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In Indianapolis, heavy trash day and ToxDrop program are coming back

COVID-19 forced suspension of both in April
Posted at 10:51 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 22:54:59-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Heavy Trash Day and and the Indianapolis ToxDrop program are returning in May, following a one-month hiatus.

Both were dropped by the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) over COVID-19 concerns.

Heavy trash collection will resume on May 4 and ToxDrop on the 9th.

Increased precautions and special considerations for social distancing guidelines will be in place to protect employees and residents.

As heavy trash collection begins in May, households will still only be allotted two heavy trash items per month. If residents have more than that, they can continue to drop off items at the Citizens Transfer Station [].

Due to the suspension, more homes are expected to have heavy trash items they want hauled away. DPW says if an area's Heavy Trash Day is missed, every effort will be made to make it up during the same week.

Resuming its standard schedule on May 9, residents can drop off eligible ToxDrop [] items at the regular second Saturday location, Perry Township Government Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If you go to a ToxDrop site, DPW asks that you stay in you vehicle.