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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 $11.76 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.)

Interested in recycling?
To request a recycling bin, please call 260.747.4117 or visit

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 1, 2019 - South of 7th Street and West of Cedar Creek
  • April 8, 2019 - North of 7th Street and West of Cedar Creek
  • April 15, 2019 - North of 7th Street and East of Cedar Creek 
  • April 22, 2019 - South of 7th Street and East of Cedar Creek

NOTE: Republic will be making only one pass at each customer’s home. Republic hopes to complete all of a scheduled area on Monday of each week. If there are large amounts of items for pick-up, then Republic will finish Spring Clean-up on Tuesday and Wednesday of that week, if necessary.

**All items should be set out at the curb by 6 a.m. Monday of the scheduled pick-up week for your area.**

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:

Northeast Indiana Solid Waste Management District
2320 W 800 S
Ashley, IN

*Items accepted Fridays from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. for a nominal fee.


Mayor's Corner

August 21, 2019
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January 31, 2019
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  • August 19, 2019
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