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South Bend Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the South Bend Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps) trash pickup schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of South Bend is in Indiana with Grand Rapids to the north, Mishawaka to the southeast, Carmel and Indianapolis to the south, and Gary to the west.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

South Bend Trash Collection Calendar 2024

For normal trash collection schedules, look up your trash day by address.

Trash Pick Up Holidays

The 2024 designated holidays that will impact service are listed below. Service will be delayed by one day for those whose normal pickup falls on or after the holiday during the same week:

  • New Year’s Day (observed)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day
When will my trash get collected due to a holiday?

When a holiday falls on or before your normal pickup day (Monday – Thursday), service will occur on the following day. For example, if a holiday is on a Monday, the trash pickup schedule for the week is as follows:

Monday – Service will occur on Tuesday.
Tuesday – Service will take place on Wednesday.
Wednesday – Service will occur on Thursday.  
Thursday – Service will take place on Friday.

Weather and/or extenuating circumstances may also delay trash service by more than a day.

South Bend Trash Collection Map

South Bend Trash Pickup Schedule Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

The City offers three options for extra pickups:

  • Appliance
  • Bulky Item   
  • Yard Waste

You can request one yard waste pickup AND one bulky item or appliance pickup per month at no charge. Additional extra pickups for the month will be charged $20 per cubic yard. A pickup date will be provided after you submit your request.

Request an Extra Trash Pickup here.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Furniture
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • etc

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • TVs
  • DVD players
  • fax machines
  • cable boxes
  • iPods
  • portable GPS navigation system
  • e-readers
  • MP3 players etc.
  • Cameras camcorders and digital photo frames.
  • Computers and associated accessories
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • External hard drives
  • Scanners
  • Mice
  • Keyboards etc.

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in South Bend and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Recycling and the Household Hazardous Waste facility are handled by the St. Joseph County Solid Waste Management District, not the City of South Bend.

The Household Hazardous Waste Facility, located at 828 Kerr Street, accepts electronics of all kinds, batteries, mercury, pesticides/herbicides, tires, waste fuels, and more. The service is free for South Bend residents, but they will need to show their ID. More information can be found on their website or by calling 574-235-9971.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in South Bend?

Homeowners within city limits can request an extra pickup for yard waste or a large item. Each household is allowed one extra pickup, equal to one cubic yard in size, per month at no charge.

Additional extra pickups for the month will be charged $20 per cubic yard. The extra pickup takes place on the same day as trash pickup.

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit the City of South Bend Trash Pickup Days.

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 6 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the South Bend Public Works Department?

Phone: 574.233.0311

227 West Jefferson Blvd.
Suite 1300 N
South Bend, Indiana 46601

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