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COVID – 19 Update

Until further notice garbage and recycling crews will only collect City of Fort Wayne Issued carts used for residential collection. This is due to the COVID- 19 pandemic. Crews will not pick-up additional personal containers, bags or boxes. During this time, bulk items are limited to one item per week per household.  The bulk item should be placed at the curb on the day of your normal garbage collection. It will be picked-up within a few days of your normal collection. 

Residents can take yard waste including, leaves, limbs and branches, to the City Utilities’ Biosolids facility at 6202 Lake Avenue.  Drop off fees are $1 per 100 pounds. 

Biosolids Hours of Operation - April 1 - Nov 30

Monday-Saturday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM       

Sunday Noon - 6:00 PM

Click link for collection schedule4Look Up Your Trash/Recycle Day

2019 FALL "Recycle Matters" Newsletter: Click Here

Holiday Schedule: Click Here

The Solid Waste Department is responsible for managing all aspects of the collection and disposal of residential solid waste in the City of Fort Wayne, including: monitoring the collections of residential solid waste and recycling generated within the City; overseeing removal of illegally dumped Freon appliances; monitoring the garbage user fee and appeal process; enforcing the City Garbage Ordinance; and coordinating environmental programs as necessary. For more information about the City of Fort Wayne's Solid Waste Services, please call the City 311 Call Center by dialing 311 or (260) 427-8311 Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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  Residential Recycling Program 
  Recycling Aternatives for household items 

Electronics Recycling 
Grasscycling Information
Borrow-A-Bin Program 

Tackling Contamination 
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Composting Information click here


  Garbage Collection Information  
   Garbage Collection Tips & Hints
  Red River Performance Dashboard  
Garbage Collection Day Map  
  Garbage User Fee Information & Appeals Form  
  Chapter 50 Garbage Ordinance  





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Solid Waste Management
Citizens Square
200 East Berry Street, Suite 210
Fort Wayne, IN 46802