RecycleIndy Challenge

For the second year in a row, RecycleForce is issuing the RecycleIndy Challenge in conjunction with America Recycles Day on November 15. The challenge? To collect 500,000 lbs of electronics for recycling through special events from November 1-22.

irecyclegreenThe RecycleIndy Challenge highlights the importance of recycling as a means of economic development and job creation as well as an opportunity to trim greenhouse gas emissions, reduce pollution, save energy and conserve resources by extracting few virgin materials from the earth.

RecycleIndy Challenge Events


RecycleIndy Corporate Challenge - Nov. 1 – 11
Businesses and organizations around Indianapolis will collect electronics for recycling during the first 11 days of November.

RecycleIndy Rush Hour Recycling
On November 11-15, “Rush Hour Recycling” collections will be held in various locations around Central Indiana from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The concept is simple: commuters are encouraged to load up their vehicles with old electronics. The recycling sites are full-service – just pop the trunk and staff will unload recyclables and have commuters on their way to work.

• Monday, Nov. 11: Beck Service Center, 6025 Madison Ave., Indianapolis
• Tuesday, Nov. 12: ZESCO, 640 N. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis
• Wednesday, Nov. 13: Family video, 7301 Rockville Rd., Avon
• Friday, Nov. 15: Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis

RecycleIndy Challenge Daily Collections
Also, there will be daily collections held around the Greater Indianapolis area leading up to and following America Recycles Day. Area residents encouraged to load up their vehicles with old electronics, pull up to one of the staffed locations and RecycleForce will do the rest.

• November 11-14 (Noon to 7 p.m.):
- Baxter YMCA, 7900 Shelby Ave., Indianapolis
- Fishers YMCA, 9012 E. 126th St., Fishers

• November 15 - America Recycles Day (Various times):
- Southport Kroger, 4202 S. East St., Indianapolis - Nov. 15 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
- Speedway Kroger, 4790 W. 16th St., Indianapolis - Nov. 15 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
- Baxter YMCA, 7900 Shelby Ave., Indianapolis (Noon to 7 p.m.)
- Fishers YMCA, 9012 E. 126th St., Fishers (Noon to 7 p.m.)

• November 16 (Various times):
- Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers - Nov. 16 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
- Baxter YMCA, 7900 Shelby Ave., Indianapolis (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
- Fishers YMCA, 9012 E. 126th St., Fishers (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

• November 17: (Noon to 4 p.m.)
- Baxter YMCA, 7900 Shelby Ave., Indianapolis
- Fishers YMCA, 9012 E. 126th St., Fishers

• November 18-22 (Noon to 7 p.m.):
- Baxter YMCA, 7900 Shelby Ave., Indianapolis
- Fishers YMCA, 9012 E. 126th St., Fishers

*A complete list of all items accepted for recycling can be found here.
 

A special thank you to the Efroymson Family Fund and CICF:
 

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RecycleIndy Challenge Sponsors:

Kroger | YMCA of Greater Indianapolis | Connor Prairie Interactive History Park

 

About America Recycles Day
A program of Keep America Beautiful, American Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day and community-driven national awareness initiative dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.  Since its inception in 1997, communities across the country have organized events for America Recycles Day on November 15 to promote recycling awareness, commitment and action.