online donation. Your financial contribution will allow us to continue our environmental mission and provide job training and life skills to ex-offenders.

Clients

  • Earlham College
  • Bethel College Indiana
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • DePauw University