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Residential trash pickup

Trash Pickup / August 30, 2018

Borden Waste-Away Collection Services

Borden Waste-Away is the largest residential waste and recycling company in northern Indiana and southern Michigan. Our reliable service focuses on safety as our number one priority. Our customers include individual subscription residents, homeowner associations, municipalities and solid waste districts. Our company is committed to providing a courteous staff of professionals to help with any waste and recycling needs.

Measured Bag Service, Also Known as "Orange Bag Service"

This service is for those customers who may not have a lot of trash. Customers will enjoy the use of the Borden 30-gallon, heavy duty, orange bags. All trash should be placed into an orange bag(s) and will be serviced one time per week.

Bags are used as needed and they can be purchased through Customer Support.

48-Gallon Cart Measured Service

This service allows customers the use of a 48-gallon wheeled cart with a handle and lid. The cart holds (1) 30-gallon trash/lawn bags and an additional 15-gal bag. This is equivalent to two to three tall kitchen bags. All bags should fit inside the cart with this service. The cart is serviced one time each week.

64-Gallon Cart Measured Service

This service allows customers the use of a 65-Gallon wheeled cart with a handle and lid. The cart holds( 2) 30-gallon trash/lawn bags or four to five tall kitchen bags. All bags should fit inside the cart with this service. The cart is serviced one time each week.

96-Gallon Cart Measured Service

This service allows customers the use of a 95-gallon wheeled cart with a handle and lid. The cart holds (3) 30-gallon trash/lawn bags or six to seven tall kitchen bags. All bags should fit inside the cart with this service. The cart is serviced one time each week.

95-Gallon Cart + 10 bags Service

This service allows customers the use of a 95-Gallon wheeled cart with a handle and lid. The cart holds (3) 30-gallon trash/lawn bags or six to seven tall kitchen bags. The customer is also allowed to have up to TEN additional bags out side the cart. The cart and additional bags are serviced one time each week.

Dimensions:

Height Width Depth 48-Gallon 38" 23" 29" 64 gallon cart 41" 24" 31" 96 gallon cart 43" 29" 35"

Carry-Out Service

Carry-Out Service is available for those who would like to have their trash picked up at their home, dumped and returned. This service is best for those who are unable to get their trash cart or bags to the curb for curbside pick-up.

Blue Bag Service (Recycling Customers Only)
 - Blue bags are available for Recycling customers who occasionally have additional recycling that will not fit inside their recycling cart(s).

 Bags are available for purchase through Customer Support.

TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL RESIDENTIAL PICK UPS

Bag trash before placing it into the container to help minimize spillage.
Place trash out the night before or before 6am on your service day.
Place trash container or cart no more than two feet off of the road.
Fit all trash into the cart with the lid closed. Additional trash, in bags, will be billed accordingly.
Place the container or cart where it will be free from obstructions.
Minimize odor by cleaning the container with bleach periodically.
Keep the service area free from obstructions.
Do not store or park in front of the service area.

Proper Residential Container Placement

Carts should be placed within 3’ of the curb without any obstructions. This is the proper way set your residential trash and recycling carts at the curb for service.

TRASH ITEMS WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT

Asbestos
Batteries larger than D-cell
Cement
Appliances
Chemicals
Construction Materials
Electronics
Fuels
Furniture
Hot Ashes
Leaves
Liquids
Medical Waste
Paint
Pesticides
Tires

Bulky Items are accepted for all Borden Residential customers. Some municipal contracts allow residents to have larger items picked up free of charge. Subscription customers should call Customer Support to check prices and arrange a special pick-up. Appliances, furniture, water heaters, mattresses, and carpet rolls are all examples of large items that Borden would be happy to pick up for you.

ACCEPTABLE YARD WASTE IN THE TRASH

• Small Brush
• Twigs
• Tree Trimmings
• Bagged Grass Clippings
• Garden & Household Plants
• Branches less than 3 inches in diameter and less than 4 feet in length (Bundled or Bagged Please)
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE

Elkhart County
The Solid Waste Management District of Elkhart County sponsors a monthly Household Hazardous Waste Collection open to all Elkhart County Residents. Please call the Solid Waste Management office at 293-2269 for more information.

When:
The first Saturday of each month from 8am-3pm

Where:
Elkhart County Correctional Facility
Corner of County Roads 7 & 26
Enter from County Road 7

Please No Tires!

Accepted Materials:

• No materials should be heavier then 40 pounds or exceed 5 gallons.
• Waste Oils and Lubricants- engine or gear
• Paints and Solvents – paints, stains, finishing oils, thinners
• Pesticides/Herbicides – weed & grass killer, insect killers, garden chemicals
• Poisons – mouse & rat killers, roach & ant killers
• Waste Fuels – charcoal lighter, fuel oil, gasoline
• Corrosives – lye, acids, drain cleaner
• Mercury – elemental, thermostats, switches & relays, vapor lamps

St. Joseph County
The Solid Waste Management District of St Joseph County has a Household Hazardous Waste collections site available to all of its residents located in Mishawaka.

When:
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30am-3:30pm

Where:
1105 East 5th Street
Mishawaka, IN 46544

Accepted Materials:
• Waste Oils and Lubricants – engine, gear
• Paints and Solvents – paints, stains, finishing oils, thinners
• Pesticides/Herbicides – weed & grass killer, insect killers, garden chemicals
• Poisons – mouse & rat killers, roach & ant killers
• Waste Fuels – charcoal lighter, fuel oil, gasoline
• Aerosols – spray paint, insect sprays
• Batteries – household
• Corrosives – lye, acids, drain cleaner
• Mercury – elemental, thermostats, switches & relays, vapor lamps
• Tires, NO Rims – St. Joseph County Residents Only. $1.00 Fee

Source: www.wasteawaygroup.com