eCycle is the term used to describe the recycling of electronics. Everything from cell phones to computers need to be recycled rather than thrown away. Electronics contain hazardous materials such as lead and mercury. These materials, if buried in a landfill, can contaminate groundwater and cause serious health issues for humans. Instead of throwing them away, take them to be recycled. Electronics can be broken down and separated into plastic and aluminum to be reused. The City of Indianapolis has a program called ToxDrop for all city citizens where you can drop off your electronics and household hazardous waste to be recycled and/or disposed of properly. Please check this webpage often for times and locations of special events. Residents are limited to disposing of five (5) computer systems per visit.
West Street Collection Facility1725 West Street, Bldg. 1Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9am- 11am(Directions)
IMPD Training Facility (located near Superior Court 13)9049 E. 10th St3rd Saturday of each month, 9am- 2pm(Directions)
Perry Township Government Center 4925 S. Shelby St2nd Saturday of each month, 9am- 2pm (Directions)
Traders Point Collection Facility 7550 N. Lafayette Rd1st Saturday of each month, 9am- 2pm(Directions)
The ToxDrop sites are closed on the fourth and fifth Saturday of the month and all major holidays.
The act of improperly disposing of household hazardous waste (HHW) and eScrap items, including leaving them at the ToxDrop sites outside of the noted hours of operation, is considered illegal dumping.
Throughout the year, ToxDrop sponsors partner with community organizations to host ToxAway and/or eScrap events as the budget allows. The largest event is the Post Holiday Recycling Event, held in January of each year. Business waste will not be accepted during special events.