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Curbside Recycling


The city of Indianapolis provides the convenience of curbside recycling to your home for a nominal fee.

Once you are enrolled in the curbside recycling program, you will be billed for this service and provided with your recycle day, often the same day as your trash collection, and an 18-gallon bin.  Fill this bin with your recyclables - glass, #1 & #2 plastics, aluminum, tin, and steel beverage and food cans, newspapers and magazines (bundled and tied, or in a paper bag) - and place it out on your designated collection day for pick-up.  Your recyclables will then be taken to a local recycling processor.


Whether you recycle by curbside or drop-off, please help by properly preparing your recyclables:

  • Empty and rinse out jars, cans and bottles.  This will eliminate odors, which can attract insects and animals.  
  • Put newspaper in paper bags, such as grocery sacks, to keep them from being blown about in the wind.
  • Don't leave the items inside plastic bags.  Plastic bags are not recyclable in the curbside program.

To sign up for curbside recycling, contact the Mayor's Action Center at 327-4MAC(4622).