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Recycle Indiana

Welcome to Recycle Indiana! The recycling section of IDEM aims to reduce municipal solid waste and help Indiana reach and sustain a recycling rate of 50 percent. The recycling section staff work with partners across the state to promote recycling and provide technical assistance to individuals, businesses, solid waste management districts, schools, municipalities, and other organizations to find appropriate disposal methods for recyclable materials.

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America Recycles Day

Governor Eric J. Holcomb issued a Proclamation declaring November 15, 2022, America Recycles Day. In partnership with IDEM, the Proclamation recognizes the 25th America Recycles Day, which is a nationally recognized day for businesses, government agencies and individuals to consider the importance of recycling and to commit to reducing waste, making recycling an everyday habit, and considering recycled products when making purchases.

Recycling Roundtable Discussion: Education and Outreach

IDEM is hosting a series of quarterly meetings to discuss issues, share resources, and find solutions to current challenges facing recyclers and Indiana's recycling industry. The purpose is to facilitate solutions to help Indiana meet its goal of a 50% recycling rate while helping to spur economic growth in recycling markets.

Recycling stakeholders across Indiana are invited to attend, including solid waste haulers, municipalities, recyclers, manufacturers, composters, educational institutions, non-profit advocacy groups, solid waste management districts, environmental contractors, industry groups, and others.

Registration information and past recordings are available on the Indiana Recycling Roundtable Discussion page.

Central Indiana Waste Diversion Pilot Project

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) announced the availability of $4 million in funding to implement the Central Indiana Waste Diversion Pilot Project. This funding is available for waste diversion and recycling projects. To be eligible, projects must be located in Marion County.

Pilot project funding is available through IDEM’s Recycling Market Development Program. Projects must demonstrate waste diversion from landfills and establish a dedicated Indiana-based market for commercial use of the material. Proposals are accepted through October 1, 2022.

The Central Indiana Waste Diversion Pilot Project page offers detailed information, application guidelines, and provides the link to the application form.

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