Tuesday, May 23, 2023
The monthly brush pickup will begin on the week of May 29, 2023. During scheduled brush collections, the Street Department will make only one pass through the city to pick up brush. Please have your brush by the front curb, but not in the street, by that first day in the morning at 7 a.m.... more
Monday, May 22, 2023
The Boil Order for South Main Street and Carter Road was canceled on Friday, May 19th. The samples have been taken, test results are satisfactory, and boiling your water is no longer necessary. Thank you for your patience and for the water conservation measures you followed. If you have any questions,... more
Thursday, May 18, 2023
Notice is given that Ordinance 5159, Amending Ordinance Violations Bureau, was passed by the Goshen Common Council on May 15, 2023, and approved and adopted by Mayor Stutsman. Ordinance 5159 describes and continues the operation of previously established City of Goshen Ordinance Violations Bureau;... more
Thursday, June 1, 2023, 7:30am
Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District
Thursday, June 1, 2023, 2:00pm
Monday, June 5, 2023, 2:00pm
To join the webinar please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82986722338 or call 309-205-3325. Webinar ID: 829 8672 2338. Comments are no longer taken online.
Beginning August 1, 2022, the City will be entering into a new trash and recycling contract. Borden Waste Away will continue to be the contractor; however, there will be recycling services added and changes to the trash services provided by the City to residential houses with 4 or less units. Elkhart County is still operating two Drop off Recycling Sites in Goshen: Goshen College - 1700 S Main St & Martin's Supermarket - 1527 Bashor Rd
If you have a question as to whether your site is served by the contract, please contact the City at 574-533-8621
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Who picks up the trash and recycling for the City of Goshen?
Answer: The trash contract for trash pickup is managed by Borden. As of August 1, 2022, Borden will also be picking up recycling from each qualified address biweekly.
Trash & Recycling Carts
Question: I currently have a Borden trash and/or recycling cart at my house. Will I continue to use them, or will they be replaced?
Answer: Residents will continue to use the Borden-owned carts they currently have.
Question: I own my trash cart. Am I required to use the Borden's trash cart?
Answer: Yes. Borden will deliver a 96-gallon cart for trash and a 96-gallon cart for recycling. Borden remains responsible for the container's everyday wear and tear. Borden does not stock parts for customer-owned containers, nor do they want to be responsible for the safety and correct usage of the container.
Question: What can I do with my personal trash cart?
Answer: Trash carts can be repurposed into a new life as a compost bin or a rain barrel or other creative options or the trash bin can be recycled? If you would like to have Borden pick up your old trash container to be recycled, place an X (use a permanent marker or paint) on your CLEAN & EMPTY trash can/cart and place it at the curb on your recycling day.
Question: The 96-gallon trash cart is too big for me to handle. Can I get a smaller one?
Answer: Yes, you may call the City of Goshen at (574) 533-8621 to request a smaller cart for trash only (a 65-gallon size is available for trash).
Paid Recycling Services
Question: I currently pay for curbside recycling from Borden. Will I get a refund?
Answer: When the recycling program is implemented for City of Goshen Residents as of August 1, Borden will end the subscription account as of July 31 and reimburse money owed the customer.
Trash & Recycling Cart Placement
Question: Where do I place the trash and recycling carts for pickup?
Answer: Carts need three feet of clearance on all sides to allow trucks to empty the cart safely. Do not position carts close together, nor should residents place carts close to mailboxes, vehicles, trees, and other objects.
Question: I currently have trash pickup in the alley. Will that continue in the alley?
Answer: All residents must move trash and recycling carts to the curb of their street beginning August 1 to accommodate trucks needing greater overhead clearance.
Question: When will my trash or recycling cart get picked up?
Answer: Both trash and recycling carts will be emptied on the same day of the week. Trash carts will be emptied every week and recycling carts every other week. Trash and recycling will be picked up by different trucks, often resulting in different times during the day. Recycling pickup will start the second full week in August, 2022.
Additional Trash Items
Question: What if I have more than one 96-gallon cart of trash?
Answer: Bag tags are available for purchase for extra bags of trash that do not fit within the cart (available for $2 each at Martin's Supermarket). In addition to the cart, each residential unit may dispose of two bulky items per month; however, residents must call Borden 877-924-4748 at least 24 hours before their normally scheduled service day to request an item to be picked up. Additional large items can be picked up beyond two but will result in a fee.
If a household consistently will have more than one 96-gallon cart, they can choose to rent another trash cart directly from Borden for $8.00 per month. They will need to call (574) 293-5001.
Question: I have large items that need to be picked up. What do I do?
Answer: Each residential unit may dispose of two bulky items per month; however, residents must call Borden 877-924-4748 at least 24 hours before their normally scheduled service day to request an item to be picked up. Additional large items can be picked up beyond two but will result in a fee.
Question: What if I have more than two large items per month?
Answer: There will be an additional charge based on the item type. The resident will need to call the Borden at 574-293-5001 and pay for the item with a credit card in advance of pickup. The list of charges can be found online at the City's website, posted after July 1, 2022.
What can I Recycle? Graphic
Question: What can I place in the recycling cart?
Answer: Recyclable materials shall include cardboard, paperboard, newspaper, magazines/catalogs, copy paper, mail, other office paper products, plastics #1 - #7, glass bottles & jars (clear, brown, and green), and metal cans & foil (aluminum, steel, tin, and bi-metal). All items should be loose (do not place in plastic bags), clear (free from dirt or food), and dry.
Question: What can I do with plastic bags that cannot be recycled in my cart?
Answer: Plastic bags can be recycled at Kroger in a bin by the shopping carts.
Excluded Items (Trash & Recycling)
Question: What items are excluded from trash and recycling?
Answers: Borden is not required to collect the following wastes in weekly collection:
If you have questions, please contact the City of Goshen at (574) 533-8621.
Items that can be recycled include