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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) 

Service Requirements 

Ordinance Number 98-3-5 places the following restrictions on residential trash pick-up services:

ServiceContainerLocationAccepted ItemsRestrictions
Large items and appliancesNoneAt Curb 
  • Appliances
  • Furniture
  • Hot water heaters
  • Mattresses
  • Appliances containing Freon must have Freon removed by a qualified technician and have an attached tag stating that it has been removed
  • Doors and compressors must be removed and placed beside the appliance
  • No building materials, auto parts, tires, and whole carpets
  • No televisions and microwaves due to mercury content
  • Will not pick up trash after someone has moved out
Trash64 or 96-gallon tote provided by CityAt Curb
  • Household wastes
  • Kitchen wastes
  • Trash must be in plastic bags and placed in container by 7:00 a.m.

2020 Altered Holiday Trash Schedule

Holiday Date Pick-Up Date
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.

Additional Items

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:

  • Clean-outs
  • 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.