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A MESSAGE ABOUT THIS WEEK'S CONSTRUCTION

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Monday was the beginning of three road closures in close proximity to each other in the downtown Goshen area. The City Engineering Department had carefully coordinated the closures for the 100 block of South Main Street and the 200 and 300 block of West Lincoln Avenue between the various contracted... more

ROAD CLOSURE: MAIN STREET

Friday, June 14, 2019

Due to construction at the Goshen Theater, Main Street will be closed between Jefferson and Washington streets beginning Monday, June 17 for for about a week and a half. The detour will be Third Street, from Lincoln Avenue to Madison Street. more

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety will conduct a public hearing at its regular meeting on June 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m to determine whether the City of Goshen should sell the real estate at 1201 College Ave., Goshen, Indiana. The hearing will be held in the City Court Room/Council Chambers at... more

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Traffic Commission

Today, 4:30pm

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, June 24, 2019, 2:00pm

Shade Tree Board meeting

Monday, June 24, 2019, 7:00pm

Household Hazardous Waste

Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic or reactive ingredients are considered to be "household hazardous waste" (HHW). HHW includes products such as oil-based paints, cleaners, oils, Ni-Cad/Lithium batteries, unused or expired medications, pesticides, or other items that contain potentially hazardous ingredients. These products are safe to use when you follow the manufacturer's instructions, but they require special handling when you are ready to dispose of them. If disposed of improperly, these wastes can pollute the environment and they can pose a threat to human health. HHW should not be poured down the drain, on the ground, or into storm sewers. For general trash collection questions click here.

What to Do With Household Hazardous Wastes

Any household hazardous waste should be saved and brought to one of the monthly Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Days sponsored by the Elkhart County Landfill and Solid Waste Management District (SWMD).  All Elkhart County residents are welcomed to drop off HHW generated from their homes at HHW Drop-Off Days, which are held on the first Saturday of every month from 8 am to 3 pm at the Elkhart County Correctional Facility on County Road 7 just north of County Road 26. For more information about HHW Drop-Off Days please call the Solid Waste Management District at 574-522-2581 or visit their website

Additional disposal information can be found at earth911.com.

For general trash collection questions click here or visit the Borden Waste-Away website or call them at 574-293-5001. Please note that Borden Waste-Away will pick up one (1) large item per house per week. This includes large household items like furniture, stoves, washers/dryers, etc. but does not include e-waste, items with Freon, car parts, construction debris, tires, etc. If you would like to schedule a pick-up of one of these items please call Borden Waste-Away to see what options are available (e.g. special pick-up or have a dumpster dropped off) but know these services have to be paid for by the property owner. If in question call Borden Waste-Away and they will be more than happy to help you.

Items accepted at the monthly HHW Drop-Off Days:

  • Antifreeze, brake fluid, gasoline, kerosene, transmission fluid, windshield washer fluid, and used motor oil
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL's)
  • Floor care products, furniture polish, and metal polish
  • Fungicide, insecticide, weed killer, rat/mouse poison
  • Glue, mineral spirits, oil-based paint, aerosol paints, paint thinner, paint stripper, rust remover, varnish, and wood preservative
  • Household cleaners, gun cleaning solvent, mothballs, lighter fluid, and swimming pool chemicals
  • Mercury
  • Nail polish and polish remover
  • Oil-based paints
  • Rechargeable batteries, recycable lithium batteries, car batteries (the SWMD will take car batteries but these may also be sold to a local scrap dealer)
  • Unused or expired medications (you may also drop off any sharps but they must be in a puncture-proof container)
    • Medications may also be dropped off at the City of Goshen Police Station lobby 365 days a year. Medications can be left in the original bottles but all personal information should be removed.  
    • Please DO NOT dispose of medications in any form in the trash or down the drain! 
    • National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is held every year in April and October and it "aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications."
    • For more information on how to dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired drugs click here to visit the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration Diversion Control Division or here to visit the Indiana Government's Recycle Indiana webpage.

Items NOT accepted at the monthly HHW Drop-Off Days:

  • Alkaline Batteries:
    • Alkaline batteries can be disposed of in the trash. If you would prefer to recycle them earth911.com has some great information and battery recycling options.
  • Electronic Waste (click on the links below for more information):
  • Latex Paint:
    • Absorb paint with shredded newspaper, kitty litter, sand, sawdust, or another absorbent, and dispose of in your trash. Aerosol cans can be emptied of their contents and disposed of in the trash. Oil-based paint may be taken to any HHW Drop-Off Day.
  • Microwaves:
  • Refrigerators & Freezers:
    • OmniSource or call 574-534-3435
    • Goshen residents may place one large item per week, per house with their regular weekly trash for removal. (This does not include electronics, old tube-type televisions or any cooling appliances containing Freon.)  
  • Tires:
    • Return to a store that sells tires.

For general trash collection questions click here.