On most Saturdays throughout the year, the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) hosts free ToxDrop events where residents of Marion County can bring electronics and household hazardous wastes to various locations throughout the city.
As the holidays draw to a close, now is the time to round up your old gadgets, broken string lights, batteries, small appliances or leftover propane tanks sitting around from the summer. Gather your waste in plastic crates, cardboard boxes, storage bins, or in other containers that are easy to see through and access and bring them to one of the January ToxDrop days around the city.
In 2021 the ToxDrop events served over 14,000 people and collected 778,099 pounds of household hazardous waste and 453,591 pounds of electronics!
These events are a great way to ensure products that can contaminate groundwater and be harmful to the environment in general are disposed of properly.
For more information about materials collected at tox drop visit the DPW website: https://www.indy.gov/activity/hazardous-waste-dropoff-sites or call 317-327-4000.