With the forecasted below zero temperatures this week, all residential trash, heavy trash, and recycling collection will be canceled on Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31. Normal service will resume on Friday, February 1.
Routes missed will receive a double pickup on Wednesday, February 6 and Thursday, February 7. Residents with canceled routes may set bags outside of their carts for pickup next week. The dangerously frigid temperatures bring safety risks to DPW drivers as frostbite can occur quickly. The frigid air also impacts the performance of residential trash trucks, inhibiting their ability to run properly.
Residents are reminded that colder temperatures may require extra time of DPW staff on regular pickup routes, as crews must allow time to warm up equipment for regular use.
For more information or to report any trash-related issues, please use RequestIndy online or the mobile application on your smartphone, visit www.indy.gov/dpw or call the Mayor’s Action Center at 317-327-4622.
The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) has 80 salt trucks out pre-treating roadways ahead of the snow and frigid temperatures. Crews will remain on city roadways through the morning commute on Tuesday.
With the forecasted snowfall, freezing temperatures and wind gusts, crews will be addressing bridge decks, overpasses and major thoroughfares. DPW crews will also be treating ADA ramps downtown to prevent hazardous conditions. Forestry crews will be on standby to address any fallen debris in the public-right-of-way.
Ahead of the frigid temperatures expected this week, 20 DPW street crews will be out patching roadways across the city today. DPW would like to remind residents to drive with care as crews are out repairing city streets.
The Indy Snow Force Viewer will activate at 3 p.m. on Monday when drivers are on the roadways to show real-time movements of DPW trucks. The Indy Snow Force Viewer displays which streets have been treated with salt or plowed of snow. Give plow trucks plenty of room and look out for flashing amber lights to identify trucks out on the road.
For a list of winter driving tips and ways residents can stay safe while driving in the snow, visit indy.gov/snow Updates are also available on Twitter @IndySnowForce.
The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) will finalize the conversion of Central Avenue south of E Fall Creek Parkway N Drive to two-way traffic after the morning commute on Thursday, November 15, weather permitting. Motorists should watch for crews programming traffic lights and finishing pavement markings on the street. No lane closures or restrictions are expected.
DPW and IndyGo have coordinated on the $2.5 million two-way conversion project in order to improve pedestrian safety, traffic circulation and access to transit.
Previously, the thoroughfare allowed for southbound traffic between E Fall Creek Parkway N Drive and the intersection of Central Avenue, Fort Wayne Avenue, East Street and 10th Street.
See the images below for details.
Construction began on this project in early August. Work included resurfacing Central Avenue between E Fall Creek Parkway S Drive and 10th Street and Fort Wayne Avenue between Alabama and 10th streets, as well as major changes to traffic signals and road striping at affected intersections. Curb ramps, transit boarding pads, crosswalk infrastructure and some new parking areas have also been added along Central Avenue.
On Monday, November 12, the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin collecting bagged leaves through Friday, December 7. Residents can leave out up to 40 bags of leaves per week during the four-week collection period.
Leaf collection dates coincide with the time of year that the most leaves are determined to fall from trees. DPW works with the Purdue Extension to determine the four-week collection period. DPW’s leaf collection service is offered at no additional cost to residents.
Here are a few guidelines to follow during leaf collection:
Place leaves in plastic bags. Paper bags can deteriorate and break apart in wet weather.
Keep bags at least three feet away from your trash cart for easy pick up.
Leaf bags should be outside by 7 a.m. on your normal trash day.
While raking leaves, DPW asks that residents clear leaves from storm drain inlets to prevent drainage and flooding problems.
Last year, DPW collected about 5,000 tons of leaves from Marion County residents. As in years past, the collected leaves are taken to the South Side Landfill where they are composted. Residents can pick up the resulting mulch in the spring.
The first day of leaf collection falls on Veterans Day. Trash pick up, including leaf pickup service, will run as normal.
Other things to keep in mind this fall season:
Open burning is illegal in Marion County. Try composting as an alternative to traditional raking and bagging.
Geoffrey Esper, currently ranked fourth in Major League Eating, won the second Prairie Farms World Ice Cream Eating Championship on Sunday, August 5, 2018, at the Indiana State Fair by eating 15.5 pints of ice cream in 6 minutes. Joey Chestnut came in second with 14.5 pints of ice cream.
Miki Sudo still holds the world record by eating 16.5 pints of ice cream in six minutes, which was set last year.
2018 Ice Cream Eating Championship Results
1 Geoffrey Esper 15.5 pints in 6 min
2 Joey Chestnut 14.5
3 Juan Rodriguez 12
4 Dud Lite Dudzinski and Derek Jacobs 11.5
6 Adrian Morgan 11.25
7 Gideon Oji and Matt Hazzard 11
9 Matthews Raible and Cohen 7.25
11 Meliss Klabel 5.5