Trash and Recycling

​Rates: 

Residential


The cost of weekly trash pick up for Valparaiso City residents is $12 per month.
Any additional trash cans have a monthly rate of $9 per month per can.

Residential customers may not opt out of the trash fee. 

Business


The cost of weekly trash pick up for Valparaiso City businesses is $15 per month. 
Any additional trash cans have a monthly rate of $15 per can per month, up to 3 cans.  


Recycling is FREE in the City of Valparaiso

City of Valparaiso Trash and Recycle Pick Up Map

Click the link above to find your scheduled trash/recycling day.

Trash Pickup Information:

  • Trash must be curbside by 7:00 am on the day of pick up. We can pick up your trash any time between 7:00 am and 3:00 pm on your day of pick up.
  • Place the can in the right of way with the arrow on the lid pointing toward the street.
  • Bag your trash; loose garbage will blow away when the can is dumped.
  • Do not place your can near obstructions (e.g. mailboxes, utility poles, parked cars, etc.).
  • Do not place hot ashes or flammable materials in your can. Damaged cans due to misuse will be the responsibility of the homeowner. Damaged can replacement cost is $60. 
  • Do not place any items on top of the trash can.

Items NOT Accepted:

 

Extra Trash & Construction Debris:


  • If you have extra items that do not fit inside the City-Issued Trash Can, contact us at 219-462-4612 prior to your pickup day. After hours, please leave a message with your address and item to be picked up. We send a separate truck to pick up any items outside of the trash can on your normal scheduled day of pick up.
  • Extra Trash outside of the can is subject to a fee of $15 per cubic yard (3' x 3' x 3'). Amounts will be assessed by a Public Works Supervisor. Any charges for extra trash will appear on a separate line on the your utility bill.
  • Public Works does not accept extra trash and construction debris generated by privately hired contractors.
  • Debris such as carpet, lumber, etc. must be no longer than 4 feet in order to fit into the truck.
  • Extra trash and construction debris must weigh no more than 50 pounds. 
*For large demolition projects, contact a private waste hauler for you roll-off needs.*

Paint:


  • Latex paint only (no oil based) will be picked up ONLY IF the paint has been dried. A drying agent such as cat litter or sawdust may be added.
  • Place paint cans next to your trash can with lid's off, for curbside pick up. Remember to contact us at 219-462-4612 for pick up.  
  • To learn more about paint recycling or to purchase recycled paint please visit this website Paint Recycling.

Clean Out Weeks 2020:

  • Week of Memorial Day: May 25th-May 29th
  • Week of Labor Day: September 7th-September 11th
  • During clean out weeks, up to 1 cubic yard (3' x 3' x 3') of additional household-generated trash will be picked up free of charge.
  • If you will be placing items out on clean out weeks please contact us at 219-462-4612.

Recycling:


  • The City encourages participation by all residents. 
  • ACCEPTABLE ITEMS -- Click the link to the view the flyer provided by Homewood Disposal.
  • All accepted recyclables go in the same container--no need to separate recyclables.

Appliances & Electronics:

  • Contact us prior to pickup day at 219-462-4612. After hours, please leave a message with your address and item to be picked up. These items are picked up by a separate truck.
  • Electronic Items (anything with a plug) should never be placed in your garbage can as these cannot go into the landfill.
  • Place your electronics next to your can for pickup.