Trash Collection

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The following trash collection services are provided by the Public Works / Street Department to City of Warsaw residents:

  • Appliance Disposal
  • Residential Trash Pick-Up
  • Trash Containers

Trash Container Regulations

Garbage and trash must be put in proper containers before the City Sanitation Department will pick them up. Trash must be placed in the 64 or 96-gallon trash tote that is provided by the City of Warsaw. Garbage must be in plastic bags, not loose in the container. (Ordinance No. 98-3-5) 

Service Requirements 

Ordinance Number 98-3-5 places the following restrictions on residential trash pick-up services:

ServiceContainerLocationAccepted ItemsRestrictions
Large items and appliancesNoneAt Curb 
  • Appliances
  • Furniture
  • Hot water heaters
  • Mattresses
  • Appliances containing Freon must have Freon removed by a qualified technician and have an attached tag stating that it has been removed
  • Doors and compressors must be removed and placed beside the appliance
  • No building materials, auto parts, tires, and whole carpets
  • No televisions and microwaves due to mercury content
  • Will not pick up trash after someone has moved out
Trash64 or 96-gallon tote provided by CityAt Curb
  • Household wastes
  • Kitchen wastes
  • Trash must be in plastic bags and placed in container by 7:00 a.m.

2017 Altered Trash & Recycling Schedule

HolidayDatePick-Up Date
New Year's DayMonday, January 2, 2017Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Martin Luther King Jr. DayMonday, January 16, 2017Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Presidents' DayMonday, February 20, 2017Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Good FridayFriday, April 14, 2017Thursday, April 13, 2017
Memorial DayMonday, May 29, 2017Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Independence DayTuesday, July 4, 2017Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Labor DayMonday, September 4, 2017Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Veteran's DayFriday, November 10, 2017Thursday, November 9, 2017
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 23, 2017Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Day after ThanksgivingFriday, November 24, 2017Monday, November 27, 2017
Christmas EveMonday, December 25, 2017Friday, December 22, 2017
Christmas DayTuesday, December 26, 2017Wednesday, December 27, 2017

City offices will be closed to observe the holidays above. Only routes on the observed holiday's date are affected. All other days remain the same. Recycling observes the same holidays and follows the same routes as trash pick-up. (Borden Waste-Away collects recyclables on Mondays and Wednesdays.) For recycling pick-up questions, please call Borden Waste-Away at (800) 386-3313. For trash pick-up questions, call the City of Warsaw Public Works Department at (574) 372-9561.

Additional Items

The City is not set up to properly dispose of refuse over and beyond normal household trash. Examples of items that can not be accepted and will need to be disposed of by the property owner include:

  • Clean-outs
  • Construction / remodeling / demolition debris
  • Contractor-generated material
  • Excess trash from a resident moving in or out


Appliances that contain Freon will be picked up by the Street Department. However, the Freon must first be removed by a Certified ServiceTechnician and a state approved certification tag (obtained by a Certified Technician) must be attached to the unit, stating Freon has been removed. In addition, please remove any doors or compressors, and place beside the appliance.

Televisions and microwaves are now considered hazardous waste due to their mercury content, and are no longer accepted at the landfill.