UPDATE:ACDEM's downtown office at the Rousseau Centre is closed to the public with plans of reopening Wednesday, April 1. All ACDEM programs, except Community Recycling Drop-off Sites, are closed until further notice.
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We're on a mission toward a zero-waste future.

We assist the community of Allen County, Indiana, in reducing its environmental footprint, and facilitate best practices for reusing, recycling, and composting.

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Select ACDEM programs closed until further notice

Following the Stay-at-Home order issued by Governor Holcomb, we have suspended the following programs:
- Tox-Away Tuesdays
- Electronics Recycling
- Household Battery Recycling
- Fluorescent Bulb Recycling

ACDEM’s Community Recycling Drop-off Sites will remain open until further notice as these operations meet the guidelines for essential business and activities for health and safety. View locations and hours here.

Recycling site relocated to Byron Health Center

As of Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, the Community Recycling Drop-off Site located at Sam’s Club on Lima Road closed. The new site is located at the parking lot adjacent to the Byron Health Center (12101 Lima Road). Open Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Headshot of Jodi Leamon, Allen County Department of Environmental Management's Sustainability Coordinator. Headshot of Jodi Leamon, Allen County Department of Environmental Management's Sustainability Coordinator.

Our Sustainability Coordinator wins IRC award

The Indiana Recycling Coalition (IRC) named Jodi Leamon, Allen County Department of Environmental Management’s Sustainability Coordinator, one of 30 “Recycling Rock Stars” in Indiana.

Programs in Allen County

Our programs offer Allen County residents, businesses, and organization an opportunity to reduce their waste footprint to create a healthy and safe environment for all.

Upcoming Events

Eco Fest Fort Wayne

We've teamed up with Fort Wayne’s first-ever Eco Fest for a composting workshop! Our staff will offer a family-friendly introductory workshop to composting using tumblers (for backyards) and vermicompost (composting with red-wiggler worms for indoor environments). Need a container to store your food scraps in the kitchen? We’ll have those available for you too!

Learn more about Eco Fest Fort Wayne: ecofestfw.com

Event Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Location: Headwaters Park, Fort Wayne

Earth Day Fort Wayne

Join staff and friends of Little River Wetlands Project at Eagle Marsh for their annual Earth Day Fort Wayne event. This will be a fun, informative afternoon with family-friendly activities. ACDEM will provide information about our latest battery disposal campaign and other community resources for reducing waste and recycling!

Event Time: 1-5 p.m.

Location: 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne (road will be closed)

Northeast Indiana Local Food Forum

Come learn and connect with the Northeast Indiana local food community. Jodi Leamon, ACDEM's Sustainability Coordinator, will present on the panel discussion "Charitable Food System: Food Waste Reduction and Feeding Hungry People." Jodi will be joined by representatives from the Society of St. Andrew Society and Community Harvest Food Bank to share how these organizations are keeping food out of the landfill and getting it to those in need. 

 Register for the Forum here: neifood.org

Time: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Location: Purdue University Fort Wayne