This is not directly IWFM or local food related, but it is entirely relevant to the efforts of those looking to be more conscious in what we consume and how we dispose of those things we’ve consumed down the road. Additionally IWFM participant, Green Piece Indy has assisted center operator Workforce Inc. with rush hour recycling events. The two organizations joined forces in October to collect more than 25 tons of electronics.
A new recycling center, the Chancellor Keesling Recycling Center, has recently opened on the near eastside. Located at the old RCA plant on East Michigan Street, the center is open Monday through Friday from 8-4:30, and Saturday from 9-3. The center will take just about everything – electronics, paper, cardboard, aluminum and steel cans, glass, and allplastics 1 – 7. Just think how convenient it could be to drop your recycling off before or after visiting the IWFM.
The Chancellor Keesling Recycling Center is a non-profit effort that is not just diverting materials from the landfill, but also helping with ex-offender re-entry by providing much needed training and jobs. The center is operated by Workforce, Inc., a program that helps ex-offenders transition back into society with job training and employment. Those employees wanted to name the center after the late son of Workforce, Inc. CEO Gregg Keesling. Army Specialist Chancellor A. Keesling died in Iraq this past June.