INDIANAPOLIS – (December 21, 2010) For the fifth year in a row, residents will take advantage of the Post-Holiday Recycling Event to recycle and properly dispose of holiday waste and unwanted electronics. Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB), is a partner in the event, sponsored by the Office of Sustainability (SustainIndy), Indy Parks, and the Department of Public Works. The event is Saturday, January 8, 2011 from 10am until 2pm at four Indy park locations.
Park locations for the event are Broad Ripple Park (1550 Broad Ripple Ave.), Ellenberger Park(5301 E. St. Clair St.), Garfield Park (2354 Pagoda Dr. – Arts Center), and Krannert Park (605 S. High School Rd.). At each location, residents will have the opportunity to recycle live Christmas trees, electronics & cell phones, white molded Styrofoam, gift boxes and cardboard boxes. In addition, this year, school and office paper, junk mail, magazines and catalogs will be accepted for recycling by Abitibi/Paper Retriever, with proceeds benefiting KIB. Recycled cell phones will also benefit KIB.
“We could not be more thrilled to continue this post-holiday tradition with the City of Indianapolis, said David Forsell, president of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. “Giving Indy residents an opportunity to properly dispose of these items will not only instill the value of reduce, reuse and recycle, but also benefits KIB and our mission to beautify the city. ”
Indianapolis has many opportunities for recycling in Marion County. To learn more, please visitwww.kibi.org/recycle.
About Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc.
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit engaging neighborhoods in environmental and community improvement projects throughout the city. Last year, KIB engaged over 40,000 volunteers on over 500 projects around the city. The mission of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. is to unite people to build community and transform public spaces through aesthetic and environmental improvement. To learn more, visit www.kibi.org or follow us onfacebook.com/kibiorg or twitter.com/kibiorg.
Mayor Ballard launched SustainIndy and created the Office of Sustainability in October of 2008. SustainIndy is a bold and innovative enterprise aimed at delivering long-term cost savings to the city, building the local economy, improving our quality of life and enhancing our environmental and public health. Its efforts are designed to aggressively move Indianapolis forward in making it one of the most sustainable cities in the Midwest. For more information, please visit www.sustainindy.org.