Thank you for your interest in the proposed dirty recycling plan for Indianapolis.  In February of 2016, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that the City’s dirty recycling contract was not valid based on unmet requirements in state statute.  You can read about this two-year long battle via the links below.



Indianapolis Suspends Covanta Advanced Recycling Center Plan 

Will Indy ever recycle like a big city? 

Appeals court rules against the city in Covanta recycling center case 

Indy recycling center halted, conversation continues 

Controversial recycling deal between Indianapolis, Covanta on hold


Plant closure spurs call to step back from Indy’s Covanta deal

Part I: When a recycling deal isn’t good for a city

Covanta defends its position 

Indianapolis urged to back out of Covanta ‘dirty MRF’ deal after closure in AL

Indiana Recycling Coalition Focuses On Indy Covanta Deal 

Covanta defends its contract at recycling convention

Plastics recycler sees opportunity in new ‘dirty MRF’

Untested ‘one­bin’ trash/recycling solution on way

City’s recycling plan needs work


Lawsuit filed over Indy’s controversial recycling deal with Covanta

Paper companies sue over Indianapolis recycling deal

City sued over $45M recycling center deal

ISRI says it opposes one­bin collection

Fate of Indy dirty MRF to be decided this week

Board of Public Works approves Covanta recycling deal

New city contract allows all single family homes to recycle

Foes of recycling plant get their say at two hearings

City plan for free recycling hits a snag

Advocates continue push to halt Indianapolis MRF

Indianapolis recycling plan discussed at council committee hearing

Indy’s recycling plan undercuts state’s goal

Council committee meeting canceled for Wednesday

Much Ado about a MRF | Earth Charter Indiana

Let’s reduce use of plastic bags

Covanta to Build $45 Million Recycling Plant in Indianapolis

Indy recycling plan a good deal for taxpayers

Recycling plan could come at no cost or effort to residents

Alabama MRF grabs attention

Covanta to build recycling plant in Indianapolis

Deal will increase recycling in city, mayor says

Mayor Greg Ballard And Covanta Announce Plan To Bring Recycling To All Single Family Homes In Indianapolis

Recycling Coalition Opposes New Recycling Plan

10 Things You Need to Know For the Waste & Recycling Industry Today (June 10, 2014)

Mayor’s office introduces plan to increase recycling in Indianapolis 

Mayor Ballard talks recycling, potholes and crime

Critics: City’s new recycling plan could be improved 

Mayor’s office introduces plan to increase recycling in Indianapolis

Coalition fights Ballard plan to shake up curbside recycling

City’s Covanta deal discourages rival recycling programs

Mayor Ballard to announce deal for recycling plant

Indy’s proposed recycling program isn’t good enough

City’s new recycling plan trashed by critics



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