Residential Trash and Recycling Program

Thanks to Mayor Brainard, the City Council, and Carmel Utilities for putting forth a cost-effective, energy-efficient, and environmentally-responsible trash and recycling program that will –

  • save residents money
  • reduce the number of garbage trucks driving through our neighborhoods
  • lead to safer streets and cleaner air for our children
  • save fuel and reduce carbon emissions
  • reduce wear and tear on our roads and save taxpayer dollars
  • beautify our neighborhoods by having just ONE day when houses put out their trash
  • promote environmentally-responsible recycling and reuse of our resources

Remember you can recycle plastics #1-7, plastic grocery bags, glass bottles and jars, metal cans, paper, newspaper, magazines, phone books, soft cover books, cardboard, cereal box type packaging and more. Just toss it all into the recycling bin. If you have questions, you may call Republic Services for assistance at 917-7300 ext. 0.

For large item pick-up, broken containers, ordering extra containers, container switch out, missed trash pick-up, special needs service, recycling questions etc. contact Republic Services at 317-917-7300 ext. 0 Mon – Fri between 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.or visit

For questions about your bill, extended absence notification or unresolved complaints with Republic Services, contact Carmel Utilities at 317-571-2266 Mon – Fri between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. or email at


Recycling Bins for Your Next Event

  • School Social/Carnival
  • Church Bazaar
  • Sports Event
  • Graduation Party
  • Neighborhood Party
  • Anywhere you have lots to recycle!

Learn More

America Recycles Day is November 15th

For information about the City’s trash and recycling program, please visit the City’s website.

For information about the City’s Household Hazardous Waste, please visit the City’s website.