Fishers Utilities Sustainability Efforts

The City of Fishers Stormwater program conducts several programs throughout the year to encourage sustainability, clean water, and water quality. Use these quick links to jump to the information below.

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Recycling Day

The City of Fishers hosts bi-annual free City Recycling Days in the spring and fall at Billericay Park, where residents can recycle electronics and household electronic or metal items (such as mowers, treadmills, bikes, grills, batteries, metals, etc.) and household hazardous wastes (such as automotive fluids, acids, paints, fertilizers, pesticides, PCB ballasts).  

Paper recycling and off-site confidential document shredding are also available. Paper recycling is available on site for all paper types, but the shredding of confidential documents is completed off-site after the paper vendor, Share’s Inc., hauls the paper to their offsite facility. Share’s is a certified confidential document shredding company.

The City’s vendors do NOT accept wood, mattresses, plastic, general trash, or other random household items.  All items must be metal/electronic, paper/cardboard, or chemical in nature.  Items brought that are not accepted will be the responsibility of the resident to take back home with them for disposal. 

Learn more about the City of Fishers' Keep Fishers Beautiful initiative here.

Accepted Items

  • Cardboard
  • Paper
  • Appliances
  • Computers (including monitors)
  • Gaming systems
  • Printers (including cartridges and toners)
  • Cell phones
  • Televisions and VCRs
  • Stereos
  • Keyboards and mice
  • Power tools
  • Speakers
  • Wiring
  • Metals
  • Lawnmowers
  • Workout equipment
  • All paint types
  • Liquid acids and bases
  • Toxic solids
  • Motor oil
  • Propane tanks (gas grill size only)
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Aerosols
  • Corrosive liquids
  • Non-conforming waste (unknowns)
  • Antifreeze
  • Pool chemicals
  • Fluorescent lamp and PCB ballasts
  • Medical sharps
  • Flammable liquids*
  • Pesticides/herbicides*

*Please note that there are limits for flammable liquids and pesticides/herbicides (up to 100 pounds/ liquid-equivalent is free, with a charge of $1.00 for each additional pound/liquid equivalent. 

Consumer waste and recyclables, foam containers, foam peanuts, glass, grease, wood, and mattresses are not accepted at City Recycling Day.

City Recycling Day is available to City of  Fishers residents only - no business materials will be accepted at this event.

Rain Barrel Program

Residents are eligible for a free rain barrel through the City's stormwater program. Rain barrels capture rainwater directly from downspouts for re-use for landscape watering to conserve treated water. To receive a free rain barrel:

  1. Please take a water quality-related pledge at 
  2. Save the auto-generated pledge verification sheet to your computer or phone. 
  3. Fill out the Rain Barrel Program application as a part of one of the required action items.  A completed application will start a workflow with City staff to verify your pledge and communicate with you in regard to how to receive your rain barrel.

Stormwater Grant

Fishers is committed to promoting water quality and adequate drainage to enhance the quality of life in the community. Since most drainage-related improvements fall to the individual property owners to address, the city has implemented a Stormwater Grant to assist.

Fishers accepts applications for its Stormwater Grant, which awards funds to neighborhoods, non-profits, and homeowners within city limits as an incentive to improve local water quality and/or drainage function (see the application for more program details).

Applicants are eligible for up to a 50% match from the City of Fishers up to the maximum program funding available within a given year. Applications are accepted year-round. Apply for the stormwater grant here

Recycling & Hazardous Waste

Household Recycling

  • Technology Recyclers: 800-237-3887
  • Hamilton County Household Hazardous Waste Center
    • 1717 Pleasant Street (Suite 200) Noblesville, IN 46060
    • Phone: 317-776-4005
    • Website
    • County's Accepted Materials List 
    • Hours
      • Tuesday - Friday : 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
      • Saturday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
      • Closed: Sunday & Monday
      • *Closed Government Holidays
  • County Recycling is available to Residents Only.  Businesses should contract directly with a local provider for their business waste or recycling needs.
  • Residents are encouraged to use the County Recycling Program during the week hours Tuesday-Friday to avoid delays at peak times on Saturday.
  • Residents are also encouraged to sign up for convenient curbside recycling through a local trash service company such as Ray’s Trash Service or Republic Services as both offer curbside recycling.  Cardboard is also an acceptable curbside recycling item.
  • Polystyrene or ™Styrofoam is NOT an acceptable curbside or County facility recycling item and should be thrown away in the general trash.  Residents who are looking for a local recycling facility option for polystyrene (™Styrofoam) can contact Plastics Recycling Incorporated of Indianapolis.

Hazardous Waste

Hamilton County residents may dispose of hazardous waste through the Hamilton County Household Hazardous Waste Center. Contact them at 317-776-4005 or visit their website for more information.