Public meeting set to discuss recycling future in Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 6, 2016) - A meeting with Indianapolis Mayor Jog Hogsett to discuss the future of recycling is set for Wednesday.

This comes after what some call a controversial deal was scrapped earlier this year.

In 2014, then-Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard signed a deal with Covanta for the city’s residential recycling.

Shortly after, a lawsuit was filed claiming that deal was approved without a required public hearing.

Then, in February of this year, current Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett put a hold on the Covanta plan, and an Indiana Court nullified the contract shortly after.

Now, the first of a series of public meetings is set for Wednesday to decide the future of recycling in Indianapolis.

“You always want decisions made sooner rather than later, but the decision should be made in a very thoughtful way,” said Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. “These are profoundly significant issues for our city, there are costs involved and people will need to know that as part of their consideration.”

Indianapolis Recycling Meeting:

  • Wednesday, April 6, 4 - 6 p.m.
  • Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Dr, Indianapolis
  • Community groups, potential stakeholders and the general public is invited.
  • Participants are asked to register ahead of time.


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