⛵️ Sending the trashsignal

PLUS: Nickel Plate Trail, weekly construction report and more

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 🌨️ Today's weather: Sunny, then snow showers with a high near 41°. Time to double-layer that Halloween costume.

In today’s digest:

  • Trash overload

  • Nickel Plate Trail expansion

  • Weekly construction report

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This issue is 1,095 words, a 4-minute read.

The Digest

Trash overload 🗑️ 

One big thing: There are new discussions going on for trash pickup contracted by the city.

It’s been a little over a year since Waste Management (WM) acquired Ray’s Trash. It was one of the largest acquisitions WM had done in years. Numbers weren’t shared, but based on estimates it was in the hundreds of millions. Ray’s customers went from affordable rates and good service to a year of missed pick-ups, rate hikes, and more.

There are now only two options. WM or Republic.

Looking back: Almost 10 years ago, the plug was pulled for exploring trash contract options. People didn’t want the town (Fishers was not a city yet) messing with their trash.

What are your thoughts today? Should a trash contract be negotiated by the city? I’ll share responses with the right people. Live results are on!

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Leaf raking season 🍂 

In the meantime, here are some details on how to deal with non-typical trash in Fishers — without relying on WM or Republic:

→ I have bags of leaves to get rid of

GreenCycle is a landscaping supply company that accepts brush, leaves, yard waste, and more. They recycle these materials into mulch to be re-used.

You can find them at 2695 Cicero Rd, Noblesville, IN 46060.

→ I need to recycle

Hamilton County Recycling Center, 1717 Pleasant St., Noblesville, IN. They are open Tues - Fri 8-5 and Sat. 8-1.

They recycle items like dry tires, paint, electronics, and appliances (even with Freon). TVs cost $20 to recycle. Here's the link to the register a drop-off and more information.

→ I have uncommon items to get rid of

Here’s a list that breaks down certain items. Whether it’s scrap metal, toilets, or fireworks there’s probably a suggestion on what to do with them. Or where to take them. No suggestions for radioactive materials ☢️ 

Nickel Plate Trail expansion

Oh yeah, it’s all comin’ together. Indianapolis broke ground on one of the final portions of the Nickel Plate Trail. Estimates have it completed by early 2025. This will connect the current Indiana State Fairgrounds, all the way up through Fishers, and Noblesville. Check out the map above to see how all the trails will connect.

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The Happenings

It’s Halloween

👻 Official Trick-or-Treat hours are 5:30 to 8 p.m.

If you aren’t participating in Trick-or-Treating, IndyToday put together a fun list of “strange” alternatives. All in the spirit of the night. Here’s a few good ones:

  • View the Moon Tree in Indianapolis. It’s one of 50 trees in the US that have been to the moon and back

  • Visit the Scarlett Lane Dungeon in McCordsville

  • Stock up on ritual supplies at the Magick Candle in Indianapolis

And if you don’t plan on leaving your house, or have kids coming. Here’s a few ideas to make the most of the night:

Civil meetings

The Fishers Plan commission meets this Wednesday at Launch Fishers. Only one item is on the agenda.

  • “Thorpe Creek: Consideration of a text amendment to the Cove at Thorpe Creek PUD to request approval of new home elevations, an updated concept plan, and to increase the height of homes northwest of Thorpe Creek from 35 feet

    to 40 feet.”

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Quick Hits

Football recap 🏈 

Speaking of the Colts, they just announced a partnership with minority-owned business HangTime. If you’re a fan of the ‘90s, you’ll love this retro-inspired streetwear collab. Read the press release here.

The Class 6A has tournament begun. Both Fishers and HSE took care of business in the first round of the tournament. This Friday, the two teams will face off in the sectional championships. The winner will move on to the regional championship. Just two games away from the state championship at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Indiana is the most generous state when it comes to buying Halloween candy. We know how to do Halloween right. Read more.

Taylor Swift is now a billionaire thanks to her Eras Tour. Something few entertainment artists will ever become. She’s now hanging with the likes of Paul McCartney, Jay-Z, and Rihanna. The sale for her tickets next year in Indianapolis ends this Wednesday. If you’re lucky enough to get selected.

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Construction this week

Here’s a high-level overview of what’s new this week:

  • On Wednesday, Nov 1st, 106th Street/Cumberland Road will have restrictions while they clear trees. A roundabout is coming in 2024

  • On Friday, Nov 3rd, avoid 146th/Allisonville Road if you’re going north/south.

    • The road will re-open sometime Saturday

  • Ramp building on I-69/I-465 will be going on through mid-2024

Read the full report here.

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