Sustainability

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The City of Fishers is proud to be recognized as the 2018 Accelerating Indiana Municipalities (AIM) Green Community of the Year for population of 50,000 to 99,000 and a 2018 AIM Green Community for it’s sustainable efforts, including:

  • Efforts by Fishers Economic Development Department to revitalize and repurpose unused or underutilized commercial retail spaces.
  • Keep Fishers Beautiful, a collaboration between Fishers Parks & Recreation and Fishers DPW, Stormwater Division.
  • 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.

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.

Keep Fishers Beautiful

Keep Fishers Beautiful (KFB), brings together residents, homeowner’s associations, local businesses, and organizations to support the vibrancy of the city and neighborhoods. 

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City Recycling Day

The City of Fishers hosts free bi-annual City Recycling Days in the spring and fall at Billericay Park, where residents can 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.

Vibrant Neighborhood Matching  Grant

The City of Fishers offers a Vibrant Neighborhood Matching Grant to support neighborhood vibrancy in our community. Learn more.

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Christmas Tree Recycling

Fishers Christmas Tree Recycling program runs dawn to dusk through February 1. Live Christmas trees will be accepted for recycling at the following locations:

Recycling is for bare, live trees only. Please ensure that all lights, decorations, and tinsel are removed, and do not place the tree inside a plastic bag. Special thanks to our sponsor, Sambol's Tree Farm.

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.

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 has been named as a Tree City USA for the past 10 years based on the community’s sound Urban Forestry Program and continued enhancement of the natural environment.

Trail System

Fishers Trails allow residents to enjoy nature, stay fit, and protect the environment that serves 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 131 miles are currently available for use.