Solid Waste Management District

Notice--February 9, 2018 for all Friday A pickup.
Because of the inclement weather, all curbside recycling trucks are being taken off the roads as of 12 noon. There will be no pickup tomorrow(Saturday) or extra pickups. However, in two weeks, February 23, all extra recycling will be picked up. If your recycling bin is full, you can use another container. But only on February 23 for Friday A. If you would like blue recovery bags for February 23, please call Borden Waste-Away at 1-800-683-6801.

Remember the HHW Center in Mishawaka is closed. The HHW center is now located at 828 Kerr St. South Bend IN 46601.  New hours 8:30-4:00 Monday-Friday 
Saturday 8:00-12:00


On February 12, 2018, a public meeting was held by the Board of Directors (Board) for the Solid Waste Management District of St. Joseph County (SWMD).  With an eye on reducing costs, the Board approved that Recycling fees will now be collected as a "Special Assessment" on County Property tax rolls.  $19.50 will be collected with property taxes twice annually.  City of South Bend residents will no longer be billed on the Water Bill.  County residents will not receive paper bills.


If you currently have an "automatic payment" set-up with a bank, credit union, or credit card it needs to be cancelled.  Effective immediately, the SWMD will no longer accept cash, check, or credit card payments.  If there is a "delinquent" balance, it will be added to the tax bill.


The Solid Waste Management District serves all residents throughout St. Joseph County.

The District was formed in 1991 by St. Joseph County Resolution 5-97. This resolution established a District in accordance with IC 13-21-2-14.5.

The District Board is comprised of elected officials from:
  • St. Joseph County
  • City of Mishawaka
  • City of South Bend
  • Town of New Carlise


The District offers comprehensive recycling, household hazardous waste (HHW), educational services to the citizens of St. Joseph County. These services include:
  • Countywide Curbside Recycling Program
  • Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Facility
  • School Education Efforts
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