Normal Trash Pickup to Resume


Mayor Dave Wood and Street Commissioner Time Ryan have announced that trash pick-up will resume to normal in the City of Mishawaka. Over the last 30 days, Republic Services has realigned and reprioritized the collection routes for city residents. There was a “temporary” suspension of bulk and yard waste to ensure that Republic Service teams could effectively handle the extra trash that seemed to be accumulating in households.

Republic Services informed the city on Friday, April 24th, that they have been able to handle the significant volume increase and effective Monday, 4/27/2020, they are reinstating the 2 bulk items per week and 5 extra bags plus toter collection services in the city. The City of Mishawaka also will be continuing with their Operation Quarantine spring clean-up for the next two weeks, April 27th through May 8th. This means that if there are excessive items at one residence, Republic Services will pick up what they can and contact the Mishawaka Central Services Department to help with the clean-up of the extra items.

“I am proud of the cooperation we have received from our residents during this difficult time and am happy to announce that trash service will resume as normal. We have all been presented with unique challenges, and I feel that the City of Mishawaka employees and Republic Services have gone above and beyond to provide our citizens with the world-class service they have come to know and expect”, says Mayor Wood. “It has been a challenge for all but one that I feel we have worked on together which has ended with positive results. We were all inconvenienced for a short time with little complaints and great cooperation from our City of Mishawaka residents.”

If you have questions concerning trash pick-up, please feel free to contact the Central Services Department at (574) 258-1660.