Groups cash in on trash cleanup at IMS


INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Several groups once again cashed in on cleaning up the remnants of race day through an annual invitation from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

As day broke Monday, the sun revealed widespread remains of the party that was in the infield and stands during Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.

For about a decade, officials have offered an opportunity to pick up trash to non-profit organizations, church groups, schools and others. The volunteers are paid donations based on how much ground is covered the day after the race.

The tradition has grown to require a waiting list for groups interested in pitching in to clear the trash left by hundreds of thousands of fans. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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