Indianapolis suspends trash pickup for Weds., Thurs.


The Department of Public Works (DPW) has suspended solid waste services for Wednesday, December 26 and Thursday, December 27 due to the inclement weather.

City routes are currently one day behind due to the Christmas Holiday. DPW will resume private and city collection Friday for Thursday trash routes. Friday trash routes will be collected on Saturday. Monday trash routes will remain as normal and there will be NO trash pick-up on Tuesday, January 1 due to the New Year's Day holiday. 

Wednesday, January 2 trash collection will be a double pick-up for last Tuesday's trash as well as the current trash for the week. Thursday, January 3 trash pick-up will again be a double pick-up for last Wednesday trash routes as well as the current week.

For example: If your normal trash pick-up day is Wednesday, then you will have a double pick-up on Thursday, January 3.

A double pick-up means you can put out two weeks' worth of trash. DPW understands that many residents with a double pick-up will exceed the normal 10 bag limit or overflow their 96-gallon carts.

DPW will be taking everything that is set out for the double pick-up days.

Detailed schedule here

The rest of the week will operate on a slide schedule meaning trash routes will run a day behind. Thursday routes will be collected on Friday, January 4 and Friday trash routes will be collected on Saturday, January 5.

All residents with normal trash routes on Thursday and Friday of this week should leave their trash out for pick-up on Friday and Saturday.

The City will make every effort to service every street as soon as trucks can safely navigate the streets.

Indy DPW