Is Your Community CLEAN? - Take a look at our members’ impacts! Municipalities across Indiana have joined CLEAN, implementing voluntary initiatives to protect their community’s health and environment. Use the map below to find out if your community is a CLEAN member and view their initiatives.
- Map of Current Members [PDF]
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- Submit an Indiana Clean Community Challenge Annual Performance Summary (State Form 53116, available on the IDEM Forms page)
- Reduce municipal electricity use by 10%.
- Improve air quality by increasing multi-use trails by three (3) miles.
- Improve air quality by planting 200 and/or $60,000 worth of trees.
- Strengthen regulations through zoning and subdivision control ordinances to preserve environmentally sensitive areas.
- Creation of recycling program for municipal departments.
- Beech Grove
- Establish community curbside recycling and increase amount of solid waste recycled by 10% each year.
- Accomplish one native flora planting per year.
- Recycle 100% of fluorescent bulbs utilized within municipal operations.
- Establish a community collection site for unwanted medicine and increase the amount collected by 10% each year.
- Increase the amount the community recycles paper by 10% each year.
- Increase tons of yard waste collected by the Street Department by 50% by 2014, then 10% each year after.
- Reduce overall paper usage in city operations by 3% and reduce number of police ticket books used by 25%.
- Reduce electricity usage in city buildings by 5% .
- Recycle 100% of polymer containers.
- Have disaster debris management plan in place by October 2014 in preparation for potential environmental impacts from natural disasters.
- Switch to alternative equipment and more efficient systems for any municipally owned facility
- Recycle fluorescent bulbs and rechargeable batteries generated by municipal operation; increase community recycling
- Increase tree plantings and utilize trees that need to come out for mulch
- Increase prescription drug collections
- Decrease storm water runoff & raise awareness of conservation
- Increase annual spending by 3% for forestry related matters.
- Increase total mileage of walking/biking trails by 10 miles.
- Develop two rain gardens and one community garden within the City.
- Reduce the amount of energy utilized by municipal operations by 2% in year one and another 2% in years two and three.
- Improve air quality by decreasing overall idle time of city department vehicles by 5% annually.
- Connect the Greencastle Community Schools to the People Pathways and National Road Heritage Trail by adding 0.97 miles of pedestrian trail.
- Create and adopt a stormwater standards manual that will serve as a guide for developers.
- Decrease electrical usage through energy efficient initiatives in utility department projects and decrease use of office space lighting. .
- Manually remove and chemically spray for invasive species in Big Walnut Sports Park and Cemetery.
- Increase recycling within municipal departments by 10% by 2013 and an additional 10% by 2014.
- Reduce consumption of electricity by 10% by city facilities and operations.
- Reduce road salt usage by 10%.
- Zero potential for spills.
- Increase native flora by 10%.
- Implement low impact/green practice retrofits pilot projects at 10 existing commercial and industrial properties.
- Reduce fuel consumption from lawn maintenance activities by 10%.
- Decrease litter in parks by 25%.
- Increase the square footage of wetland habitat.
- Develop a curbside yard waste disposal program promoting recycling/composting strategies.
- Promote planting of indigenous plant species within the town and reduce non-indigenous species by 10%.
- Educate the public regarding littering and provide increased enforcement against it.
- Develop and implement a plan to address log jams and partner with external organizations to remove logs and debris from Salt Creek.
- Improve salt storage containment areas on town property.
- Establish more stringent water loss policies for town buildings to conserve water resources.
- Reduce occurrences of illegal dumping by 25% in years one and two, and by 50% in year three. Also, reduce the amount of materials collected at illegal dumping sites by 25%.
- Complete a brownfields inventory and Phase I environmental assessment on up to 10 properties.
- Reduce litter in parks and litter from park events by 25%, reducing the number of man hours required to collect and dispose of litter.
- Increase city property native tree plantings by 5%.
- Increase the number of processes done digitally versus paper by 15% and increase the number of electronic wastewater utility bill recipients by 5%.
- Plant and maintain $9,000 worth of trees and become a Tree City.
- Develop two or more rain and/or native plant gardens.
- Expand on-road and off-road bicycle and pedestrian trails.
- Increase municipal facilities recycling efforts by 20% .
- Reduce natural habitat loss and increase surface permeability on new construction sites.
- Reduce fuel usage from lawn maintenance by 5%.
- Distribute rain barrels to at least 4% of residences.
- Implement a recycling program at community events and increase collection of recyclables by one ton each year .
- Develop a residential expired and spent fire extinguisher collection program within the Fire Department and increase collection by 20%.
- Plant 25 native tree species achieving Tree City status.
- Reduce fuel usage in municipal vehicles by 3% in the year one and 2% in years two and three.
- Clean Buck Creek, stabilize bank, and dredge by May 2017.
- Reduce electricity usage in city buildings by 2% in the year one and 2% in years two and three.
- Increase amount of recyclables collected by 15% in year one and by 10% in years two and three.
- Plant 25 trees on city property and distribute 50 trees to the public by December 2016.
- Increase walking paths/sidewalks within the City by five (5) blocks.
- Increase planting of native species by giving away 400 trees to the public, planting 100 trees on city property, and planting at least three (3) rain garden/wetland projects.
- Reduce paper usage by municipal operations by 10%.
- Increase household hazardous waste collection in community and city departments by 2%.
- Develop and market a litter campaign.
- West Lafayette
- Reduce electricity use by installing LED outdoor lighting at a park by June 2016.
- Reduce air emissions and fuel use through reduced mowing. Plant low maintenance ground cover at the wastewater plant to reduce fuel used in mowing by 5% by June 2016.
- Reduce amount of stormwater runoff entering combination sewers by incentivizing the installation of 100 rain barrels and 50 rain gardens on residential parcels within the CSO area by June 2016.
- Plant 100 trees along the new US 231 corridor near the multi-use trail by June 2016.
- Increase use of environmentally friendly products, products that are made of recycled materials or materials that are recycled more easily by 15% by June 2016.
- Convert 90% of ornamental lighting in 30% increments each year to LED’s by December 2017.
- Increase the number of ordinances, incentives and municipal policies that encourage “green” design buy 15% by December 2017.
- Replace 4 gasoline or diesel powered vehicles with electric or E-85; to replace 1 garbage truck with clean diesel technology and to research feasibility of installing CNG fueling stations by December 2017.
- Reduce the number of aerosol cans purchased by the city by 10% by December 2017.
- Create a litter taskforce and hold 2 anti-littering education campaigns in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
CLEAN Member Success Stories
- Recycling - City of Fishers [PDF].
- Community Recycling - City of Washington [PDF].
- Salt Reduction - City of Hobart [PDF].
- Community Tree Planting - City of Jasper [PDF].
- Prairie Plantings - City of Noblesville [PDF].
- City Composting - City of Portage [PDF].
- Partnering with Earlham College - City of Richmond [PDF].
- Downtown Revitalization - City of Tell City [PDF].
- Tire Re-Cap - City of West Lafayette [PDF].
Questions? Please contact the CLEAN program manager at (800) 988-7901 or via email at clean@idem.IN.gov.