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U.S. DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Drug Enforcement Administration (U.S. DEA) hosts the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day that aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. This year’s event is on Saturday, September 27 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. More information and details on what items are accepted and collection locations are available on the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day website.

Indiana E-Cycle Summary Report

The second report on the implementation of the Indiana E-Waste Law and summary results from the first four years of the Indiana E-Cycle program are now available on the Indiana E-Cycle Results page.

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.