Help Clean up

Dear All,

The snow looked so nice on the ground, and it certainly covered up a lot of  litter!  Have you noticed as the snow was melting how much litter there is?  If you have some free time tomorrow, how about joining me for about an hour or so and let’s get an area cleaned up.  We will be meeting in the parking lot at “The Boathouse Grill” (just east of the corner of 56th Street and High School Road) and pick up basically the area on the north side of 56th Street from I – 465 to I – 65 from 3:30 – 4:45.  The more hands we have, the more we can accomplish.  Come out (the weather sounds great!) and help make a difference in our area.

Can’t help tomorrow?  Still want to make a difference?  Find an area close to you and go out and pick it up.  Every time you do that it is a big help in the overall picture and if more people would do some on their own we would not be having all the litter we see along the roads.


Janice McHenry

P.S.  Pictures are from our two “Post Thanksgiving” Cleanups.

Clean up on 56th Street

Friday, December 27th

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Meet in parking lot of Boathouse Grill

(east of High School Road, south side of 56th Street)

The weather sounds great – come out and help make a difference!

December 26, 2019


INDIANAPOLIS—Beginning today, the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) and Indy Parks are accepting live Christmas trees at multiple drop-off points throughout the city for recycling.

Now through Friday, January 31, 2020, residents can drop off live trees at nine different locations. Trees must be free of ornaments, tinsel, tree stands and all other decorative materials. Trees should be dropped off only at the specially designated area within the park, and only between dawn and dusk.

Drop off locations are as follows:​

  • Broad Ripple Park (1610 Broad Ripple Avenue)
  • Ellenberger Park (5301 East St. Clair Street)
  • Garfield Park (2432 Conservatory Drive)
  • Gustafson Park (3110 Moller Road)
  • Krannert Park (605 South High School Road)
  • Northwestway Park (5253 West 62nd Street)
  • Perry Park (451 East Stop 11 Road)
  • Riverside Park (2420 East Riverside Drive)
  • Sahm Park (6801 East 91st Street)

The Indianapolis live tree recycling service recycles trees for sustainable landscaping resources, such as mulch and soil blends.

The live tree recycling program is not for commercial use, and is solely for Marion County residents.


Benjamin Easley
Chief Communications Officer
Indianapolis Department of Public Works

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