Community Resources

Useful neighborhood resources around the Indianapolis community.

  • It's My City Coalition
    It's My City Coalition

    Forty years ago, Mayor Hudnut iconically challenged Indianapolis residents to “put litter in its place,” and do their part to clean up our city with a public service announcement that has become synonymous with civic pride — the “Hudnut Hook.” Today, the City of Indianapolis, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and Eli Lilly, are building upon this legacy by challenging Indianapolis residents to once again get involved for the betterment of our community.

     “It’s My City” is a three-year effort designed to leverage civic pride and engage residents in the health of Indianapolis. Designed to progressively improve our city until, at the end of 2019, we see a city that is clean, green and beautiful – and full of residents who are proud to call Indianapolis home.

    LEARN HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

  • Recycling

    Indiana Recycling Coalition

    A complete listing of area recycling drop-off points in Indianapolis is available through the Indiana Recycling Coalition. They have a great mapping tool to find a recycling facility near you.

    For more information visit www.indianarecycling.org or call 317.632.5915.

    Earth911

    Didn’t find what you were looking for?  Earth911.com has an online, searchable database to help you locate recycling facilities.

  • Mayor's Neighborhood Advocates

    Your Mayor’s Neighborhood Liaison is your direct link to Mayor Hogsett’s office, as well as any city department and service. Neighborhood Liaisons serve as a bridge between citizens and city government, acting as ombudsmen and providing a communication link between neighborhoods and the City. Find out how to contact your Neighborhood Liaison at indy.gov.

     

  • Mayor's Action Center

    The Mayor’s Action Center (MAC) provides the citizens of Indianapolis and Marion County with one central organization to contact for requesting service, obtaining information or registering complaints.  This can be done by calling the MAC at 327-4MAC (4622) or by submitting your request online at www.indy.gov/RequestIndy.

  • ToxDrop & eCycle Programs

    City of Indianapolis ToxDrop

    The City of Indianapolis offers four locations in Marion County where residents can drop off household hazardous waste and electronics for recycling at no charge. Call 3274869. Click here to learn more.

    RecycleForce

    Need to recycle anything with a cord, and RecycleForce will take it.  Visit their drop-off at 1125 Brookside Ave. or their website www.recycleforce.com.

    Best Buy Recycling Program

    Best Buy accepts computers, TVs, and many other electronics at their stores.  Click here for details.

  • Dumpster rental, yard waste drop-off, and trash disposal

    To review these community resources click here.

  • Indy Crime Watch

    North District:

    Gerardo E. Becerra, Crime Watch Specialist  |  327-3781  |  E. 30th St.

    Downtown District:

    Tony Brown, Community Relations Officer  |  327-6515  |  39 West Jackson Place, Suite 500

    East District:

    Steve Talley, Crime Watch Specialist  |  327-6265  |  201 N. Shadeland Ave.

    Northwest District:

    Diane Moorman, Crime Watch Specialist  |  327-6572  |  3821 N Industrial Blvd.

    Southeast District:

    Ann Westropp, Crime Watch Specialist  |  327-6365  |  1150 Shelby St.

    Southwest District:

    Stephen Magnuson, Crime Watch Specialist  |  327-6465  |  551 N King Ave.


    A Block Club is a self-help cooperative effort to reduce crime and fear of crime.  This is achieved by citizens, law enforcement, and local government working together.  Members of a Block Club are not asked to be vigilantes or to assume the role of the police.  However, they assist law enforcement by observing and reporting.

  • Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County

    General Information:   221-2000    Formal Complaint Line:   221-2141

    Department of Vector Borne Disease Prevention

    Mosquito-Borne Disease – Reduces the potential of mosquito-borne disease through control measures directed toward elimination of both larvae and adult mosquitoes.  Conducts complete larviciding and adulticiding procedures.  Implements biological control and source reduction measures to reduce mosquito population.  Special investigations and control measures are conducted for problem bees, hornets, bats and or birds.

    Chuck Dulla                                                    221-7440

    4001 East 21st Street

    Indianapolis, IN  46218

    Tool Loan Program – Provides tools (brooms, rakes, shovels, etc.) to volunteers for neighborhood clean-up projects for 1-2 days.

    Daron Thompson                                                   221-7588

    Rodent Control – Identifies rodent infestations and environmental conditions that promote rodent infestation.  Provides baiting services to eliminate breeding sites.    221-7588

  • Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center

    1802 North Illinois Street   Indianapolis, IN 46202      920-0330     www.inrc.org

    Neighborhood Organization Assistance Programs – Provides the tools and skills necessary to neighborhood organizations so that they can set their own priorities and effectively address the issues which affect their neighborhoods’ quality of life.  Services can include information and/or training on how to: get a neighborhood association started, run an effective meeting, write a grant, write a newsletter, get involved with the zoning process, resolve conflicts, or develop a strategic plan.

  • Marion Superior Court Probation Division

    Georgette Sims, Community Work Services Coordinator   327-8258 

    200 E. Washington Street   Suite T322       Indianapolis, IN 46204

    Can provide up to 15 community service workers to perform community service projects.

  • Guide to Green Infrastructure

    There are many projects any community can do to reduce storm water runoff. Click here to learn more.

  • Indiana Native Plant & Wildflower Society (INPAWS)

    We need native plants, and lots of kinds of them, to sustain life in our ecosystem. Biodiversity has been nature’s way of ensuring the survival of species. We need to bring back the variety of native plants that has sustained life for millions of years!

    Click here to learn more.

  • Community/Urban Gardening Resources

    The Purdue Extension – Marion County offers many programs for community and urban gardening: