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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.

2020-2021 Altered Holiday Trash Schedule

Holiday Date Pick-Up Date
2020 Christmas Eve Thursday, December 24, 2020 Wednesday, December 23, 2020
2020 Christmas Day Friday, December 25, 2020 Monday, December 28, 2020
2021 New Year's Day Friday, January 1, 2021 Thursday, December 31, 2020
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 18, 2021 Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Presidents Day Monday, February 15, 2021 Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Good Friday Friday, April 2, 2021 Thursday, April 1, 2021
Memorial Day Monday, May 31, 2021 Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Independence Day Observed Monday, July 5, 2021 Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Veterans Day Thursday, November 11, 2021 Friday, November 12, 2021
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 25, 2021 Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Day After Thanksgiving Friday, November 26, 2021 Monday, November 29, 2021
Christmas Eve Friday, December 24, 2021 Thursday, December 23, 2021
Christmas Day Observed Monday, December 27, 2021 Tuesday, December 28, 2021
New Years Day Observed Friday, December 31, 2021 Thursday, December 30, 2021

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.