Organic Resource and Household Hazardous Waste Center
The Organic Resource and Household Hazardous Waste Center in Mishawaka will close for the season after end of business on Saturday, December 3, 2022.
Residents of Mishawaka are responsible for proper disposal of their solid waste items. Please note, it is illegal to dump or openly burn solid waste in several areas in the state of Indiana. Please understand the proper disposal process for all household waste. The City of Mishawaka thanks you ahead of time for your dedication to keeping our city clean and safe.
For snow removal, leaf pickup and even Christmas tree disposal, our Central Services Division has you covered. Mishawaka experiences all four seasons, and we are dedicated to making sure our city stays clean and safe no matter the weather.
The Environmental Center no longer accepts bottles, cans, newspapers, cardboard or other common household products for recycling. Mishawaka residents can recycle those products through the city’s Curbside Recycling Program.
Household Hazardous Waste
The City of Mishawaka does its best to keep our city clean and free from hazardous wastes. “Household hazardous waste” is an item or waste generated by households that is not federally regulated but is a regulated solid waste by the state of Indiana. These items are considered toxic, corrosive or pose a threat to human safety or the safety of our environment.
What are some items considered as household hazardous waste?
- Oil paint, stains and varnish
- Oils: used motor oils, antifreeze, oil filters
- Electronics: computers, televisions, etc.
Additionally, mercury, though rare, can also be found in some household items. Visit or for more information related to mercury safety. If you still have questions regarding the disposal of hazardous materials, please contact our Environmental Center for more information. Our Hazardous Waste Center will accept household hazardous wastes directly from your home.
Household hazardous waste can also be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Center at St. Joseph County Waste Management, located at 828 Kerr St. in South Bend.