Trash Pickup

Dear All,

The press release below has some information that you may be interested in regarding trash service.  To summarize what may affect you the most:   

  • If your normal pickup day is Friday, you will still have your trash picked up tomorrow even though it is Good Friday.
  • Heavy trash pickup is suspended until May 1st (currently)
  • ToxDrop is temporarily suspended

Read the entire press release for more information from the Department of Public Works.  Feel free to share this information with others to help keep them informed. 

Don’t forget as you clean up after the storm last evening, please remember to clean the curb area in front of your home as well as clean off any drainage grates in front of your property.  Make sure to bag all trash so it does not blow or scatter when being picked up.

Hope everyone is safe.  Take care.


Janice McHenry



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April 6, 2020



INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (Indy DPW) today announced that essential operations will continue uninterrupted while others will be suspended or moved online, following Indiana Governor Holcomb’s extension of the Stay at Home order.

Solid waste crews, including those from partner haulers Republic Services and Waste Management, will continue regular trash collections with specialized care to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19. However, DPW will suspend Heavy Trash pick-up for the month of April to offset additional disposal volume – and for the safety of workers with Republic Services and Waste Management that collect heavy trash by hand. Solid waste crews will also continue work as scheduled on Friday despite Good Friday, which is a city-county holiday.

Services to continue with special safety measures include:

Services to be temporarily discontinued:

  • Household Hazardous Waste drop-off events via the ToxDrop program
  • Heavy trash pick-up until May 1

While not an Indy DPW project, Marion County residents should note that, with reduced amounts of traffic, INDOT will close both I-70 eastbound and westbound lanes starting April 13 for 30 days, weather permitting. More information on the closure and detours can be found in INDOT’s press release.

Residents are still encouraged to visit the Indy DPW website for helpful information on how to take advantage of services online. Following direction from City leadership, Indy DPW will continue to monitor the changing public health situation and make appropriate changes.



Hannah Scott
Public Information Officer
Indianapolis Department of Public Works
C: 317-775-1590

Benjamin Easley
Chief Communications Officer
Indianapolis Department of Public Works
C: 317-850-5190

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