The City of Carmel and Republic Services is temporarily suspending bulk item and bulky landscape waste pickup through at least April 7 in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Bulk pickups that have already been arranged and paid for will take place as scheduled.
Basic trash and recyclable pickup will continue. Trash is to be bagged and recyclables kept loose in their respective carts.
The basic service in Carmel includes 20 extra bags of landscape waste per week during the months of April and May. That aspect of the service will continue but may be subject to change. Extra bags of landscape waste may be picked up by a truck other than the regular trash truck. There also might be a delay in service for bagged landscape waste. Residents are requested to put bagged landscape waste in their trash cart whenever possible.
Republic Services is taking every precaution necessary to limit exposure to the virus for all of their employees. Bulk item pick up requires two staff members to travel together and work as a team to remove objects. This close proximity is not recommended by health experts.
For questions regarding trash service contact Republic Services at 317-917-7300. Detailed recycling questions can be answered at recyclingsimplified.com. Questions about residential trash billing can be directed to 317-571-2442.
*Source: City of CarmelBulk trash pickup suspended in Carmel