An electronics recycling, prescription disposal and shredding event is being sponsored by a team of organizations including Carmel Utilities, Carmel Police Department, Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana, Carmel Area Roots & Shoots, Technology Recyclers, Ramco Gershenson and Wish-TV. This event will be held on Saturday April 20th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Merchant’s Square (NW corner of 116th and Keystone Parkway) near Petco in the north parking lot of the mall.
Due to the Carmel Marathon taking place that day, please refer to their route map at www.carmelmarathon.com when determining your travels that day. Due to traffic concerns and road closures as a result of the Marathon everyone is asked to access Merchants Square from 116th Street.
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 on-site shredding is sponsored by Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana. A donation is requested of $5 per bankers sized box or equivalent. All proceeds benefit Crime Stoppers.
Electronics & Appliance Recycling:
The recycling drop-off event will be managed by the Carmel Area Roots & Shoots and Technology Recyclers. The following items will be accepted: appliances of all types, water heaters, air conditioners, large office equipment, furnaces, 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.
Properly removing unused and expired medicines from the home helps protect the environment and our community by keeping them out of our water supply and reducing accidental poisoning and prescription drug abuse. Uniformed Police Officers will be present to accept all medications for proper disposal.
At the drop off event, donations of books will also be accepted. These items will be donated to the Indy Reads program.