Municipal Utilities

Refuse & Recycling
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The City of Auburn contracts with a third party for 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 $13.79 per household/per month and are included in your monthly municipal utility bill. (Additional bag tags are $1.50 and bulk item tags are $15.)

Refuse & Recycling
260.925.0365 Phone

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

Garbage Pick-up


  • Residents must use supplied bin
  • No construction or hazardous materials may be disposed of via standard weekly service
  • Bulk item tags are available for $15 (Example bulk item: sofa)
  • Additional bag tags are available for $1.25 apiece
  • Pick-up delayed by ONE day for the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Recycling Pick-up


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

Fall Leaf Pick-up

The Auburn Street Department picks up leaves typically in October of each year.

Spring Clean-up

SW (Zone 1): April 11-15
NW (Zone 2): April 18-22
NE (Zone 3): May 9-13
SE (Zone 4): May 16-20

Accepted Items

  • Household items only: Bagged. No cardboard boxes with loose trash.
  • Yard waste (brush and limbs in 4’ sections): Bundled or packaged. No leaves.
  • Large appliances/household items: Washers, dryers, refrigerators (freon-free), grills, carpet, etc.
  • Paint: Solidified with the lid removed.

All waste should be bagged and placed in your trash bin, other than large bulky items. Weight limit of 60 pounds per item.

Unaccepted Items

  • TVs, computers, electronic games, telephones, etc.
  • Construction materials, concrete, rocks, etc.
  • Car parts (batteries, bumpers, tires, fenders, etc.)
  • Hazardous, chemical, medical or infectious waste; liquid paint; pesticides


Information at Your Fingertips

Garbage Pick-up Schedule
2022 Recycling Calendar
Recycling Dos and Don’ts

Paying Your Utility Bill

We offer four different payment methods so you can choose the one that is most convenient for you.