Every season brings its own challenges, but we are here and happy to help. The City of Mishawaka has long been committed to helping residents with seasonal cleanup chores such as leaf removal in the fall and Christmas tree disposal during the holidays. We won’t forget about the snow either. While we love our winter snowfalls, residents can trust us to keep the roadways safe and clean.
Fall Leaf Pickup
Mishawaka’s leaf collection program normally begins near the end of October and will continue through November or until leaf pickup is no longer a need for residents. The Mishawaka Street Department will pick up leaves the day before each resident’s regular trash pickup day. Leaves and yard waste can always be bagged and set out with normal trash.
Christmas Tree Pickup
The Mishawaka Street Department begins picking up Christmas trees the week after Christmas and continues through the last week of January. Residents should place their Christmas trees at the curb for pickup.
Snow Removal Conditions
When, in the opinion of the Snow Removal Coordinator, the actual or expected snowfall will create hazardous or dangerous road conditions for vehicular or pedestrian traffic, the coordinator shall have the authority to declare a snow removal condition. When declaring a snow removal condition, the Snow Removal Coordinator shall designate one of the following conditions to be in effect:
- No vehicle shall be parked on a snow route.
- Any vehicle parked, stalled, incapable of moving under its own power or left unattended on any street designated as a snow route may be ticketed, towed or impounded.
- Parking prohibitions on snow routes shall remain in effect until the snow emergency is canceled or modified.
- Parking shall be allowed on all snow routes unless otherwise prohibited.
- Parking shall be banned on all streets not designated as snow routes between the hours of 9 a.m. and 8:59 a.m. of the following day in accordance with the following schedule:
- Even-numbered days: No parking on that side of the street with odd-numbered addresses.
- Odd-numbered days: No parking on that side of the street with even-numbered addresses.
- This division shall not apply to streets that have prohibited parking on one side.
- Any vehicle parked, stalled, incapable of moving under its own power or left unattended on any street shall be ticketed, towed or impounded.
- Parking bans as established under division (B) herein shall remain in force and effect on a rotating basis until the entire street has been cleared to the curb line, or until the residential emergency has been canceled.
- The Snow Removal Coordinator shall have the power to limit all traffic within the city. Anyone traveling on city streets without a valid emergency reason shall be subject to the penalties of this chapter.
- The Snow Removal Coordinator shall have the power to establish any or all parking restrictions which, in the coordinator’s opinion, are necessary to ensure the health and safety of residents. Any vehicle parked, stalled, incapable of moving under its own power or left unattended on any street in violation of these restrictions shall be ticketed, towed or impounded.
- The Snow Removal Coordinator shall have the power to designate vehicles such as Street Department vehicles, other city vehicles, four-wheel-drive vehicles and snowmobiles as “temporary emergency vehicles” if, in the coordinator’s opinion, the designation is necessary to ensure the health and safety of the residents of the community. Any individual abusing the services of these or other emergency vehicles shall be subject to the penalty provisions of this chapter and shall be liable to and shall reimburse the city for all costs expended in responding to any false call.
- If you have questions or need additional information about any of these services, please contact Central Services.
All traffic restrictions, parking bans and any other action taken during a weather disaster by the Snow Removal Coordinator shall remain in effect until the weather disaster has been canceled by the coordinator.
The Snow Removal Coordinator shall have the power to take whatever action is reasonably necessary to ensure the health, safety and welfare of residents during a weather disaster.
The snow removal conditions shall continue in force and effect until the Snow Removal Coordinator declares it to be over in the same manner.
Ardennes Avenue – Normandy Drive to Main Street
Beiger Street – Lincoln Way East to Twelfth Street
Bittersweet Road – Lincoln Way East to St. Joseph River
Blair Hills Avenue – Dragoon Trail to Bowdoin Drive
Broadway – Logan Street to Merrifield Avenue
Byrkit Avenue – Jefferson Ave. to McKinley Avenue
Byrkit Avenue – Mishawaka Avenue to Twelfth Street
Capital Avenue – Lincoln Way East to Dragoon Trail
Carlton Street – Lincoln Way West to Milburn Blvd.
Catalpa Street – Main Street to Grape Road
Cedar Street – Fourth Street to US 20
Day Road – Grape Road to eastern city limits
Delaware Street – Logan Street to Ironwood Drive
Division Street – Mishawaka Avenue to McKinley Avenue
Douglas Road – Eastern city limits to western city limits
Dragoon Trail – Ironwood Drive to Capital Avenue (Elm Road)
Edison Lakes Parkway – Main Street at Edison Road to Grape Road
Edison Road – Logan to Main Street
Eighth Street – Union Street to Logan Street
Forest Avenue – Wilson Blvd. to Mishawaka Avenue
Fourth Street – Logan Street to Capital Avenue
Grape Road – McKinley Avenue to northern city limits
Home Street – US 20 to Day Road
Indian Ridge Blvd. – Grape Road to Main Street
Ironwood Drive – Dragoon Trail to River (east side only)
Jefferson Blvd. – Logan Street to eastern city Limits
Liberty Drive – Mishawaka Avenue to US 20
Lincoln Way – eastern city limits to western city limits
Logan Street – Southern city limits to northern city limits
Main Street – Southern city limits to northern city limits
Merrifield Avenue – Lincoln Way East to Dragoon Trail
Merrifield Avenue – Battell Street to US 20
Milburn Blvd. – Logan Street to Ironwood Drive
Mishawaka Avenue – Logan Street to Byrkit Street
Normandy Drive – US 20 to Ardennes Avenue
Pleasant Street – Logan Street to Wilson Blvd.
Russell Avenue – River Avenue to Dragoon Trail
Seventh Street – Union Street to Logan Street
Spring Street – Lincoln Way West to Dragoon Trail
SR 331 – Dragoon Trail to US 20
Third Street – Capital Avenue to Smith Street
Twelfth Street – Union Street to eastern city limits
US 20 – Eastern city limits to western city limits
Vistula Road – Lincoln Way East to eastern city limits
West Street – Lincoln Way West to Sixteenth Street
Willow Street – Mishawaka Avenue to Jefferson Blvd.
Wilson Blvd. – Logan Street to Forest Avenue
Wood Lane – Dragoon Trail to southern end
*Denotes Parking Prohibited At All Times per Title VII, Chapter 78, Schedule I of the Municipal Code of the City of Mishawaka; therefore, Snow Route signs need not be posed
NOTE: All State and Federal routes have been included although snow removal is not under municipal jurisdiction