South Bend updates holiday trash pickup, yard waste schedules

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The City of South Bend has provided a few updates to its holiday trash pickup and yard waste collection schedules.

This week, Thursday’s trash and yard waste collection will be delayed by one day due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Those who usually receive service on Thursdays will have their trash collected on Friday instead.

The City’s weekly yard waste program is also approach its end of season. While it typically runs through November 30, it has been extended an additional week, through Thursday, December 3.

Residents can still schedule one free monthly yard waste extra pickup after the program’s end of season. Additional pickups will cost $20 per cubic yard.

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 feet or shorter, be no more than four 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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