Environmental Awareness

Several opportunities are available for residents of Greenfield to make a positive impact on the environment.  First, the Purdue University Extension Office conducts five collection days for intake of potentially hazardous materials from the public.  The Greenfield Street Department provides collection services for downed tree limbs, Christmas trees, and leaves, and the Waste Water Treatment Plant serves as a collection point for grass clippings.  These materials are recycled by the department and converted to mulch or compost, which is available at no cost to residents for their use.  Dates and times of availability and collection can be confirmed by contacting the Street Department.  In addition, there are several privately maintained, but for public use, points around the community for collection of recyclable materials.  Also, the City owns and operates the Waste Water, Water, and Storm Water utilities, which gives the municipality a unique opportunity to have first hand control of waters re-entering the natural environment that have been received by the sanitary sewer or storm water sewer system.  In addition, the Waste Water Utility not only processes the material entering the plant, but is licensed by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to distribute the processed material to the public as a bio-solid fertilizer.
Events that take place within the community to increase environmental awareness are:
SPRING
Annual Mulch and compost give-away (contact Street Department 477-4380)
Annual heavy trash pick up (free within city limits) (contact Street Department 477-4380)
Annual Spring Clean-up (contact Solid Waste Management 462-7605)
Arbor Day tree seedling give-away (contact Parks Department 477-4340)
Pharmaceutical Collection (contact Solid Waste Management 462-7605)
Electronics Recycling Day (contact Solid Waste Management 462-7605)
SUMMER
Tire Recycling Day (contact Solid Waste Management 462-7605)
Recycling Household Hazardous Waste Day (contact Solid Waste Management 462-7605)
Greenfield In Bloom commercial and residential space competition (contact Parks Department 477-4340)
America In Bloom Beautification Competition (contact Parks Department 477-4340)
FALL
Fall bulb planting (contact Parks Department 477-4340)
Leaf pick-up (free within city limits) (contact Street Department 477-4380)
Electronics Recycling Day (contact Solid Waste Management 462-7605)
Tire Recycling Day (contact Solid Waste Management 462-7605)
WINTER

Christmas tree pick-up (free within city limits) (contact Street Department 477-4380)