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 glass. So RecycleForce has to pay a fee to have CRTs disposed of safely and correctly, and we ask our partners to chip in for a portion of that cost.

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, Inc. RecycleForce is registered in good standing with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) as both a collector and processor of recycled materials and with Marion County as a registered recycling facility.

The City of Indianapolis Office of Sustainability awarded Green Piece Indy and RecycleForce with a Sustainability Award in 2009 for the Rush Hour Recycling program. RecycleForce won the Governor’s Award in 2010 for Environmental Excellence.

RecycleForce recived both ISO 9001 and Responsible Recycler (R2) certifications in 2012.