14-Year Recycling Contract With Covanta Approved

(Indianapolis, IN) — A controversial program that’s supposed to make it easier for people to recycle is moving forward. On Wednesday, the Board of Public Works approved a 14-year contract with Covanta, which will provide recycling to all of Indianapolis. The plan calls for Covanta to build a 45-million-dollar facility on the city’s south side, where they will pull out and sell recyclables at no additional cost to taxpayers. Opponents say the city didn’t look hard enough for better curbside options.