City of South Bend releases trash schedule for Thanksgiving week

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The city of South Bend has released the upcoming holiday trash pickup schedule for the week of November 23 and the end of season schedule for yard waste.

During the week of November 23, trash and yard waste collection will be delayed by one day because of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

  • Monday, November 23: Normal pickup
  • Tuesday, November 24: Normal pickup
  • Wednesday, November 25: Normal pickup
  • Thursday, November 26: Thanksgiving holiday, no service
  • Friday, November 27: Pickup in areas normally serviced on Thursday

The weekly yard waste program will be extended an additional week - through Thursday, December 3.

Yard waste extra pickups will start again December 7. Residents can schedule one free monthly yard waste pickup of 10-30 gallon biodegradable paper bags or a cubic yard of tied limbs by submitting a form online or calling 311.

For yard waste extra pickups, residents need to follow these guidelines:

  • All bags must be the brown, biodegradable paper leaf bags and completely void of any trash debris.
  • Branches need to be cut to four (4) feet or shorter, be no more than four (4) inches in diameter and tied securely with twine into manageable bundles.
  • All items must be curbside by 6:00 a.m. on trash pickup day and away from any cars, containers, mailboxes, trees or any other obstructions. Items cannot be under any powerlines or branches.
  • No household trash, food waste or plastic of any kind will be accepted.

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