Sustainability

Aim 2017 Green Community of the Year

The City of Fishers is proud to be designated as a 2017 Green Community of the Year for its various sustainability efforts, including:

  • Efforts by Fishers Economic Development Department to revitalize and repurpose unused or underutilized commercial retail spaces.
  • A free rain barrel program overseen by Fishers Parks & Recreation at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve
  • Expansion of Keep Fishers Beautiful, a collaboration between Fishers Parks & Recreation and Fishers DPW, Stormwater Division.
  • A change in turf management policy in which Fishers DPW switched fertilizer to use a product that sprays microorganisms into the turf that secrete positive nutrients into the soil, thus fertilizing the grass.

Learn more information about the designation.

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved in Fishers. Check out volunteer opportunities, local and county organizations, and the event calendar to find out how you can make an impact.

Hazardous Waste

For general recycling information, please contact the Hamilton County Household Hazardous Waste Center at 317-776-4005 or visit their website for more information.

City Recycling Day

The City of Fishers hosts free Recycling Days in the spring and fall for residents to recycle electronics, household 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. See the complete list of accepted items

Stormwater Management & Rain Barrel Program

Rainwater that falls on streets, parking lots, rooftops, and lawns often becomes polluted by automotive fluids, household chemicals, eroded soils, and lawn fertilizers before it enters the city's storm sewer system through inlets. The Stormwater Management program helps educate the community about stormwater quality, clean up areas around streams and rivers, and to identify sources of pollution.

Tree City USA

Fishers is a Tree City USA and is committed to sustaining a healthy urban canopy. The city offers a number of programs and events to plant trees and enhance the natural environment:

Trail System

The Fishers Trail and Greenway System allows residents to enjoy nature, stay fit, and protect the environment. When complete, it will serve as a pedestrian / bicyclist oriented network of trails that link parks, neighborhoods, schools, the Municipal Complex, businesses, and other points of interest in the community. More than 83 miles are currently available for use.