Garbage Disposal

Who do I contact for Regular Garbage Pickup?
Waste Management
2000 Dombey Road
Portage, IN 46368 

Phone: 866.570.4702
Fax: 866.863.4834

website: click here

**See information at the bottom of page**

Branches, Leaves, Yard Waste & Tire Drop Off - Residential Use Only

Office Hours:   7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (219.769.6784)
Gate Hours:   7:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Monday through Friday


1) The Public Works Department gated North Barn is located on the west side of Harrison Street, just south of 57th Avenue.  Turn off Harrison Street at 5750 Tyler Place near the Pruzin Center.  Residents must present drivers license to show proof that they reside in Merrillville to the attendant on site before dumping.  Open only from April through October at this location.

2)  The Public Works Department is located at 13 W. 73rd Avenue.  Residents must stop in at the office and present drivers license to show proof that they reside in Merrillville before dumping.  Open only from November through March at this location.

Open the third Saturday of the month from April through October ONLY at the Public Works Department gated North Barn location.  Hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  

Branches, Leaves & Yard Waste are taken at both drop off locations only during the permitted months of operation.  Only car and small truck tires (NO SEMI TRUCK TIRES) will be taken at 13 W. 73rd Avenue.

Commercial dumping will not be accepted.

**Your garbage carrier provider, Waste Management provides residents with a weekly pick up of their branches and brush on your regularly scheduled pick up day.  They will collect unlimited brush contained in a clearly marked 35 gallon can with two handles or in a 33 gallon biodegradable bag or bundled and tied with biodegradable string or twine.  The maximum bundle size cannot be larger than 4 feet in length by 3 feet in diameter.  The cans and bundles cannot exceed 50 lbs., so they are manageable by one person.