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City of Indianapolis Resources

At KIB, we do a lot of stuff. . . but we can’t tackle all of Indy’s clean, green, and beautiful needs alone. This is why we created a list of partner organizations and resources that you can use if one of our programs doesn’t meet your needs.


FLORA PERMIT

Flora Permit Application


RECYCLING

Circular Indiana 

A complete listing of area recycling drop-off points in Indianapolis is available through Circular Indiana. They have a great mapping tool to find a recycling facility near you.

For more information, visit  https://www.circularindiana.org or call 317-632-5915.

Earth911

Didn’t find what you were looking for? Earth911.com has a searchable online database to help you locate recycling facilities.


MAYOR’S NEIGHBORHOOD ADVOCATE

Your Mayor’s Neighborhood Advocate is your direct link to Mayor Hogsett’s office, as well as any city department and service. Neighborhood Advocates serve as a bridge between citizens and city government, representing neighborhood needs and providing a communication link between neighborhoods and the City.

Find out how to contact your Neighborhood Advocate at www.indy.gov.


MAYOR’S ACTION CENTER

The Mayor’s Action Center (MAC) provides residents of Marion County with one central organization to contact to request services, obtain information, or register complaints.

You can call the MAC at 317-327-4MAC (4622) or submit your request online at www.indy.gov/RequestIndy.


TOXDROP AND E-CYCLE PROGRAMS

City of Indianapolis ToxDrop

The City of Indianapolis offers four locations in Marion County where residents can drop off household hazardous waste and electronics for recycling at no charge. Call 317-327-4869 or visit www.indy.gov to learn more.

RecycleForce

Need to recycle anything with a cord? RecycleForce will take it. Visit their drop-off at 1255 Roosevelt Avenue or their website at www.recycleforce.com.

Best Buy Recycling Program

Best Buy accepts computers, TVs, and many other electronics at their stores. Visit www.bestbuy.com to learn more.

Community/Urban Gardening Resources

Are you hoping to start a community garden but not ready for KIB’s GreenSpace or GreenKids program? The Purdue Extension of Marion County offers many programs and resources for community and urban gardening.

Urban Agriculture Certificate: A year-long training for urban agriculture project leaders; begins in November.

Purdue Urban Farm Incubator Network: A network of beginning urban farmers and gardeners that focuses on building social capital and access to resources; begins in January each year (requires application).

Master Gardener: A multi-week class that covers many gardening and lawn topics and requires participants to then teach others in the community about gardening; offered each fall.

City Gardener: A basic set of workshops introducing the beginning gardeners to various topics; will be offered this spring.

Spring Garden Clinic: A one-day event with many different sessions about gardening; offered at the end of February, beginning of March on a Saturday.

Dumpster Rental, Yard Waste Drop-Off, and Trash Disposal

If you need somewhere to take trash or yard waste after your event, check out these ways to appropriately dispose of waste beyond our Event Greening program.


DUMPSTER RENTAL IN MARION COUNTY

Dumpsters are free and accessible through the Great Indy Cleanup program, which focuses on cleaning streets, alleyways, and other public spaces. But dumpsters can be harder to obtain for other projects. Here are a few links to companies in our area that offer dumpsters for rent.

Greenway Dumpsters 

Indy Rolloffs 

Ray’s Trash Service 

Republic Services 

Waste Management 


YARD WASTE DROP-OFF

GreenCycle accepts clean yard waste and wood debris. For more information or to find a location near you, visit their website.


TRASH DISPOSAL/PICKUP

Citizens Transfer Station

Open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Marion County Citizens Transfer Station (2324 S. Belmont Ave) lets you bring any household trash (except appliances containing Freon, household hazardous waste, large amounts of brush, and construction debris) and dump it for $2 per carload and $5 per truck load.

Southside Landfill

Southside Landfill accepts truckloads of household waste for a fee.

1-800-GOT-JUNK

1-800-Got-Junk offers pickup services for a wide range of common household materials for a fee.

Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County

General Information: 317-221-2000

Formal Complaint Line: 317-221-2141


DEPARTMENT OF VECTOR BORNE DISEASE PREVENTION

Mosquito-Borne Disease: Reduce the potential of mosquito-borne disease through control measures directed toward eliminitating both larvae and adult mosquitoes. Special investigations and control measures are conducted for problem bees, hornets, bats and or birds.

Contact: Chuck Dulla, 317-221-7440

4001 East 21st Street

Indianapolis, IN 46218


TOOL LOAN PROGRAM

Provides tools (brooms, rakes, shovels, etc.) to volunteers for neighborhood cleanup projects for 1 to 2 days.

Contact: Daron Thompson, 317-221-7588


RODENT CONTROL

Provides tools (brooms, rakes, shovels, etc.) to volunteers for neighborhood cleanup projects for 1 to 2 days.

Contact: Daron Thompson, 317-221-7588

Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society (INPAWS)

We need native plants (and lots of kinds of them) to sustain life in our ecosystem. Biodiversity has been nature’s way of ensuring the survival of species. We need to bring back the variety of native plants that has sustained life for millions of years!

INPAWS has a lot of resources about native plant types, planting tips, how you can help, and more.

Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center

Neighborhood Organization Assistance Programs 

Provides the tools and skills necessary to neighborhood organizations so they can set their own priorities and effectively address the issues that affect their neighborhoods’ quality of life. Services can include information and/or training on how to get a neighborhood association started, run an effective meeting, write a grant, write a newsletter, get involved with the zoning process, resolve conflicts, or develop a strategic plan.

1802 North Illinois Street

Indianapolis, IN 46202

317-920-0330

www.inrc.org

Indy Crime Watch

A Crime Watch Block Club is a self-help cooperative effort to reduce crime and fear of crime. This is achieved by citizens, law enforcement, and local government working together. Members of a Block Club are not asked to be vigilantes or to assume the role of the police. However, they assist law enforcement by observing and reporting.

Downtown District

Officer Kimberly Evans | 317-327-6515

59 W. Jackson Place, Suite 500

Indianapolis, IN 46225

North District

Gerardo E. Becerra, Crime Watch Specialist | 317-327-3781

605 E Westfield Boulevard, Suite 100

Indianapolis, IN 46220

East District

Steve Talley, Crime Watch Specialist | 317-327-6265

201 N. Shadeland Ave.

Indianapolis, IN 46219

Southeast District

Ann Westropp, Crime Watch Specialist | 317-327-6365

1150 Shelby St.

Indianapolis, IN 46203

Southwest District

Paula Barnes | 317-327-6465

551 N. King Avenue

Indianapolis, IN 46222

Northwest District

Diane Moorman, Crime Watch Specialist | 317-327-6572

3821 N. Industrial Blvd.

Indianapolis, IN 46254

Marion County Superior Court Probation Division

The court can provide up to 15 community service workers to perform community service projects.
Contact:

Staci Wilson | Community Service Work Coordinator

Marion Superior Court Probation Department

2525 N. Shadeland Ave. Bldg. 30 | Indianapolis, Indiana 46219

317.327.8258 office phone| 317-327-8169 office fax

staci.wilson@indy.gov

https://www.indy.gov/activity/community-service-work-program

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