As Earth Day approaches, Indianapolis residents are gearing up for a weekend of cooperative cleanliness aimed at keeping our corner of the planet clean. From electronic recycling to city-wide cleanups, residents have several opportunities to make a difference and keep our planet green.
On Saturday, the City of Indianapolis has teamed up with Recycleforce to offer free electronic recycling at Riverside Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The goal is to divert non-decomposable electronic waste from overstuffed Indiana landfills. The service is free, and anything with an attached electrical cord is eligible. This is a great opportunity for residents to get rid of their old electronic devices in an eco-friendly manner and do their part to protect the planet.
Another event aimed at keeping our planet clean is the Indianapolis Zoo’s Power Recycling Day. Presented by Technology Recyclers, this event offers the same free service as the Riverside Park event, with the added benefit of document shredding provided by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department for a $5 donation. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is a great opportunity for residents to recycle their old electronics while also ensuring the safety of their personal information.
The city-wide cleanup effort began along many of Indiana’s two-lane roads Friday during the Indiana Department of Transportation’s “Trash Bash!” event. Volunteers are encouraged to sign a waiver and wear a provided safety vest to participate. If you’re interested in making a difference, call 855-INDOT4U or reach out online at INDOT4U.com. In years past, volunteer crews have helped pick up thousands of bags filled with littered trash, making a significant impact on the cleanliness of our roads.
In addition to outdoor cleanups, residents are also cleaning their own homes. On Saturday, the Faith Presbyterian Church is hosting a clutter-clearing event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit Habitat for Humanity, The Julian Center, and other organizations working towards building a better community.
As we celebrate Earth Day, let us all take a moment to reflect on our impact on the planet and do our part to keep it clean for future generations. These events are a great opportunity for residents to come together and make a difference in their community and the world.