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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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Recycling Roundtable Discussion: Indiana E-waste Program – New Format!

Join us March 20th for the rescheduled Recycling Roundtable Discussion with a new format and discussion of Indiana’s E-waste Program.

IDEM hosts 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.

Join us Wednesday, March 20 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. via Microsoft Teams for the next discussion on Indiana’s E-cycle program. In addition, we will be celebrating achievements and milestones within everyone’s organization and creating a space to share challenges and brainstorm solutions.

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

Community Recycling Grants: Accepting Applications Aug. 21 - Sept. 29, 2023

Grant funding is available for recycling and household hazardous waste collection and disposal. Eligible projects should focus on education and promotion of recycling, processing of recyclable materials, waste reduction, or HHW and organics management.

Counties, municipalities, solid waste management districts, universities, schools, and nonprofit organizations in Indianan are eligible to submit a Community Recycling Grant application requesting $1,000 to $100,000 in funding.

For additional information on eligibility, guidelines, and application visit the Community Recycling Grant Program page.

See the Featured Topics page for additional information about these and other opportunities.

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