The Refuse Department collects trash, garbage, yard waste, leaves and compost throughout the City of Michigan City. All refuse must be placed in City-issued trash collection toters. Yard waste and/or compost must be placed in 32 gallon size garbage cans, cardboard boxes, and/or paper bags. NO PLASTIC BAGS OR TOTERS may be used for compost pick-ups. Leaf collections are made continuously within the city limits throughout the season until all leaves are removed.