Beginning the week of September 13, 2021, all residents will have their trash and recycling collected on Thursday. Trash will be picked up weekly and recycling will be collected every other week.
Those residents that had their recycling picked up on Tuesday previously will have theirs picked up on Thursday, 9/16, and every other Thursday thereafter.
The recycling schedule will remain the same for those residents that have had their recycling picked up every other Thursday (9/9, 9/23. 10/7, etc.).
Bulk items will be picked up by appointment only by calling Advanced Disposal/Waste Management at their new phone number: 866-797-9018
For the trash and recycling pickup schedule you can also see the Town Calendar. The following schedule would be exceptions to this:
- Labor Day - Tuesday's will be picked up on Wednesday, September 8 and Thursday's will be picked up on Friday, September 10.
- Thanksgiving - Thursday's will be picked up on Friday, November 26.
- Christmas - Thursday's will be picked up on Thursday, December 23.
- New Years Day (2022) - Thursday's will be picked up on Thursday, December 30, 2020.
Trash & Recycling Information
- For the trash and recycling pickup schedule you can also see the Town Calendar.
- July 2016 the town began new enhancements to your refuse collection service. Click on link for Trash Flyer
- Also, July 2016 the town has new enhancements to your recycling collection service. Click on link for Recycling Flyer
If you would like a trash and/or recycling container call the Town Hall at 267-7581 from from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., weekdays.
Garbage Contractor is Waste Management (formally Advanced Disposal) - Phone: 866-797-9018
Yard Waste - Yard waste is usually picked up every Monday and continues on Tuesday, if necessary.
July 1, 2017 - Biodegradable Bag Program Starts
The Town of Winona Lake is committed to an on-going effort to be stewards of the environment. The elimination of plastic yard waste bags from our environment is a positive step forward.
Beginning on July 1, 2017, we will no longer pick up curbside plastic yard waste bags. Residents of Winona Lake will be need to utilize “biodegradable” bags. The bags can be obtained locally at Menard's and other retail outlets. Only items that were previously placed in plastic bags shall be placed in the new bags. The purchase of bags will be the resident’s responsibility.
Leaves will still be picked for a brief period in the Spring and for the Fall leaf season by the leaf vacum truck. The bags are to be utilized outside the times that the leaf vacum truck is in service.