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Indianapolis changes recycling drop-off sites

DPW is adding a site at Washington Square Mall and closing the site at Rhodius Park.
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INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis residents will notice a change in community recycling drop-off sites Monday.

The city's Department of Public Works is adding a site at Washington Square Mall and closing the site located at Rhodius Park.

Two roll-off recycling boxes will be placed in the mall's southeastern parking lot, just east of Target and near the bridge over Grassy Creek. 

Signs in Rhodius Park will inform residents that site has closed and direct them to the next closest recycling site at Old City Hall at 202 N. Alabama St.

In November, DPW added a recycling box to the existing site at John Marshall Community High School on East 38th Street. That box will remain there for the foreseeable future, according to an announcement from the city.

DPW reminds residents that drop-off locations are to be used for disposing of recyclable materials only. All materials must be loose, clean, and dry and all cardboard boxes must be flattened before they go in a recycling box. 

Don't bag your recyclables because plastic bags get caught in machines and put employees at risk during the sorting process.  

Any property owners interested in hosting a new recycling drop-off location should contact the Indy DPW recycling team at sustainindy@indy.gov. Sites should have space approximately 80 feet long by 40 feet wide to accommodate the roll-off boxes, plus plenty of extra clearance for vehicle access.

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