The holidays are over, family members have headed home, and you are left with a pile of empty boxes, a lot of junk, and a Christmas tree that has had its time taking up half of your living room.
Rather than tossing everything in a bag and hauling it to the curb as garbage, consider an eco-friendly way to clean up the mess.
Sponsored by the Office of Sustainability, Indy Parks, and the Department of Public Works, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) will be hosting the sixth annual Post-Holiday Recycling Event in order to encourage residents to discard their holiday garbage in an eco-friendly way.
During Post-Holiday Recycling, residents will be able to dispose of electronics, live Christmas trees, white molded Styrofoam, gift boxes, and cardboard boxes. All materials brought to the event will be recycled.
Also, for the first time, paper shredding will be available at no cost for attendees. Although paper shredders will be at every location, each vehicle is limited to five or fewer boxes of paper.
The "green" event will take place on Saturday, January 14 from 10 o'clock until two o'clock. For convenience purposes, citizens may attend any of four locations: Broad Ripple Park, Ellenberger Park, Garfield Park, and Krannert Park.