Recycle Tip! Cut up cardboard boxes and old carpet remnants work well as weed barriers. Even difficult weeds - nutgrass, bindweed and thistle - can't grow through carpet.
The City of Indio holds free collection and recycling events for paper shredding, waste tires and used oil and oil filters. For the 2013 collection schedule, please click here.
The Environmental Programs Section is responsible for the coordination, implementation and enforcement of environmental programs for the City. The Section oversees air quality, recycling and trash collection, water conservation, and stormwater pollution management.
Our mission is:
To preserve and improve the City of Indio’s natural environment for present and future generations; taking into account environmental, social and economic principles of sustainable development.
Our vision is:
- To be a powerful agent for change, both in attitudes to the environment and in actions of environmental protection; and
- To promote the City of Indio’s mission while maintaining the values of environmental stewardship in compliance with State environmental laws.
Click on the links below to learn more about environmental programs offered by the City:
Zero-Waste Event at the Tamale Festival
The City of Indio partnered with G-Rock for the second year in a row to bring a Zero-Waste Event to Downtown Indio. The event took place during the Tamale Festival, December 5 & 6, 2009. The 2009 Tamale Festival brought in more than 160,000 people over the weekend with more than 70 tamale vendors ready to serve the hungry!
During the Zero Waste Event, Tamale Festival attendees were taught the what, where, when and how to recycle. Enjoy the video to watch the staff and Mr. Recycle show that the City of Indio & IWA is doing its part to create a healthier environment for everyone to work, live and play. http://www.vimeo.com/8804838