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Recycle Center sets special holiday hours, announces next TV Tuesday

December 21, 2009

The Indiana State University Recycle Center will remain open to the public through the university's winter break to help dispose of paper, packaging and other items sure to pile up during the holidays.

The Recycle Center, at 449 N. Ninth St., will be open from 7 a.m. to noon each of the next two Saturdays (Dec. 26 and Jan. 2) and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28 and Wednesday, Dec. 30. Regular hours will resume Jan. 4.

In addition to cardboard, most plastics, glass, alumnimum cans and paper products, the Recycle Center accepts e-scrap, including computers and related products.

The next "TV Tuesday" will be Jan. 5 when old televisions may be dropped off during the center's regular hours from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. A fee of $5 will be charged for sets with screens of 27 inches or less and a fee of $10 for sets larger than 27 inches. The fees help defray the cost of processing TVs and transporting them to Indianapolis for de-manufacturing and recycling.

A grant from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management has allowed the Recycle Center, TREES Inc. and Indianapolis-based Workforce Inc. to accept electronic scrap, including computers and related products, on a daily basis. Collection of televisions is limited to four times per year because of the extra staffing and expense involved. Another TV Tuesday will be April 6.

Contact: Paul Reed, director of custodial and special services, Indiana State University, 812-237-8197 or

Writer: Dave Taylor, media relations director, Office of Communications and Marketing, 812-237-3743 or