In Marion County, there are two types of trash collection: automated pick-up (when the truck picks up your can with a mechanical arm) or hand collection (when a crew member manually picks up your can to empty it into the truck).
Trash is collected five days a week between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. On your collection day, be sure to place your trash at the curb or in the alley before 7 a.m. to ensure proper pickup. If you have questions or concerns about your weekly trash or heavy trash collection, please contact the Mayor's Action Center online or call (317) 327-4622.
Acceptable and Unacceptable Trash
Effective January 1, 2011, Indiana households, public schools and small businesses will no longer be able to mix unwanted computer monitors, computers, televisions, printers, computer peripherals (i.e., keyboards, mice, etc.), DVD players, video cassette recorders or fax machines with municipal waste that is intended for disposal at a landfill or intended for disposal by burning or incineration.
Click here to learn of options for the proper disposal of electronic waste.
Accepted for collection:
Unacceptable for collection:
If legally unacceptable items are left for pickup, a DPW informational tag (in both English and Spanish) will notify you how you can meet the pickup requirements.
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