Indianapolis begins recycling program
Indianapolis deputy mayor Steve Campbell and the
director of public works Kumar Menon announced the launch of Recycle
Indianapolis and the kick off of the Downtown Recycling Initiative.
Recycle Indianapolis is a new, comprehensive program
that will broaden recycling participation in Indianapolis through
increased awareness and education by promoting ease of use, waste
reduction and environmental responsibility through personal, neighborhood
and citywide opportunities.
“The goal of Recycle Indianapolis is to
change the attitude, behavior and understanding of recycling in
Indianapolis by the general public, industries and schools as well
as encourage active participation in source reduction, reuse and
recycling of solid waste and other materials,” Menon said.
In addition to the launch of Recycle Indianapolis,
the department of public works kicked off the Downtown Recycling
Initiative in partnership with Waste Management and Indianapolis
Decorative recycling containers supplied by Waste
Management have been placed in five downtown locations to promote
aluminum and plastic recycling among residents, businesses and tourists.