Recycling & Trash

Trash Pickup

Trash pickup on Fridays (trash out no later than 6 a.m. curbside.)recycle
Large Trash Pickup: May
Leaf Pickup – Dates on Utility billing

Wakarusa Recycling Information


Location: 403 Maple Lane

Materials accepted at site:newspapers, phone books, magazines, aluminum cans, bi-metal cans, clear and colored glass, plastics #1 – #7, and corrugated cardboard. Cereal boxes and other “soft” cardboard products may be recycled with the newspapers.


Option for all other materials:

Household Hazardous Waste Collections Schedule for Elkhart County Residents: will be held on the first Saturdays of every month at the Elkhart County Correctional Facility near the intersection of County Road 7 and County Road 26. Enter off of County Road 7. Hours are 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Items not accepted at the monthly household hazardous waste drop off:

Please return these to a store that sells tires (area retailer).

E- Waste:
Goodwill stores will accept non-working TVs
Omni Source
Best Buy


Schupan & Sons

Refrigerators & Freezers:
I & M (call 877-395-5535 for pick up)

Latex Paint:
Absorb paint with shredded newspaper, kitty litter, sand, sawdust, or other absorbent, and dispose in your trash. Aerosol cans can be emptied of their contents and disposed in the trash.We will take oil basedpaint.

Akaline Batteries*:
Dispose in trash.

We will accept recyclable lithium batteries.

Tires and car batteries can be recycled at stores that sell them. Car batteries may also be taken to an area scrap metal dealer.

Medications may be dropped off at the Wakarusa Police Department at 102 S. Spring St. We accept medications and sharps, but please put sharps in a puncture proof container. You may also add water to pills, seal the lid tightly, and seal whole container in a reseal able plastic bag. You may soak up liquid meds with sand or kitty liter, secure the lid tightly, and seal the whole container in a resealable plastic bag. Both may be disposed in landfill in that condition.

If you have questions concerning what to recycle, contact Elkhart County Solid Waste District office at 574-293-2269.