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U.S. DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Drug Enforcement Administration (U.S. DEA) hosts the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day that aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. This year’s event is on Saturday, September 27 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. More information and details on what items are accepted and collection locations are available on the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day website.

Indiana E-Cycle Summary Report

The second report on the implementation of the Indiana E-Waste Law and summary results from the first four years of the Indiana E-Cycle program are now available on the Indiana E-Cycle Results page.

Yellow Jug Old Drug Program Expands to Indiana

Properly disposing of unwanted medicines protects our lakes and streams and prevents prescription drug abuse and accidental poisonings. In partnership with the Indiana Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Task Force and the Office of the Attorney General, IDEM invites Indiana pharmacies to help provide safe disposal options year round by joining the Great Lakes Clean Water Organization’s Yellow Jug Old Drugs Program. This program is for non-controlled substances only. The Bitter Pill webpage and the Recycle Indiana Unwanted Medicines webpage supply a list of locations where residents can take controlled substances.

U.S. DEA Earth Day Prescription Drug Take Back

On April 26th, the Indiana Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force will be partnering with the Indiana State Police to host a booth at the DEA Earth Day Prescription Drug Take Back event in White River State Park, downtown Indianapolis. They will collect unused medications, including Controlled Substances. This day also coincides with the DEA national drug take back day.

Spring 2014 “MARSH Clean Out Your Cabinet” Event

Dispose of your unwanted, unneeded medicine the right way! The annual event sponsored by MARSH is March 14-17th at all MARSH locations. Protect your family; protect yourself from accidental in-home poisonings. Eliminate a risk of theft from having unwanted, unneeded medications in your home. Remember the safety of our communities’ ground water supply is everyone’s responsibility. Open to individuals only. Call (317) 594-2408 for details on dates, times, and what medicines will be accepted.


Education Curriculum Model & Education Guide

In accordance with SECTION 40. IC 13-20-17.5-6, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and the Association of Indiana Solid Waste Districts (AISWMD) have developed a science based curriculum model and corresponding environmental education programs that correlate to Indiana standards. This program guide is for the utilization of Solid Waste educators across the state.

Recycle Your Old Phone Books through Project ReDirectory

The new Yellow Pages phone book will be on your doorstep soon. As of October 14, you’ll be able to recycle your old phone books through local schools to help them earn cash prizes by recycling them. The Indiana Recycling Coalition’s Project ReDirectory runs October 14, 2013 - December 16, 2013.

Each of the schools listed on Project ReDirectory has the opportunity to receive a $100 cash prize for the minimum collection of 1 ton of recyclable phone books. The top three schools will win additional prize money. YP is the prize sponsor and Republic Services is the recycling sponsor.

Indiana E-Waste Program Summary Report

The first report on the implementation of the Indiana E-Waste Law and summary results from the first three years of the Indiana e-waste program are now available on the Indiana Electronic Waste Program Results page.

Sustain Indy Tox Drop

A new schedule for the Sustain Indy ToxDrop program has been announced: Residents of Marion County can now drop off their household hazardous waste one of the first three Saturdays of each month at four Indianapolis locations. More information and details on what items are accepted is available on the ToxDrop website.

What Can Be Recycled: Plastic Film:

The Plastic Film Recycling Organization provides signage indicating which types of plastic film may be recycled and which can not. Additionally, it is insctructed that only clean, dry plastic film may be recycled.


Super Bowl XLVI Sustainability Report

The festivities may be over, but the positive impacts of Super Bowl XLVI live on. Read all about how Hoosiers helped make this year’s game one of the biggest winners for the environment in the Super Bowl XLVI Sustainability Report.