What are the most difficult items to recycle in Indianapolis? You tell us!

Plastic grocery bags have the recycling symbol. So too do the thick cardboard milk jugs. But previous IndyStar stories have told you that both those items, among others, can be difficult to recycle. And on the other hand, some coffee cups seem like they should be recyclable, but are destined for the bin.

Recycling in Indianapolis is hard, further complicated by the fact that the city does not currently offer a universal recycling program — one of the only major cities not to do that. In fact, IndyStar did a whole investigation on this topic just a few years ago.

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We get your recycling questions all the time for the Scrub Hub. Now With America Recycles Day just around the corner on November 15, we want to open a dialogue with you on the topic right here in the comments section on this article.


Normally with the Scrub Hub, you ask us questions — but we are turning that around and asking you: What do you find are the most difficult items to recycle in Indianapolis? And as the city works to determine what the future of recycling looks like in Indy, what changes would you like to see with the program?

Let us know your thoughts and ideas! To participate in the conversation, click the blue "View Comments" button at the top or bottom of this story. Create a free account to join. If you are already a subscriber or already have an account, make sure you're logged in. You may submit questions in advance.

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