Trash Pickup & Recycling

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Trash & Recycling Info Sheet

Mishawaka provides our residents with a high-value, low-cost service for the weekly curbside collection of recyclables, trash, and garbage, large furniture and appliances, and yard waste. Residents are now billed for trash service on their Mishawaka Utility bill and will no longer receive a separate bill for trash & recycling collection from Republic Services.

Residents can view our Trash Pickup Days map to determine which day to expect curbside service. If a Mishawaka resident is going on vacation or need to alert our offices of a vacancy at a property please complete the Mishawaka Vacation & Vacancy Form and submit it to the Mishawaka Utilities Business Office.

A discounted senior rate is available to residents who are 65 years or older AND are the property owner. If the resident owns multiple properties, the discount will apply only to the primary property where the resident is living. Tenants of rental properties do not qualify for this discount.

Additional information regarding trash and recycling collection including rates, limits, senior discounts, and restrictions can be found in the Republic Services Information Sheet

Recycling Program -

Use the following table as a guide to your recycling. This is a general list, further details can be found in the recycling guide available here:  Residential Recycling Program Info.

These types of items
may be recycled...
Please do not submit these
items for recycling...
  • Newspapers
  • Mixed Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Glass Containers
  • Aluminium
  • Plastic Containers
  • Steel & Tin Cans
  • Contaminated Paper
  • Styrofoam
  • Clothing or Other Textiles
  • Ceramics or Commercial Glass
  • Hazardous, Medical, Universal, or Electrical Waste
  • Construction or Demolition Material
  • Waxed or Coated Cardboard Boxes
  • Diapers
  • Carpet

Yard waste reminders -  

For years our trash company has required that Mishawaka citizens separate their yard waste from their regular trash and place them in separate locations for pick up. Republic Services would like to remind you that this is no longer the case. By dumping yard waste, especially grass, into landfills it helps to produce methane gas which in turn helps landfills to decompose better.

Yard waste and regular trash will be picked up by the same truck and does not need to be separated in different containers or placed in separate locations.



700 Union Street

Mishawaka, IN  46544

Phone (574) 258-1660

Fax (574) 258-1699


Street Commissioner


Central Motor Pool Manager

Phone (574) 258-1722