Services Available to Town Residents

Residential Trash Collection

The Town of Middlebury contracts with Allied Waste Service to pick up residential trash every Monday & Tuesday.  
Trash carts must be out by the curb by 6:30 AM.  The cost for trash service is included in your taxes. 
If you have a damaged cart, contact the Middlebury Town Hall at 574-825-1499 and they will contact Allied Waste to schedule this.  If you want an additional cart, or your trash was not collected, you may contact Allied Waste at 574-522-1331 for assistance.  

Residential Recycling Drop-Off Site

The Elkhart County Solid Waste Management District has drop off recycling bins located at 504 E. Warren Street.  Materials accepted include newspapers, phone books, magazines, aluminum cans, bi-metal cans, clear and colored glass, plastics #1 thru #7, and corrugated cardboard.

County Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off

Residents may disposed of household hazardous waste at the monthly Elkhart County hazardous waste drop off held on the first Saturdays of every month at the Elkhart County Correctional Facility near the intersection of County Road 7 and County Road 26.  Enter off of County Road 7.  Hours are 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.  For a list of items not accepted at the site go to Hazardous Waste Drop Off.

Fall Leaf Pick Up

The Public Works Department picks up loose leaves that are raked near the street in the Fall only.  Typically leaf pick up starts around October 15.
Grass, Leaves and Brush Disposal

The Town offers a site for residents to dispose of household grass, leaves and brush at our Public Works facility located at 125 York Drive.  Commercial disposal is prohibited at this facility.

Please follow these guidelines when disposing of your grass, leaves and brush:
    • Grass and Leaves Disposal Area is for lawn grasses, ornamental grasses, flowers, garden refuse and leaves.
    • Brush Disposal Area is for tree limbs, tree trunks, stumps, and woody bushes.
    • Please use the Gravel Drive for disposing of your material in the proper location.
    • Do not dispose of your materials in the Drainage Ditches.
    • Disposal of household trash and building materials (lumber, landscape timbers, railroad ties, concrete, etc.) is prohibited.
    • Commercial disposal of any materials is prohibited.

Your cooperation in following these guidelines is vital to the success of this program and is greatly appreciated by the Town.

Clean Up Days

Two times a year, Spring and Fall, the Town has Clean Up Days for residents to bring large household items to the Public Works facility at 125 York Drive for proper disposal.  Commercial disposal is prohibited.  The following items will not be accepted by the Town:

      • Pesticides, herbicides or insecticides.
      • Solvents, paints or oils.
      • Tires
      • Refrigerators, air conditioners, or de-humidifiers.

Medication Disposal

Out of date and unused medications may be dropped off at the Middlebury Police Department.  The Police Department does not accept sharps.