Recycling and Free Shredding Events in Carmel


A recycling and free shredding events are being coordinated by a team of organizations including Carmel Utilities, Carmel Clay Public Library, Fifth Third Bank, Carmel High School International Baccalaureate Students, Carmel Area Roots & Shoots and DAO Recycling. These events will be held on Saturday April 28th.  



Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes today and most identity information is still obtained through hard copy paper sources. Shredding significantly reduces your risk when disposing of confidential information. It is recommended that you shred any documents that include a signature, account number, social security number, or medical or legal information.

The shredding event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carmel Clay Public Library front gated parking Lot, corner of Main Street & 4th Avenue SE (gates will be open).  There is no limit on the number of documents residents may have shredded. You may drop off your documents or wait while they are shredded. All shredding will be done onsite. Call 571-4292 for more information.

The shredding will be performed onsite by Hoosier Shred and is being underwritten by Fifth Third Bank and the Carmel Clay Public Library. The Library portion of the sponsorship is made possible by a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation through Smart investing @ your library®, a partnership with the American Library Association. Their generosity, as well as Fifth Third’s, makes the service available at no cost to area residents.



The recycling drop-off event will be held at the Carmel High School Stadium parking lot (NW corner of Keystone Parkway & 136th St.) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The drop-off event will be managed by the Carmel High School Students and DAO and the following items will be accepted:  appliances of all types, mattresses and box springs ($5 per mattress charge), water heaters, air conditioners, large office equipment, furnaces, large playground equipment (broken down) electronics, microwaves, small appliances, TVs and computer monitors of all types ($5 per TV or monitor charge), cell phones, computer equipment (with hard drives removed or reformatted), dehumidifiers, small lawn tools, fans, medical/orthopedic equipment, metals, wiring & cables and bicycles.

At the drop off event, donations of used clothes, household items and reusable cell phones will also be accepted. These items will be donated to the Julian Center, which serves as a resource for victims of domestic violence.

During the week of April 28th to May 5th Carmel residents and businesses can make an appointment to have DAO crews pick up items that are difficult to drop off, such as:  washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, stoves, ovens, lawn mowers, mattresses ($5 fee applies), box springs, water heaters, air conditioners, large office equipment, furnaces, large playground equipment (broken down) and other large items. To schedule a pick-up, residents and businesses should call (317) 375-7788 or may schedule online by emailing name, address, phone number and a description of recyclables to [email protected]    To learn more, visit