Refuse & Recycling

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.

Refuse Collection

Curbside residential recycling service is available to all residents through the LaPorte County Solid Waste District.

Environmental Violations

Environmental violations are not only unsightly, but they can be serious health and safety hazards. It is against City Ordinance for properties to contain:

  • Uncollected trash, garbage, litter, or debris
  • Demolition remains
  • Appliances or furniture in the yard
  • Auto parts and scrap metal
  • Grass over 6 inches tall
  • Fallen trees, stumps, dead trees, and cut brush

For questions about trash, garbage, litter or debris, please contact the Refuse Department.
For questions regarding grass, brush, and trees please contact Vector Control.

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  1. Refuse


    Physical Address
    1801 Kentucky Street
    Michigan City, IN 46360

    Phone: (219) 874-7799
    Fax: (219) 874-8053