City Seeking Feedback on Solid Waste Services

As the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (Indy DPW) negotiates solid waste contracts that would go into effect in 2026, the department has launched a community questionnaire to gather resident feedback from Marion County residents.

“As we negotiate new contracts for the first time in many years, we wanted to make sure we have a full understanding of where our residents are when it comes to solid waste collection in our city,” said Indy DPW Director Brandon Herget. “We want to make sure we get the best deal for our residents, while also making sure we have satisfied customers.”

Currently, weekly curbside solid waste collection is handled by three different providers (Indy DPW, WM, and Republic Services). Subscription curbside recycling is available, as well as at community drop-off locations . Currently, subscription recycling is paid separately from the solid waste user fee and cost is location dependent. Curbside compost collection is also available in some locations via private companies. Contracts being negotiated include all disposal, hauling, and processing contracts – including fall leaf collection, electronics, heavy trash, and hazardous waste.

New or altered service will begin on or after January 1, 2026.

Indianapolis-Marion County residents can take the questionnaire here. Community members are encouraged to share this opportunity for feedback with their neighbors, family, and friends who live within Marion County.

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