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.
- Keep Fishers Beautiful's Recycling Day
- Rain Barrel Program
- Stormwater Improvement Grants
- Recycling & Hazardous Waste
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.
*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.
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:
- Please take a water quality-related pledge at indiana.clearchoicescleanwater.org
- Save the auto-generated pledge verification sheet to your computer or phone.
- 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.
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.
- Technology Recyclers: 800-237-3887
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.