KIB/NUVO Recycling Guide 2009 

There is a hierarchy in the three R's associated with reduction of waste.

REDUCE, being the highest choice in living a greener life, involves choosing to use less in order to generate less waste. Avoiding disposable products and buying items that can be used and reused help to reduce waste significantly. Consider purchasing durable, long-lasting goods and using reusable shopping bags instead of plastic (disposable) shopping bags provided by retailers.

REUSE is the second best choice - reusing the material in its current form until it is no longer usable, or donating items (clothing, household goods, etc.) versus disposing of or recycling. Repair what is broken or give it to someone who can repair it.

RECYCLING is the last choice, when an item is no longer useable in any form. By placing it in the recycle stream instead of the waste stream, we can ensure that the material will be recycled over and over into new items. Recycling also includes buying products with recycled content.

Please remember! It is always more beneficial to REUSE items if possible before RECYCLING them! Please consider donating any usable items to non-profit organizations like Goodwill, AMVETS, Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul, Rehab Resource ...

Aerosol Cans (empty):

(1) All Recycle Indianapolis drop-off sites: www.kibi.org/recycle

Aluminum/Steel Cans:

(1) All Recycle Indianapolis drop-off sites: www.kibi.org/recycle

(2) Trinity Recycling, 1947 Stout Field West Drive, 317-381-0968, www.trinityrecycling.us

(3) Happy Scrap Company, 4201 E. Massachusetts Ave.

(4) Habitat for Humanity, 1011 E. 22nd St., 317-921-2121, www.indyhabitat.org

Any "Scrap Metal" company will pay you - find them in the Yellow Pages under "Scrap Metal"

*See Also: METALS

Antifreeze:

(1) City of Indianapolis Tox-Drop: 317-327-4TOX (4869), www.sustainindy.org/toxdrop.cfm

(2) All Indy Lube locations - see phone book for locations

(3) All Jiffy Lube locations - www.jiflube.com

Appliances:

(1) Appliance Outlet, 2025 English Ave., 317-788-8681

(2) OmniSource, 2210 W. Oliver Ave., 317-264-2222

(3) NuGenesis, 1611 Hansel Pkwy., 317-834-8200

(4) Retrofit Recycling, 2156 S. Lynhurst Drive, 317-381-0628, www.retrofitcompanies.com

(5) Appliance Recyclers of Indiana, 2025 English Ave. 317-788-8681

(6) Disposal Alternatives, 6250 W. 38th St., 317-840-2503; drop-off hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday, noon-9 p.m. or call for pickup

Architectural Antiques/Salvage:

(1) Architectural Antiques of Indianapolis, 5000 W. 96th St, 317-873-2727, www.antiquearchitectural.com

(2) Habitat for Humanity, 1011 E. 22nd St., 317-921-2121, www.indyhabitat.org

(3) Midland Antiques, 907 E. Michigan St., 317-267-9005

(4) Rehab Resource, 101 S. Parker Ave., 317-637-3701; will pick up bathtubs, www.rehabresource.org

(5) Ty's Architectural Salvage, 317-985-4580; call for appointment

(6) White River Architectural Salvage & Antiques, 1325 W. 30th St., 317-924-4000, www.docsarchitecturalsalvage.com

Automotive Batteries:

(1) Ace Battery Inc., 2166 Bluff Road, 317-786-2717

(2) Deka Battery, 918 S. Senate, 317-236-6288

(3) Retrofit Recycling, 2156 S. Lynhurst Drive, 317-381-0628, retrofitcompanies.com

Batteries (household):

(1) Batteries Plus, all locations, www.batteriesplus.com

(2) Marion County Public Libraries, locations: www.imcpl.lib.in.us; collection bins located in front lobbies

(3) Retrofit Recycling, 2156 S. Lynhurst Drive, 317-381-0628, retrofitcompanies.com

(4) Lighting Resources, 498 Park 800 Drive, Greenwood, 317-888-3889

Books:

REUSE:

(1) Half Price Books, locations: www.halfpricebooks.com

(2) Marion County Public Libraries, locations: www.imcpl.lib.in.us

(3) Teacher's Treasures, 1800 E. 10th St., 317-264-1758, www.teacherstreasures.org

RECYCLE:

(1) Trinity Recycling, 1947 Stout Field West Drive, 317-381-0968

Brass: *See: METALS

Buckets, 5-Gallon:

(1) Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, 1029 Fletcher Ave., call: 317-264-7555

(2) Appliance Recyclers of Indiana, 2025 English Ave., 317-788-8681

Building Materials (new & used):

(1) Assets Recycling, 701 N. Holt Road, 317-635-7774

(2) Habitat ReStore, 1011 E. 22nd St., 317-921-2121, www.indyhabitat.org

(3) Rehab Resource, 101 S. Parker Ave., 317-637-3701, www.rehabresource.org

Bicycles:

(1) Free Wheeling Project, 418 E. 34th St., gym entrance off 34th Street, inside church, 317-429-7973; hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 3-6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

(2) Indy Cycle Specialist, 5804 E. Washington St., 317-356-4585

Carpet/Padding:

REUSE:

(1) Rehab Resource Inc., 101 S. Parker, 317-637-3701, www.rehabresource.org

(2) Teacher's Treasures, 1800 E. 10th St., 317-264-1758, www.teacherstreasures.org

RECYCLE:

(1) Kruse Carpet Recycling, 4800 W. 96th St., 317-337-1950 ($20 fee regardless of amount), www.krusecarpetrecycling.com

(2) Carpet Cushions & Supplies, padding only (they pay for carpet padding per pound), 8418 E. 33rd St., 317-897-0437

Cell Phones & Accessories:

(1) Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc., 1029 Fletcher Ave., 317-264-7555, www.kibi.org/recycle

(2) Indiana Recycling Coalition, www.indianarecycling.org

Clothing:

(1) Amvets, donation pickup service, 317-353-8140

(2) Goodwill Industries, for drop-off locations: www.goodwillindy.org

(3) St. Vincent de Paul, 1201 E. Maryland St., 317-687-1006

(4) Salvation Army, donation pickup service: 317-638-6585, ext. 100

Computer Equipment: *See ELECTRONICS

Concrete:

(1) Landrum, 1420 W. Troy Ave., 317-786-3386, www.landruminc.com

Copper: *See: METALS

Cardboard (Corrugated):

(1) Circle City Recycling, 3617 Southeastern Ave., 317-356-5491, Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, 6:30-11:30 a.m.)

(2) Indianapolis Recycled Fibers, 1775 S. West St., 317-634-7571

(3) Republic Services, 96th Street Transfer, 4935 Robison Road, 317-872-5492, Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 5-11 p.m.)

(4) Republic Services, Sam's Club parking lot, 3015 W. 86th St.; Broad Ripple Park, Evanston Street entrance

(5) Republic Services, 832 Langsdale Ave., 317-926-5492

(6) Trinity Recycling, 1947 Stout Field West Drive, 317-381-0968

(7) White River Recycling, 200 S. Harding St., 317-636-2024, www.raystrash.com

Electronics (Computer Equipment)

(1) City of Indianapolis Tox-Drop, 317-327-4TOX (4869), www.sustainindy.org/toxdrop.cfm

(2) American Industrial Services (Corporate Clients), 8500 Georgetown Road, 317-871-4091, www.americanenvironmental.net

(3) Appliance Recyclers of Indiana, 2025 English Ave., 317-788-8681

(4) Asset Forwarding (Corporate Clients), 7965 Allison Ave., 317-228-9091, www.assetforwarding.com

(5) Asset Recovery & Recycling (Corporate Clients), 1417 N. Harding, 317-522-1630, www.arrindi.com

(6) End Of Life Electronics, 11815 Technology Drive, Fishers, drop-offs on Mondays only, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., 317-849-7314, www.eolemidwest.com

(7) Goldsmith Group Inc. (Corporate Clients), 2107 N. Adams, 317-545-4747

(8) NuGenesis, 1611 Hansel Pkwy., 317-834-8200

(9) Recycled Computer Systems, 4327 Sellers St., 317-545-2420

(10) Retrofit Recycling, 2156 S. Lynhurst Drive, 317-381-0628, www.retrofitcompanies.com

(11) RecycleForce, Inc., 754 N. Sherman Drive, Suite 220, 317-532-1367, www.recycleindy.com

(12) Virtual Scavengers, pickup service for small fee, 317-454-9044

Eyeglasses:

(1) Dr. Tavel One Hour Optical Stores, for store hours and locations: www.drtavel.com

(2) The Eye Doctors, 3965 W. 106th St., 317-875-9339

(3) Lenscrafters, for store hours and locations: www.lenscrafters.com

Fluorescent Bulbs:

(1) City of Indianapolis Tox-Drop, 317-327-4TOX (4869), www.sustainindy.org/toxdrop.cfm

(2) Lighting Resources, 498 Park 800 Drive, Greenwood, 317-888-3889 (fee)

(3) Retrofit Recycling, 2156 S. Lynhurst Drive, 317-381-0628, retrofitcompanies.com (fee)

(4) Home Depot, all locations, www.homedepot.com

(5) Various hardware stores: White's Ace Hardware at Geist and Nora, Central Ace Hardware, Mr. Mikes Ace Hardware, Cardwell Do-It Best Home Center, Sullivan Hardware, Sullivan Hardware Do It Express, Fusek's True Value

Glass:

(1) All Recycle Indianapolis drop-off sites; www.kibi.org/recycle;

(2) Strategic Materials, Inc., 2550 W. Minnesota St., 317-484-2550, can drop off all types of glass Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., www.strategicmaterials.com

Furniture/Household Goods:

(1) Amvets, donation pickup service: 317-353-8140, no furniture

(2) Goodwill Industries, for drop-off locations: www.goodwillindy.org, 317-524-4313

(3) St. Vincent de Paul, 1201 E. Maryland St., 317-687-1006

(4) Salvation Army, donation pickup service: 317-638-6585, ext. 100

Hangers (Wire):

(1) Tuchman Cleaners, locations: www.tuchmancleaners.com/locations

(2) Deering Cleaners (Deering hangers only)

Hazardous Household Waste:

(1) City of Indianapolis Tox-Drop, 317-327-4TOX (4869); www.sustainindy.org/toxdrop.cfm

(2) Retrofit Recycling, 2156 S. Lynhurst Drive, 317-381-0628, www.retrofitcompanies.com (fee)

(3) NuGenesis, 1611 Hansel Pkwy., 317-834-8200

Ink-Jet & Laser Cartridge Recycling:

(1) Cartridge World locations, locations: www.cartridgeworldusa.com

(2) Ink Heads, 8739 Castle Park Drive, 317-841-8302

(3) RecycleForce, Inc., 754 N. Sherman Drive, Suite 220, 317-532-1367, www.recycleindy.com

Lead: *See: METALS

Mercury Devices (thermometers, etc):

(1) City of Indianapolis Tox-Drop, 317-327-4TOX (4869), www.sustainindy.org/toxdrop.cfm

(2) Lighting Resources, 498 Park 800 Drive, Greenwood, 317-888-3889 (fee)

(3) Retrofit Recycling, 2156 S. Lynhurst Drive, 317-381-0628, retrofitcompanies.com (fee)

Metals (ferrous & non):

(1) Farnsworth Metal Recycling (cars only), 3602 Farnsworth St., 317-481-8501

(4) J. Solotken & Company, Inc., 101 S. Harding St., 317-638-5566

(5) Keystone Recycling/Omnisource, 850 S. Keystone Ave., 317-974-1000

(6) Northside Recycling, 1212 E. 25th St., 317-937-2727

(5) OmniSource, locations: www.omnisource.com/indy.htm

(7) SW Industries, Inc., 2024 Bluff Road, 317-788-4221

(8) Appliance Recyclers of Indiana, 2025 English Ave., 317-788-8681

*Find additional METAL recyclers in Yellow Pages under "Scrap Metal"

Motor Oil:

(1) Advance Auto Parts: www.advanceautoparts.com

(2) AutoZone: www.autozone.com

(3) Indy Lube: (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.), see phone book for locations

(4) Jiffy Lube: www.jiffylube.com

(5) Tractor Supply Co.: www.tractorsupplyco.com

(6) Valvoline Instant Oil Change: www.vioc.com

(7) Wal-Mart: www.walmart.com

Newspaper:

(1) All Recycle Indianapolis drop-off sites, www.kibi.org/recycle

(2) Abitibi Paper Retriever Program, for the recycling bin nearest you: www.paperretriever.com or call 317-631-2820

(3) Indianapolis Recycled Fibers, 1775 S. West St., 317-634-7571

(4) Republic Recycling, 832 Langsdale, 317-926-5492, www.therecyclinggroup.com

(5) Trinity Recycling, 1947 Stout Field West Drive, 317-381-0968

(6) White River Recycling, 200 S. Harding St., 636-2024

Office Furniture & Office/School Supplies:

(1) Teacher's Treasures, 1800 E. 10th St., 317-264-1758, www.teacherstreasures.org

Paint:

REUSE:

(1) Assets Recycling, 701 N. Holt Road, 317-635-7774

(2) Habitat for Humanity, 1011 E. 22nd St, 317-921-2121 (un-opened only!)

(3) Rehab Resource, 101 S. Parker Ave., 317-637-3701, www.rehabresource.org

RECYCLE:

(1) City of Indianapolis Tox-Drop, 317-327-4TOX (4869), www.sustainindy.org/toxdrop.cfm

Pallets & Skids:

(1) A Pallet Company, 1305 Bedford St., 317-687-9020

(2) Buckingham Pallets, 2202 W. Raymond St., 317-244-2400

(3) Appliance Recyclers of Indiana, 2025 English Ave., 317-788-8681

*See "Pallets & Skids" in Yellow Pages for more listings

Paper (including junk mail):

(1) Abitibi Paper Retriever Program, for the recycling bin nearest you: www.paperretriever.com or call 317-631-2820

(2) Indianapolis Recycled Fibers, 1775 S. West St., 317-634-7571

(3) Trinity Recycling, 1947 Stout Field West Drive, 317-381-0968, www.trinityrecycling.us

(4) White River Recycling, 200 S. Harding St., 317-636-2024

Paper Board/Boxboard/Clipboard:

(1) Indianapolis Recycled Fibers, 1775 S. West St., 317-634-7571

(2) Trinity Recycling, 2025 Stout Field West Drive, 317-381-0968, www.trinityrecycling.us

(3) Republic Services Cardboard Sites: Sam's Club parking lot, 3015 W. 86th St.; Eastgate Consumer Mall, southeast parking lot; Broad Ripple Park, Evanston Street entrance

Phone Books:

(1) Indianapolis Recycled Fibers, 1776 S. West St., in bin marked "Phone Books Only," 317-634-7571 (do not place in cardboard bins!)

Plastics (No. 1 and No. 2):

(1) All Recycle Indianapolis drop-off sites, www.kibi.org/recycle

(2) Republic Services, 832 Langsdale Ave., 317-926-5492

(3) Trinity Recycling, 1947 Stout Field West Drive, 317-381-0968, www.trinityrecycling.us

Plastics (No. 1 through No. 7 - no Styrofoam):

(1) Indianapolis Recycled Fibers, 1775 S. West St., 317-634-7571

(2) Trinity Recycling, 1947 Stout Field West Drive, 317-381-0968, www.trinityrecycling.us

(3) Appliance Recyclers of Indiana, 2025 English Ave., 317-788-8681

Other Plastics:

(1) Plastic Recycling Inc., 2015 S. Pennsylvania St., 317-780-6100 (This company recycles CDs, VCR tapes, DVDs and jewel cases)

(2) Whole Foods Markets, 1300 E. 86th Street and Carmel location - accept plastics No. 5 only.

Plastic Shopping Bags:

(1) Kroger, all locations: www.kroger.com

(2) Indianapolis Recycled Fibers, 1775 S. West St., 317-634-7571

(3) Trinity Recycling, 1947 Stout Field West Drive, 317-381-0968

(4) Wal-Mart, all locations: www.walmart.com

Power Tool Chargers/Batteries:

(1) All Home Depot, locations: www.homedepot.com

(2) Retrofit Recycling, 2156 S. Lynhurst Drive, 317-381-0628, www.retrofitcompanies.com

Records:

REUSE:

(1) Half Price Books, locations: www.halfpricebooks.com

(2) Marion County Public Libraries, all locations: www.imcpl.lib.in.us

Refrigerators (call first regarding possible Freon charges):

(1) Appliance Recyclers of Indiana, 2025 English Ave., 317-788-8681

(2) Mayor's Action Center (for Heavy Trash schedule), 317-327-4622

(3) NuGenesis, 1611 Hansel Pkwy., 317-834-8200 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon)

(4) Keystone/OmniSource, 850 S. Keystone Ave., 317-974-1000

(5) Retrofit Recycling, 2156 S. Lynhurst Drive, 317-381-0628, www.retrofitcompanies.com

(6) Capitol City Metals, 2210 W. Oliver Ave., 317-264-2222

School Supplies:

(1) Teacher's Treasures, 1800 E. 10th St., 317-264-1758, www.teacherstreasures.org

Sports Equipment:

(1) Play It Again Sports, locations: www.playitagainsports.com

(2) Geared for Health, locations: Marsh Pharmacies, April-July 2009, 317-237-5000, www.indianasportscorp.com/youth/programs/gearedforhealth.html

Steel: *See: METALS

Styrofoam Packaging Peanuts and Bubble Wrap:

(1) The UPS Stores, all locations: www.theupsstore.com

Styrofoam (Expanded Polystyrene Foam Packaging No. 6)

(1) Createc Corp., 6835 Guion Road, 317-566-0022, drop-off service for molded Styrofoam only

(2) EPS National Mail-Back Option: Mail to Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers, 1298 Cronson Blvd., Suite 201, Crofton, MD 21114 USA

Televisions (Non-Working):

(1) Appliance Recyclers of Indiana, 2025 English Ave., 317-788-8681 (no fee)

(2) End Of Life Electronics, 11815 Technology Drive, Fishers, drop-offs on Mondays only, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., 317-849-7314

(3) RecycleForce, Inc., 754 N. Sherman Drive, Suite 220, 317-532-1367, www.recycleindy.com

(4) Retrofit Recycling, 2156 S. Lynhurst Drive, 317-381-0628, retrofitcompanies.com

(5) Virtual Scavengers, pickup service for small fee, 317-454-9044

Tires:

(1) Marion County Citizens' Transfer Station, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 2700 S. Belmont Ave.

Used Cooking Oil and Grease:

(1) Darling International, 700 W. Southern Ave., 317-784-4486 (for restaurants; fee)

Videos:

REUSE:

(1) Half Price Books, locations: www.halfpricebooks.comwww.halfpricebooks.com

(2) Marion County Public Libraries, all locations: www.imcpl.lib.in.us

(3) Teacher's Treasures, 1800 E. 10th St., 317-264-1758, www.teacherstreasures.org

RECYCLE:

(4) Plastic Recycling Inc., 2015 S. Pennsylvania St., 317-780-6100 (This company also recycles CDs, VCR tapes, DVDs and jewel cases)

Vinyl Siding:

(1) Exterior Building Products, Inc., 6212 W. Stoner Drive, Greenfield, 317-894-5300. Drop-off bin available 24/7.

Wood/Yard Waste (composted by these companies):

(1) CRS, 2351 Kentucky Ave., 317-714-5621 (pickup load fee $15)

(2) GreenCycle, 1103 W. Troy Ave., 317-780-8175 ($10 for up to half ton)

(3) Musselman Farms and Landscape Supply, Noblesville, accepts yard waste at no charge (no tree branches!), 317-773-5399

(4) South Side Landfill, 2561 Kentucky Ave., 317-247-6808 (minimum charge of $20 per pickup load)

(5) Worman Enterprises Organic Recycling, Zionsville, 317-873-4939 (fee)

(6) Ski Landscaping, 9786 E. 56th St., 317-897-5885, www.skilandscape.com, ($5/yard)

This listing is constantly expanding/changing!

Please check our Web site for the latest listings: www.kibi.org/recycle

Please submit additions/corrections to tstevens@kibi.org

THANK YOU FOR RECYCLING!

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