Heavy Trash
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Each Indianapolis household may place a maximum of two (2) items of heavy trash out for collection each month. Your heavy trash days will vary depending on whether DPW or a private contractor collects your trash. Check your heavy trash schedule by clicking on the "Pick-up Schedule" link to the right.


  • Household furnishings - couches, desks, tables, chairs, dressers.
  • Appliances (without Freon-gas refrigerant) - stoves, water heaters, water softeners. --Appliances containing Freon require special handling-- To have a Freon unit collected, empty and disable the appliance and set it out at the curb or alley where your trash is normally picked up. Call the MAC at 327-4622 to arrange pickup. Freon units do not count as part of the monthly two heavy trash items allotment.
  • Disassembled bicycles and swing sets.
  • Automobile/truck tires mounted on their rims/wheels.
  • Lawnmowers - must be drained of all gas and oil.
  • Lawn waste - bundled limbs no larger than 3 feet in diameter and 3 feet in length. Each bundle counts as one heavy trash item.

Place all items on a stable surface. Be sure to secure and/or remove loose parts such as doors or trim. Items considered unacceptable for regular trash pickup are also unacceptable for heavy trash pickup. If legally unacceptable items are left for pickup, a DPW informational tag will notify you how to meet the pickup requirements.

Have more than two items of heavy trash to dispose of each month?