IND to offer electronics recycling on Dec. 12

INDIANAPOLIS – 2012-12-18 — / — On Dec. 12, airport-based employees and nearby residents need look no farther than the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) to free up space in basements, garages, attics, and other storage areas. In partnership with RecycleForce, a local, nonprofit recycling services organization, the Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) is hosting Electronics Recycling Day (see attached list for acceptable items).

From 7 – 10 a.m. and from 2 – 5 p.m., the items may be dropped off for recycling at the Employee Parking Lot, which is adjacent to the airport’s Cell Phone Lot. From I-70 take Exit 68. Follow blue road signs for the Cell Phone Lot. The Employee Lot is just south of the Cell Phone Lot at the intersection of W. Perimeter and S. Service roads.

Indiana has an electronic waste law that prohibits disposal of certain electronic devices in landfills in Indiana.

“The IAA Electronics Recycling Day offers a great opportunity to responsibly dispose of surplus and obsolete electronic equipment,” said Tim Method, environmental director for the IAA. “We welcome IAA employees, employees of our business partners that work at or near the airport, and the general public.”

At all such events, RecycleForce requests a donation for accepting certain items:
$5 (monitor); $10 (TV); $20 (refrigerant item).

About the Indianapolis Airport Authority
The Indianapolis Airport Authority owns and operates Indiana’s largest airport system. In addition to Indianapolis International Airport, its facilities include the Downtown Heliport, Eagle Creek Airpark, Hendricks County Airport, Indianapolis Regional Airport, and Metropolitan Airport. IND has received several prestigious awards recognizing it as a leader within its class, including annual Airport Service Quality awards for performance excellence by Airports Council International. IND is the first airport in the U.S. to win LEED® certification for an entire terminal campus, and the airport has won recognition for excellent customer service, concessions programs, and art and architecture.

IND’s economic impact in Central Indiana is more than $4.6 billion annually, and about 10,000 people work at the airport each day. IND serves more than 7 million business and leisure travelers each year and averages 141 daily flights to 33 nonstop destinations. Home of the world’s second-largest FedEx Express operation and the nation’s eighth-largest cargo facility, IND is committed to becoming the airport system of choice for both passenger and cargo service. For more information, visit IND’s Facebook page Indianapolis International Airport and Twitter page at @INDairport.

About RecycleForce
RecycleForce, a 501(c)3 organization, is a social enterprise offering some of the most comprehensive and innovative recycling services around while providing life-changing workforce training to formerly incarcerated individuals.

Taking the electronic waste and other recyclables provided by residents and corporate partners, RecycleForce deconstructs these items, recycles the materials and disposes of the waste safely and cleanly. The scrap metals and other reusable materials collected in this process are then sold to help pay for job training programs and employment opportunities for formerly incarcerated men and women in order to support their re-entry back into society

Accepted Recycling Items

Telephones & Telephone Systems
Cell Phones
Desktop Computers
Computer Monitors
Mainframe Computers
Integrated Circuits
Surge Protectors
Pagers/Two Way Radios
DVD/VCR Players
Computer Peripherals/Mice/Keyboards
Fax Machines
Answering Machines
Xbox/Play Station/Nintendo
Stereo Equipment
Power Supplies & Backup Power Supplies
Toner Cartridges
Electronic Wiring
Power Cables
Cash Registers
Satellite Components
Copy Paper (No Carbon )
Plastics 1 – 7
Glass (Amber Green/Clear only)
Styrofoam (Clean)
Small Appliances
Large Appliances
Stereo Equipment
Microwave Ovens
Metal Filing Cabinets
Metal Shelving
Office Furniture

RecycleForce asks a $10.00 donation for televisions and $5.00 for computer monitors and $20.00 for all refrigerantbearing items. Items can be dropped at our drive-through location at 1125 Brookside Avenue in the Circle City Industrial Complex, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and between 9 a.m. and Noon on Saturdays. A pick-up of large items may be scheduled for about $1.50 per mile for distances greater than 5 miles from RecycleForce. Items not listed may be approved on a case-by-case basis.


IAA Contact: Carlo Bertolini
317.487.5025 |

1125 Brookside Ave Indianapolis, Indiana
46202 (317) 532-1367 / 1369 (Fax)