Workflow Evansville

Residential Trash & Recycling

Customers’ trash and recycling are collected by Republic Services of Evansville. Using an automated cart system, trash is collected weekly and recycling is picked up every other week. 

Each customer receives one free trash cart and one recycling cart. Additional carts are available for a one-time $100 fee. To request an additional trash or recycling cart, call Republic Services at 800-886-3345.

Trash and Recycling Pickup Schedule

Your trash is collected the same day each week. Find your trash and recycling pick up day.

Trash and recycling pickup times may vary during a holiday week. See the holiday pickup schedule.

To ensure your trash and recycling are collected, place your cart(s) at the curb or other assigned pickup location by 6 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day. Materials outside of the City carts will not be picked up except during seasonal yard service.


Evansville provides a convenient recycling program that requires no sorting. Your recycling is collected every other week on the same day as your trash. Eligible materials should be rinsed and placed into the provided 96-gallon green-lid cart. A 48-gallon cart is available upon request by calling Republic Services at 800-886-3345.

Items that may be recycled include:

  • Paper – newspapers, office paper, catalogs, phone books, etc.
  • Cardboard – cereal boxes, soda boxes and corrugated cardboard.
  • Glass – bottles, jugs and drink containers.
  • Metal – aluminum, steel and bimetal drink containers and lids.
  • Plastics – all items with recycling symbols 1-7, bottles, dairy containers, etc.

Heavy Trash

The Utility offers customers free heavy trash pickup as often as every two weeks, except during fall leaf collection, which runs November through mid-December. Learn more about what is accepted and other important details about heavy trash pickup.

To schedule a heavy trash pickup, complete and submit the heavy trash pickup form and Republic Services will email you to confirm the details of your pickup. Or call Republic Services at 800-886-3345 to schedule a pickup. The day before your scheduled pickup, place your item where you normally place your trash and recycle. 

Seasonal Yard Care Collection

Residential trash service includes spring yard waste pickup, fall leaves collection and Christmas tree pickup. This service is available to all customers who pay for trash service with their water bill. Learn more about seasonal yard care.

Not sure if you are eligible for seasonal yard care? Contact Republic Services at 800-886-3345.

Trash and Recycling Ordinance 

Your trash and recycling containers should be removed from the curb the day your trash is collected. The City of Evansville may fine those who leave their containers or additional trash out for an extended period of time.

See the City guidelines and associated fines.

For More Information About Trash and Recycling 

Republic Services is available to answer your trash and recycling questions. You may reach them at 800-886-3345.