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Two Indianapolis area non-profits are partnering once again to offer Indianapolis area commuters and opportunity to recycle their electronics and cardboard this fall. Green Piece Indy and Workforce Inc. are hosting a series of unique recycling events this fall and have already collected 22 tons of recyclables thus far. Rush Hour Recycling has two events remaining of their fall rush hour recycling events for commuters.

Who: Westside commuters

What: Electronics and cardboard recycling

When: Nov. 3, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Where: Family Video, 7301 Rockville Rd.

Who: Downtown commuters

What: Electronics and cardboard recycling

When: Nov. 12, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Where: Earth House Collective, 237 N. East St.

Commuters are encouraged to load up their trunks with old electronics (computers, printers, televisions, etc.) and cardboard. View a full list of accepted recyclables at www.greenpieceindy.com/blog/?page_id=160. The recycling sites will be full-service – just pop the trunk. Staff will unload your recyclables and have you on your way to work.

Electronics typically contain highly recyclable and/or toxic materials. Workforce disassembles electronics, recycling all metals and plastics, and properly disposing of toxic e-waste.

Workforce also requests a $10 donation to recycle a television due to the expenses associated with safely disposing of lead tubes.

Workforce, Inc is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that helps ex-offenders transition back into the community through job training and important practical support, such as housing and legal assistance. Through the process of de-manufacturing computers, then packing and shipping the resulting e-waste, participants learn to use a variety of tool pack/weigh materials, solve problems, load and unload trucks and pallets, as well as how to safely operate machinery such as forklifts and balers. The mission of Workforce, Inc. is to strengthen central Indiana communities by helping local employers build a better workforce.

Green Piece Indy is a twice-weekly email with tips on how to live a greener lifestyle in Indianapolis. For more information, visit www.greenpieceindy.com.

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