Sustainability

AIM 2018 Green Community of the Year

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.

girls at keep fishers beautifulGet 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), the city’s largest annual day of service, 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.

Matching Grants

The City of Fishers offers several matching grants to support neighborhood vibrancy in our community, including Neighborhood, Tree Matching and Drainage and Water Quality grants. Learn more.

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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 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.