The Goshen Street Department will be making a collection of leaves and garden waste the week of April 18. The following week, the week of April 25, brush (only) will be collected. If residents have both leaves and brush that they would like to be collected, they must be in different piles.

For both the leaves/garden plants collection and the brush collection, crews will begin on Monday morning and will continue until crews have been across the entire city. Residents must take care that piles are placed in the proper location prior to the first day of the pick up at 7:00 in the morning; it is impossible to know which neighborhoods will be picked up on which day of the week. The Department will proceed as quickly as possible and will make a single trip down each street.

Leaves may be loose or in bags. Brush and leaf/garden plant piles should be placed at the curb, not in the street. No collection will be made from city alleys, and piles are to be trash-free and placed away from utility poles, fire hydrants or trees. If vehicles are parked in front of brush piles the street crew can not pick up the pile.

For those with a large amount of brush or yard waste between the scheduled collection dates, a Dial-A-Truck is available to use at no cost to residents. Contact the Street Department for details.

Residents can take yard waste to the Environmental Center located at County Road 19 just west of Indiana Ave. There is no charge for dropping off leaves and brush, for Goshen residents. The compost site is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m.–noon. Leaves are to be emptied out of bags at the designated areas in the compost site.

Any resident with questions may contact the Goshen Street Department at streets@goshencity.com any time, or 534-9711, Monday–Friday between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.