Dear All,

While this does not affect many of you, for those who have trash collection on Thursday or Friday, it does.  Those with Thursday collections, your trash (including leaves) will be delayed one day this week due to Thanksgiving.  So, your trash and leaves will be picked up on Friday.  Then those with Friday pickup will have their trash and leaves collected on Saturday.  I know that most of you were already aware of this, but just wanted to take time to make sure.

Also, wanted to remind everyone that next week (November 27th – December 1st) is the last week for leaf collection this season.  I have attached the flyer again as well.  Remember, you may put out up to 40 bags of leaves the next two weeks in addition to your regular trash.  Make sure your leaves are away from your trash carts.  DO NOT put trash in with your leaves.  Talking with someone from Waste Management I found out they had to take some leaves to the incinerator instead of to be composted for mulch due to contamination of trash being put out with leaves.  All trash must fit inside your trash cart.  Only leaves may be bagged outside and left out separately.

I would like to take this time to thank all of you who make sure the storm drains in front of your home and your neighborhood are free of leaves and other debris as well as your curbs.  This is very important to the flow of water into storm sewers and as we get rain and then freezing temperatures this can become a huge safety issue for vehicles as well as those walking.  I am re-sending the information that the City has provided about Homeowners Responsibilities to Keep the Stormwater Moving.  Thanks again to those of you who keep the storm drains and curbs swept and clean so that the water can flow properly in front of your home and in your neighborhood.

Just a reminder, the next ToxAway Day for the Traders Point Collection site is on Dec. 2nd from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  The location is 7550 N. Lafayette Road (just north of the 71st Street exit off of I – 65).  They are open the first Saturday of the month and take your paints, oils, cleaners, insecticides, batteries, some electronics, and other items that you are not to put in your trash.  For more information on what is accepted as well as other sites that are open on other days, please visit Toxdrop – City of Indianapolis.

Please feel free to pass this information on to others, not only in our district, but throughout Marion County as this information pertains to all of Indianapolis.  If you are an HOA Leader, I would appreciate it if you get this out to your neighborhood as well, as I do have a limited email list.


Janice McHenry
City-County Councillor District 6



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