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DEA Earth Day Prescription Drug Take Back

On April 26th, the Indiana Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force will be partnering with the Indiana State Police to host a booth at the DEA Earth Day Prescription Drug Take Back event in White River State Park, downtown Indianapolis. They will collect unused medications, including Controlled Substances. This day also coincides with the DEA national drug take back day.

Education Curriculum Model & Education Guide

In accordance with SECTION 40. IC 13-20-17.5-6, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and the Association of Indiana Solid Waste Districts (AISWMD) have developed a science based curriculum model and corresponding environmental education programs that correlate to Indiana standards. This program guide is for the utilization of Solid Waste educators across the state.

Recycle Your Old Phone Books through Project ReDirectory

The new Yellow Pages phone book will be on your doorstep soon. As of October 14, you’ll be able to recycle your old phone books through local schools to help them earn cash prizes by recycling them. The Indiana Recycling Coalition’s Project ReDirectory runs October 14, 2013 - December 16, 2013.

Each of the schools listed on Project ReDirectory has the opportunity to receive a $100 cash prize for the minimum collection of 1 ton of recyclable phone books. The top three schools will win additional prize money. YP is the prize sponsor and Republic Services is the recycling sponsor.

Indiana E-Waste Program Summary Report

The first report on the implementation of the Indiana E-Waste Law and summary results from the first three years of the Indiana e-waste program are now available on the Indiana Electronic Waste Program Results page.

Sustain Indy Tox Drop

A new schedule for the Sustain Indy ToxDrop program has been announced: Residents of Marion County can now drop off their household hazardous waste one of the first three Saturdays of each month at four Indianapolis locations. More information and details on what items are accepted is available on the ToxDrop website.

What Can Be Recycled: Plastic Film:

The Plastic Film Recycling Organization provides signage indicating which types of plastic film may be recycled and which can not. Additionally, it is insctructed that only clean, dry plastic film may be recycled.