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Advanced Recycling Center

The Covanta Advanced Recycling Center paired with the Covanta Indianapolis Energy-from-Waste Facility, is the first complete sustainable waste management system of its kind in North America. It makes recycling easy! Using a single bin, residents will send traditional household waste and recyclables to a new, state-of-the-art facility. The facility uses the world’s leading sensor-based equipment to separate recyclable materials from trash accurately and efficiently.

The common-sense solution comes at no cost to Indianapolis residents. One hundred percent of single family homes in Indianapolis will be enrolled automatically, increasing recycling in the City by up to 500%. 


The Covanta Advanced Recycling Center will work with the existing Covanta Indianapolis Energy-from-Waste Facility, which has been converting solid waste into renewable steam to power Downtown Indianapolis since 1988. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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