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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 Market Development Grants Available

IDEM Office of Program Support on behalf of the Recycling Market Development Board (RMDB) is now accepting 2023 recycling grant funding proposals. The deadline for submissions is June 21, 2023, at 4:00 PM.

Public/private businesses, local government, and non-profit organizations may seek a grant starting at $50,000 and up to $500,000 with a 50% cash match. Projects should focus on increasing collection or consumption, as well as economic development, education, and outreach efforts related to recycling.

The Recycling Market Development Program page offers detailed proposal requirements and can assist with questions about the proposal process.

Electronic Waste (E-Waste) Recycling Day – May 13, 2023

Governor Holcomb declared May 13, 2023, Electronic Waste (E-Waste) Recycling Day [PDF]. IDEM educates and encourages Hoosiers to support local e-waste collection and recycling programs. On Indiana E-Waste Recycling Day, Hoosiers are urged to set aside their unwanted devices and dispose of them safely at an e-cycling collection center in their community.

Recycling Roundtable Discussion: Waste Audits and Data Collection

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.

Join us May 11, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. when speakers will discuss different approaches to identify the materials that make up your solid waste stream to better develop and implement successful waste diversion programs.

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

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