Regular Trash Pickup

Trash Pickup Guidelines:

  • Trash Must be out by 6:00 A.M. on service day and within two feet of the alley or curb. If no alley exists, then use the curb/street line.
  • Trash must be placed in City containers.  All trash must fit within the City container.
  • Trash container must be facing the correct way in order to be picked. The handles must face towards the home, and the opening of the container must face the street. 
  • All items placed in the City container should be bagged.
  • Do not place the following items inside the container:
  • These items are not considered regular household trash. 

**If your trash was missed at no fault of the City's, there will be a $10.00 return trip fee per the City of South Bend's Ordinance.**

Find your trash pickup day by address

Enter your address in the search box in the application below to find out what your area's trash pickup day is. Features included in the application include Print, Find My Location, Share, and Legend.

Click here to access this application in full-screen.

Alley to Curbside Map

Enter your address to see when your area becomes a curbside collection. Click here to view this map in full-screen.

Schedule a Large Item, Miscellaneous, or Extra Pickup

Obtaining An Additional Container Information

**If your trash was missed at no fault of the City's, there will be a $10.00 return trip fee per the City of South Bend's Ordinance.**

Missed Trash or Yard Waste Pickup Request

For a missed yard waste or a missed trash pickup, or if you have more than the regular trash container for pickup, complete the form below or call 311 or 574-233-0311.

  • Yard Waste must be placed and contained according to the Yard Waste Pickup guidelines
  • Trash must be placed and contained according to the Trash Pickup guidelines
  • If you have more than what fits in the city issued container, there may be an additional fee
  • Any recyclable materials should be placed in the recycling container and will not be taken with regular trash
  • For winter months, trash containers must be free and clear of any snow
  • Trash containers must be accessible and not blocked by any vehicles

Customer service will contact you to confirm pick up details.