Garbage Disposal

Who do I contact for Regular Garbage Pickup?

Waste Management
Phone: 800.964.8988
When calling Waste Management, it helps to have your account information in hand. Accounts can also be looked up by address. 

Visit the site to learn about the services available to Merrillville residents. While at the Waste Management site, residents can log in to their accounts to handle a variety of tasks such as chat with a live agent, report a missed pickup, and request a container repair or replacement.

Please have all materials at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on your collection day and make sure the carts are 3 feet apart and accessible. All items placed at the curb for collection must be normal residential refuse and packaged properly. Please make sure you are bagging all items to prevent from blowing.

Bulk Item Pickup (Acceptable)
  • Large items, Furniture and Appliances shall be limited to one item per week.
  • Large regular household items such as a bicycle, table, chair, mattress, or box spring, etc. will be collected on the normal trash day FREE OF CHARGE. Please wrap mattresses.
  • Additional items can be picked up for a fee by calling Customer Service at (800) 964-8988

Carpeting must be rolled, taped or tied. The carpet, after being rolled and tied or taped should be no longer than 4 feet in length and no wider than 2 feet in diameter; and weigh no more than 50 lbs. each. 5 rolls of carpet are allowed.

The following materials are excluded from pickup: electronics, hazardous waste (paints, oils, and solvents), tires, construction and demolition materials, concrete, rock, dirt, engines or large automotive parts, and any oversized items that cannot be placed in a compactor type truck.

The Town and Waste Management would also like to remind residents that tree branch pick up is handled by the Town, not Waste Management. Waste Management will service grass clippings properly packaged in kraft yard waste bags, or a Waste Management yard waste cart. Please note: mulch, sod, stumps, dirt, stones, and landscape brick/pavers are not accepted. Thank you for working together for a better community. Click here for the Town’s branch pick schedules.