Effective May 10, 2021, we are now taking yard waste bags set out by your garbage cart. Each bag should not exceed 35 pounds and should be placed three feet away from the garbage cart.
As previously mentioned, we are still picking up one bulk item per household per week.
Mattresses and box springs must be bagged/wrapped in plastic for bulk collection. Most home improvement stores carry mattress bags.
Recycling collection in the yellow-lid cart is still limited to cart only.
Please click the links on the menu bar above or in the box on the right for additional information.
The award-winning Solid Waste Department oversees residential garbage and recycling collection, sorting, and disposal. Between weekly garbage and every other week recycling collection, nearly 120,000 pick-ups occur each week in Fort Wayne neighborhoods
Funding for the Solid Waste Department is through the fees paid ($12 per home) each month for service. The Department is solely supported through these user fees and received no property tax funding. Besides weekly neighborhood collections, the Solid Waste Department organizes numerous activities, including the annual Great American Clean-up, tire, electronics, and hazardous waste disposal days, support of trail and greenway clean-ups and providing roll-off containers to assist with individual neighborhood efforts.