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 Time & Container Regulations
Garbage and trash must be placed curbside no later than 7:00 a.m. on the designated trash day.
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)
Ordinance Number 98-3-5 places the following restrictions on residential trash pick-up services:
|Large items and appliances||None||At Curb|
|Trash||64 or 96-gallon tote provided by City||At Curb|
|Christmas Eve||Tuesday, December 24, 2019||Monday, December 23, 2019|
|Christmas Day||Wednesday, December 25, 2019||Thursday, December 26, 2019|
|New Year's Day||Wednesday, January 1, 2020||Thursday, January 2, 2020|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||Monday, January 20, 2020||Tuesday, January 21, 2020|
|Presidents Day||Monday, February 17, 2020||Tuesday, February 18, 2020|
|Good Friday||Friday, April 10, 2020||Thursday, April 9, 2020|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 25, 2020||Tuesday, May 26, 2020|
|Independence Day (Observed)||Friday, July 3, 2020||Thursday, July 2, 2020|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 7, 2020||Tuesday, September 8, 2020|
|Veterans Day||Wednesday, November 11, 2020||Thursday, November 12, 2020|
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, November 26, 2020||Wednesday, November 25, 2020|
|Day After Thanksgiving||Friday, November 27, 2020||Monday, November 30, 2020|
|Christmas Eve||Thursday, December 24, 2020||Wednesday, December 23, 2020|
|Christmas Day||Friday, December 25, 2020||Monday, December 28, 2020|
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 follows the same routes as trash pick-up. Recycling also observes the same holidays as the City but has a different holiday pick-up schedule (PDF). (Borden Waste-Away collects recyclables on Mondays and Wednesdays, except during holiday schedules.) For recycling pick-up questions, please call Borden Waste-Away at (800) 386-3313 or visit the Recycling page. For trash pick-up questions, call the City of Warsaw Public Works Department at (574) 372-9561.
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:
- 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.