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2016

2015 Recycling Activity Summary Report Released

The first overview [PDF] of Indiana’s recycling information is now available. The report provides data from municipal solid waste recyclers required to report recycling activities. The information will help the state measure strides toward meeting the 50 percent recycling goal mandated by the Indiana legislature.

2015 Indiana E-Cycle Report Due Dates Announced

Collector and recycler reports that cover 2015 (Program Year 6) are due by April 1, 2016. All collectors and recyclers that were registered with Indiana E-Cycle for 2015 are required to report their collection and/or recycling results even if no covered electronic devices were collected or recycled. Both reporting forms are available on the IDEM Forms page. Please contact Indiana E-Cycle at (800-988-7901, e-cycle@idem.in.gov), if you have any questions about completing your report.

Manufacturer reports that cover 2015 (Program Year 6) are due by June 1, 2016. All manufacturers that were registered with Indiana E-Cycle for 2015 are required to report the amount of covered electronic devices collected and recycled on their behalf, even if that amount is zero. The reporting form is available on the IDEM Forms page. Please contact Indiana E-Cycle at (800-988-7901, e-cycle@idem.in.gov) if you have any questions about completing your report.

2015

Indiana E-Cycle Workshop

The Indiana Recycling Coalition is hosting an Indiana E-Cycle Workshop from 1:30 PM to 4:30P M on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the Marriott East in Indianapolis. All interested parties are invited to attend to learn more about the Indiana E-Cycle program and to discuss the program’s successes and challenges. Agenda and registration information is available online.

Drug Enforcement Administration Rule Change

In December 2014, the Drug Enforcement Administration finalized rules and regulations to the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010. In order to become authorized to collect unwanted medicine, registration with the DEA is required. To become an authorized registrant, you can submit a modification request in writing to the U.S. DEA or you can submit a request online. The request must contain:

  • Registrant’s name, address, and DEA number
  • The method(s) of collection:
    • Collection receptacle and/or
    • Mail-back program
  • Authorized signature per §1301.13(j)

No fee is required for this modification request.

New Reporting Requirements of Recycling Activities

House Enrolled Act 1183 requires recyclers to complete a Recycling Activity Report and submit to IDEM the amount and type of recyclables they process.

2014

Prescription Drug Take Back Event: Colts Bleed Blue Drive

The Indiana Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Task Force is holding a Prescription Drug Take Back Event.

  • Saturday, December 13, 2014
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Lucas Oil Stadium

Visit the BitterPill.IN.gov booth and enter to win a pair of Colts Tickets! Bring your unwanted medications to the Colt’s Bleed Blue Blood Drive and they will dispose of them safely, protecting the environment and your family’s health.

Fall 2014 “MARSH Clean Out Your Cabinet” Event

Dispose of your unwanted, unneeded medicine the right way! The annual event sponsored by MARSH is October 24-27, 2014, at all MARSH and MainStreet Pharmacy locations. Protect your family; protect yourself from accidental in-home poisonings. Eliminate a risk of theft from having unwanted, unneeded medications in your home. Remember the safety of our communities’ ground water supply is everyone’s responsibility; don’t flush your medicine. Open to individuals only. Sharps collected only in re-sealable, hard-plastic containers. Call (317) 594-2408 for details on dates, times, and what medicines will be accepted.

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, 2014, 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.

Yellow Jug Old Drug Program Expands to Indiana

Properly disposing of unwanted medicines protects our lakes and streams and prevents prescription drug abuse and accidental poisonings. In partnership with the Indiana Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Task Force and the Office of the Attorney General, IDEM invites Indiana pharmacies to help provide safe disposal options year round by joining the Great Lakes Clean Water Organization’s Yellow Jug Old Drugs Program. This program is for non-controlled substances only. The Bitter Pill webpage and the Recycle Indiana Unwanted Medicines webpage supply a list of locations where residents can take controlled substances.

U.S. DEA Earth Day Prescription Drug Take Back

On April 26, 2014, 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.

Spring 2014 “MARSH Clean Out Your Cabinet” Event

Dispose of your unwanted, unneeded medicine the right way! The annual event sponsored by MARSH is March 14-17, 2014, at all MARSH locations. Protect your family; protect yourself from accidental in-home poisonings. Eliminate a risk of theft from having unwanted, unneeded medications in your home. Remember the safety of our communities’ ground water supply is everyone’s responsibility. Open to individuals only. Call (317) 594-2408 for details on dates, times, and what medicines will be accepted.