Residential Waste Collection Information

Republic Services is the City of Noblesville's waste removal service provider. The city elected to go to an automated collection system because it improves cost and efficiency. Automation also makes handling household trash easy, neat and hassle-free for our residential customers. The automated trucks have a mechanical arm that wraps around a trash cart and empties the carts contents into the top of the truck.

Waste: automated waste removal service runs once a week and includes one 95-gallon navy blue cart. ALL trash must be placed in the cart provided by Republic Services.

Recycling: recycling service runs every other week.

All refuse must be placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day. Recycling materials will be picked every other week, following our “even” week schedule.

Should you find that you are consistently having more trash than what fits in the cart, please contact Republic Services to arrange delivery of a second cart. Call customer service at (317) 567-6400 or click here to send Republic Services a message.

Acceptable trash items:

Republic Services can pick up standard household garbage including food waste and cloth, shrubbery cuttings and broken down boxes, as long as it is contained within your specially designed cart.

Placement of acceptable trash items:

Make sure your trash is placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day. Republic Services will empty the cart using trucks that are equipped with an automated arm. This arm will grasp and quickly empty the container into the truck and then return the cart to its original position at the curb. All of this is done without the operator ever having to leave the cab. This operation is performed quicker and safer than traditional manual collection methods.

  • Please make sure the cart has at least 4 feet of clearance from mailboxes, parked cars, etc. and that the handle is facing the residence.
  • Also, please make sure your cart lid is closed — this will keep any trash from spilling out into the roadway while dumping.
  • When you recycle, please leave a 4-foot clearance between the trash cart and recycling cart. If possible, we ask that you place the recycling cart near the mailbox and your trash cart on the opposite side of the driveway.

Please use plastic bags to contain your trash within the cart. This will prevent loose trash from escaping both the cart and the truck.

Sorry, we can't take everything
For safety and health reasons, the following items cannot be picked up:

  • Demolition, construction, discarded building materials such as drywall, roofing, brick and wood.
  • Trees, large tree limbs, or tree stumps longer than 3-feet in length.
    • Only limbs cut shorter than 3-feet, tied and bundled will be accepted.
  • Brush and vegetation from building contractors, commercial tree trimmers or lawn services.
  • Sod, fill dirt, trash from contractor clearing and other materials that require special handling.
  • Explosives, pathological and biological waste, radioactive material, ashes and sand.
  • Automotive parts such as engines, rear ends, springs, fenders and seats.
  • Farm equipment, marine vessels, or any other major parts.
  • Septic, human and animal waste.
    • Diapers and cat litter are acceptable only in minimal amounts.

To acknowledge these holidays and to allow employees to spend time with their families Republic Services do not provide service on:

  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Trash collection will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week. If the holiday falls on a weekend, your collection day will not change. Trash collection also may be delayed due to severe weather.

Helping Mother Earth

Recycling saves energy, reduces pollution and preserves valuable natural resources with very little effort on your part. Republic Services also provides each Noblesville resident with one 65-gallon gray recycling cart. Residents may mix all recyclable materials into this one recycling cart which will be picked up every other week on trash day.

Acceptable recycling items include:

  • All plastic bottles and jugs
  • All glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminum and metal cans
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Cardboard, cereal boxes, soft drink cases

All of these recyclable items can be mixed and placed into this one recycling cart, which makes it simple and easy for all residents to recycle. Click here for Recycling Simplified  

If you have further questions, click here to send Republic Services an email or call the Noblesville-specific call center at (317) 567-6400.