Recycling meeting for Indy


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As many of your readers know, the Covanta Advanced Recycling Center contract has recently been suspended and I am meeting with community members, neighborhoods and other stakeholders to gather input about the future of Indianapolis recycling. As part of that process, I am hosting a public meeting on April 6 to engage the community and identify what Indianapolis can do to create a more sustainable, livable city. Can you help me spread the word about this event so no voice in our community goes unheard?

Mayor Joe

RELATED: Here's NUVO's original coverage on the Covanta deal.

Hi Mayor Joe, nice to hear from you, especially in regard to such an important topic!

To give everyone a little background: On February 10, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett announced a temporary stop to the planned Covanta Advanced Recycling Center (ARC) to allow for public input and consideration. Later that month, the Indiana Court of Appeals permanently nullified the contract for the ARC.

The first of a series of public meetings and conversations to identify the best recycling options for Indy is Wednesday, April 6, from 4-6 p.m. at the Garfield Park Arts Gallery. The Mayor and city officials will make remarks, community groups and local stakeholders will share information about current and future recycling initiatives, and the public (that means YOU) will have an opportunity to provide thoughtful and productive input. Sign up in advance to ensure a time slot if you’d like to speak.

If you are unable to attend, but would like to provide input, ideas and comments can be sent to

Thanks for the note, Mr. Mayor. I think I speak for all of my subscribers in saying that we’re anxious to see where your leadership — and that of your smart and skilled Office of Sustainability — takes recycling and other sustainability issues in Indianapolis in the coming years.

Piece out,



Renee Sweany is NUVO's green living advice blogger.