Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Get Those Electronics Into the Trash This Week?

Effective 1 January 2011, Indiana households, public schools, and small businesses will no longer be allowed to mix unwanted electronics with municipal waste that’s intended for disposal at a landfill or by burning or incineration, according to the City of Indianapolis. This ban is implemented in cooperation with state law.

Indianapolis and Marion County residents can dispose of unwanted electronics such as computer monitors and equipment, televisions, printers, DVD players, and fax machines through the City’s ToxDrop program. The program is opened to all City residents to drop off their electronic and household hazardous waste to be recycled and/or disposed of properly.

Electronics (everything from cell phones to computers) may contain hazardous materials such as lead and mercury. These materials, if buried in a landfill, can contaminate groundwater and cause serious health issues for people.

Residents are limited to disposing of five computer systems per visit. ToxDrop locations are open year round and the service is free of charge. For more information about the ToxDrop program, go online or call 317:327-4TOX (317:327-4869).

ToxDrop Locations and Times
Belmont Avenue Collection Facility - 2700 South Belmont Avenue - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
IMPD Training Facility (located near Superior Court 13) - 9049 East 10th Street - 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Perry Township Government Center - 4925 South Shelby Street - 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Traders Point Collection Facility - 7550 North Lafayette Road - 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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