News Release

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Jennifer Hanson | (317) 237-2202 | | Twitter | Facebook
For Immediate Release:
February 13, 2018

Vibrant wraps cover trash receptacles to encourage a clean Downtown

Indianapolis has been recognized as having one of the cleanest Downtowns in the U.S. Visitors and residents continue to remark how clean Downtown is. Downtown Indy, Inc., businesses and the City Department of Public Works (DPW) continue to raise the bar regarding cleanliness standards.

Downtown Indy, Inc. (DII) and City DPW will transform Downtown trash receptacles using colorful vinyl wraps. The Trash Wraps feature the message Pitch In & Win for a green and clean Downtown.

The goal of this initiative is to encourage Downtown residents, employees and visitors to put trash in its place and help ensure that Downtown remains a premier people place. The wraps will be in place in time to welcome our guests here for the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament and other spring events.

“Trash Wraps create a vibrancy and excitement for our visitors, residents and Downtown business community,” said Anne Maschmeyer, beautification director for DII.

There are 120 Trash Wraps Downtown that can be found on Monument Circle and its spokes and Meridian, Illinois, Ohio, Capitol, Maryland, Georgia, Washington, Market, South, West, Missouri and McCarty streets.

Begin install Tuesday, Feb. 13 – Trash wraps are being installed this week.

Best photo op: 10 – 11:30 a.m.; Call Anne for exact installation location: (317) 237-2201

DII’s Cleaning Partnership conceived and championed this initiative to encourage people to do their part to keep Downtown welcoming and vibrant.  Trash wraps first appeared in 2000.  The Partnership has leveraged limited public and private resources to help keep Downtown clean, green and beautiful. Notable successes include establishing Downtown-wide cleaning standards and improving event cleanup.  Its efforts have led to cleaner streets and sidewalks, a proactive graffiti removal program, brick repairs and more.

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