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Refuse & Recycling

The City of Auburn oversees the collection and disposal of garbage and recyclable goods for every residential neighborhood. Our garbage and recycling services are provided for a minimum fee of $11.43 per household/per month and are included in your monthly municipal utilities bill. (Additional bag tags are $1.25 and bulk item tags are $15.) Auburn citizens may use the transfer station (3907 CO RD 47, Waterloo) on a weekly basis for two large items free of charge.

Information on Recycling and Disposal Transfer Station

Curbside Service

Garbage Pick-up (Weekly)

  • Residents must use supplied bin (Additional bag tags available for $1.25 each)
  • No construction or hazardous materials may be disposed of via standard weekly service
  • Bulk item tags are available for $15 (Example bulk item: sofa)

Recycling Pick-up (Bi-weekly)

  • Glass, excluding light bulbs, mirrors, ceramics and drinking glasses
  • Plastics: soda bottles, water jugs, milk containers (no food debris)
  • Aluminum/tin cans and foil (no food debris or aerosol cans)
  • Newspapers

Click on the links below for information on when our services are provided to your residential neighborhood.


Spring Clean-Up Schedule
  • April 9-13, 2018 - South of 7th Street and West of Cedar Creek
  • April 16-20, 2018 - North of 7th Street and West of Cedar Creek
  • April 23-27, 2018 - North of 7th Street and East of Cedar Creek 
  • April 30 - May 4, 2018 - South of 7th Street and East of Cedar Creek

PLEASE NOTE: Spring Clean-up will no longer take place on Saturdays. It will be completed through the week as listed above. Residents are asked to have items out for pick-up on the Sunday prior to their clean-up week.

Accepted Items
  • Household items only: Bagged if possible. Cardboard boxes with loose trash will not be picked up.
  • Yard waste (brush and limbs in 4’ sections): Bundled or packaged. No leaves.
  • Large appliances/household items: Washers, dryers, refrigerators, grills, carpet, etc.

All waste should be bagged and placed in your trash bin, other than large bulky items. Weight limit of 50 pounds per item.

Unacceptable Items
  • Construction materials (concrete, rocks, etc.)
  • Oil and car parts (batteries, bumpers, tires, fenders, etc.)
  • Hazardous, chemical, medical or infectious waste (liquid paint and pesticides)
  • Electronics (TVs, computers, electronic games, telephones, etc.)
If you have a product that is not accepted, and wish to dispose of it, call:
  • Republic Services: 1-800-359-2165
  • Northeast Indiana Solid Waste Management District: 1-800-777-5462

Mayor's Corner

April 26, 2018
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April 19, 2018
Gov. Eric J. Holcomb has submitted census tracts in DeKalb County as part of Indiana’s 156 Opportunity Zone nominations to the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. The federal Opportunity Zone program was created in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act&nb…


  • April 26, 2018
    Construction update: There will be no parking spaces on the 200 block North Main Street until further notice. Also,…
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