Due to tomorrow (Monday) being Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, trash will be delayed by one day this week.

Dear All,

Due to tomorrow (Monday) being Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, trash will be delayed by one day this week.  I have attached the press release that was sent out.


January 17, 2018


 HOLIDAY NOTICE: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 21

INDIANAPOLIS–The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) would like to remind residents that curbside recycling, residential and heavy trash will operate on a slide schedule next week in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 21.

There will be NO residential trash, heavy trash or curbside recycling service on Monday, January 21. All routes will operate on a slide schedule: Residents with normal pickup on Monday will have service on Tuesday, January 22. Residents with normal pickup on Tuesday will have service Wednesday, January 23. Residents with normal pickup on Wednesday pickup will have service on Thursday, January 24. Residents with normal pickup on Thursday pickup will have service on Friday, January 25. Residents with normal pickup on Friday pickup will have service on Saturday, January 26. All services will return to normal schedules on Monday, January 28.

DPW will keep Indy residents informed of any additional pickup schedule changes due to inclement weather.

Residents are also reminded that colder temperatures may require extra time of DPW staff on regular pickup routes, as crews must allow time to warm up equipment for regular use.

For more information or to report any trash related issues, please use RequestIndy online or the mobile application on your smart phone, visit www.indy.gov/dpw or call the Mayor’s Action Center at 317-327-4622}

I do believe that those of you who subscribe to Ray’s Recycling will have normal recycling pickup, as it is my understanding they are only delayed for Christmas and New Years.  Remember that Tuesday trash may be running a little later as well due to the temperatures.  Hopefully the extreme cold will be short lived.

Did you know that Indy Parks has designated sledding hills?  Sledding is available at:  Brookside, Christian, Ellenberger, Garfield, Paul Ruster, Rhodius, and Southeastway Parks.  Sounds like a lot of fun!

Eagle Creek Park has been active with cross-country skiers lately.  While they do not have groomed or designated ski trails, skiers may use any of the hiking trails or open areas with the recommended 4 inches or more of snow.  For those who cross-country ski, this sounds like a great opportunity right now close to home.

Tomorrow there will be free admission to Eagle Creek Park for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  The Earth Discovery Center and Ornithology Center will be open from noon to 4 p.m. with free activities.  The park offices will be closed.  The Earth Discovery Center has a MLK Jr. Self-guided Hike from noon to 4 p.m.  The Ornithology Center has a Bald Eagle “Symbol of Freedom” program, craft, and hike from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.  Eagle Creek park is truly beautiful right now and just a drive through this Winter Wonderland is well worth the trip.  I have attached a picture that we took last weekend by the Ornithology Center.  If you go, do check out the birds as they feed.  You may view them from inside the Ornithology Center or outside.  The birds are really active and there are many different kinds.

Indy Parks also has a lot of special activities going on tomorrow for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Attached are the two items that Indy Parks sent out that give information about various events, the parks that they will take place, and the times.  Certainly a lot of different things are being offered at many of our Indy Parks.

Hopefully this information, as well as the information that I sent out yesterday, gives you a lot of options of special activities that will be going on tomorrow at our museums and parks.  Whatever you do, enjoy.  Please feel free to share this information with others, not only in our district, but anyone you feel would be interested, as it does not just pertain to our District 6.

Take care and stay warm.  Remember that when temperatures get down around zero or below to open up cabinet doors under sinks and you may want to leave a small amount of water coming out of a faucet to keep pipes from freezing.  Also, make sure fireplugs near your home are not covered with snow and that a firetruck can get to them if needed.


Janice McHenry

City-County Councillor District 6     


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