City offers holiday recycling Saturday

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Indy Parks and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful is partnering with the City's Office of Sustainability for its annual holiday recycling event this weekend. 

This is the seventh straight year residents will be able to drop of unwanted electronics and holiday waste for recycling.  The city will offer four locations from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday for drop off.  

"We are excited to help organize this event again this year," said Ashlee Fujawa, PR Director with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. "Partnering with the City and other organizations, such as Recycle Force, help many residents start 2013 with an empty recycle bin, and resources to continue recycling into the New Year."

The following items will be accepted at this year's event:

Real Christmas Trees (lights and ornaments removed)
Gift Boxes
Cardboard Boxes
Styrofoam (molded, white only)
Old Electronics
Magazines and Catalogs

Last year, a record amount of recyclable materials was dropped off, including over 4000 tons of Styrofoam; this is a 128 percent increase from the total collected in 2011.

No artificial trees will be accepted, all garland, tinsel, ornaments, lights and other non-organic material needs to be off the trees.

Recyclables will be accepted at four Indy Parks locations. Follow signs within each park to the specific drop-off locations:

Broad Ripple Park, 1610 Broad Ripple Ave. - front entrance.
Ellenberger Park, 5301 E. St. Clair St. - main parking lot
Garfield Park, 2450 S. Shelby St. - arts center parking lot
Krannert Park, 605 S. High School Road, north parking lot

To learn more about Indianapolis' efforts to become one of the most sustainable cities in the Midwest, visit