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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
Schedules

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
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.

Auburn Recycling and Disposal Transfer Station

 3907 County Road 47
(only 5.5 miles or 9 minutes from downtown)
260-442-3244

  • Tuesdays: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 1-4 p.m.
  • First Saturday of Each Month: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Auburn homeowners will be able to drop off 2-bulk items free of charge each week.
Must show proof of residency in Auburn
Recycling Materials Accepted:

Cardboard, newspapers, mixed paper, phone books, magazines, aluminum and tin/steel cans, glass bottles and jars, plastics one (1) through seven (7), and most electronic waste (EWaste) no charge (except $10 charge for TVs and monitors)

Trash Materials Accepted:

Large furniture, small appliances, washer, dryer, rug & padding (3-foot lengths tied), branches and limbs (3-foot lengths tied) and excess garbage/rubbish

Trash Materials Not Accepted:

Tires, batteries, paints, chemicals, appliances with Freon, hazardous or infectious materials

 
 

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