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Trash and Recycling

Please have garbage & recycling bins out by 6:00 AM on Friday.  Trash pick-up for all town residents is every Friday, with recycling being every other Friday, according to the recycle calendar that you can find under the "Documents" link.  You are currently allowed one large item per week (furniture, mattresses, etc.)   Please click here for a list of acceptable recycling items.

Items such as refrigerators, freezers, ranges, water heaters, etc. will not be picked up by the garbage company.  Please call the Town Hall office at (219) 696-7794 to schedule a member of the Street Department to pick those items up on Fridays. 

Electronics are not an acceptable trash item.  There is an electronics dumpster located at the Street Department, 598 S. Union St., where items such as microwaves, toasters, phones, tv's, etc. and be dropped off Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. 

Trash pick-up will be one day late for those weeks with the holidays of New Years Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  If you have any questions about recycling or the service that you are receiving from our waste hauler, please call (219) 696-7794 Ext. 223 or Republic Services direct at (219) 662-8600.


Latex Paint Recycling

Residents with latex paint in a quantity of 1/2 gallon or more may recycle their paint by calling the Hobart Street Garage at (219) 942-6121, and scheduling a time to drop it off between the hours of 8:00 AM - 2:45 PM at the Hobart location, 1840 E. Route 130.

Residents with latex paint in a quantity less than 1/2 gallon should remove the lid and allow the paint to dry.  Kitty litter may be added to speed up the drying process.  It can then be placed with the regular garbage for pick-up.

Oil based paints must NOT be placed in with the regular garbage.  It must be disposed of through the Lake Michigan Hazardous Waste District.  Please refer to their website, www.lcswmd.com, for a list of collection dates and locations in Lake County.