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Borden Waste-Away Collection Services

Borden Waste-Away is the largest residential waste and recycling company in northern Indiana and southern Michigan. Our reliable service focuses on safety as our number one priority. Our customers include individual subscription residents, homeowner associations, municipalities and solid waste districts. Our company is committed to providing a courteous staff of professionals to help with any waste and recycling needs.

Service Levels and Options Recycling Centers
Tips for Successful Pick-Ups
Recycling Tips
Large and Bulky Items Home Clean-Up Options
Household Hazardous Waste Event Boxes

 

SERVICE LEVELS AND OPTIONS

Measured Bag Service, Also Known as "Orange Bag Service"

This service is for those customers who may not have a lot of trash. Customers will enjoy the use of the Borden 30-gallon, heavy duty, orange bags. All trash should be placed into an orange bag(s) and will be serviced one time per week. 

Bags are used as needed and they can be purchased through Customer Support.


48-Gallon Cart Measured Service

This service allows customers the use of a 48-gallon wheeled cart with a handle and lid. The cart holds (1) 30-gallon trash/lawn bags and an additional 15-gal bag.  This is equivalent to two to three tall kitchen bags. All bags should fit inside the cart with this service. The cart is serviced one time each week.


64-Gallon Cart Measured Service


This service allows customers the use of a 65-Gallon wheeled cart with a handle and lid. The cart holds( 2) 30-gallon trash/lawn bags or four to five tall kitchen bags. All bags should fit inside the cart with this service. The cart is serviced one time each week.


96-Gallon Cart Measured Service

This service allows customers the use of a 95-gallon wheeled cart with a handle and lid. The cart holds (3) 30-gallon trash/lawn bags or six to seven tall kitchen bags. All bags should fit inside the cart with this service. The cart is serviced one time each week.


95-Gallon Cart + 10 bags Service

This service allows customers the use of a 95-Gallon wheeled cart with a handle and lid. The cart holds (3) 30-gallon trash/lawn bags or six to seven tall kitchen bags. The customer is also allowed to have up to TEN additional bags out side the cart. The cart and additional bags are serviced one time each week.


Dimensions:

  Height Width Depth
48-Gallon 38" 23" 29"
64 gallon cart 41" 24" 31"
96 gallon cart 43" 29" 35"

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Carry-Out Service


Carry-Out Service is available for those who would like to have their trash picked up at their home, dumped and returned. This service is best for those who are unable to get their trash cart or bags to the curb for curbside pick-up.



Blue Bag Service (Recycling Customers Only)
 - Blue bags are available for Recycling customers who occasionally have additional recycling that will not fit inside their recycling cart(s).

 Bags are available for purchase through Customer Support.


TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL RESIDENTIAL PICK UPS

Bag trash before placing it into the container to help minimize spillage.
Place trash out the night before or before 6am on your service day.
Place trash container or cart no more than two feet off of the road.
Fit all trash into the cart with the lid closed. Additional trash, in bags, will be billed accordingly.
Place the container or cart where it will be free from obstructions.
Minimize odor by cleaning the container with bleach periodically.
Keep the service area free from obstructions.
Do not store or park in front of the service area. 

 

Proper Residential Container Placement

Carts should be placed within 3’ of the curb without any obstructions.  This is the proper way set your residential trash and recycling carts at the curb for service.

 

TRASH ITEMS WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT

Asbestos
Batteries larger than D-cell
Cement
Appliances
Chemicals
Construction Materials
Electronics
Fuels
Furniture
Hot Ashes
Leaves
Liquids
Medical Waste
Paint
Pesticides
Tires

LARGE AND BULKY ITEMS

Bulky Items are accepted for all Borden Residential customers. Some municipal contracts allow residents to have larger items picked up free of charge. Subscription customers should call Customer Support to check prices and arrange a special pick-up. Appliances, furniture, water heaters, mattresses, and carpet rolls are all examples of large items that Borden would be happy to pick up for you.

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ACCEPTABLE YARD WASTE IN THE TRASH

•    Small Brush
•    Twigs
•    Tree Trimmings
•    Bagged Grass Clippings
•    Garden & Household Plants
•    Branches less than 3 inches in diameter and less than 4 feet in length (Bundled or    Bagged Please)

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE

Elkhart County
The Solid Waste Management District of Elkhart County sponsors a monthly Household Hazardous Waste Collection open to all Elkhart County Residents. Please call the Solid Waste Management office at 293-2269 for more information.

When:
The first Saturday of each month from 8am-3pm

Where:
Elkhart County Correctional Facility
Corner of County Roads 7 & 26
Enter from County Road 7

Please No Tires!

Accepted Materials:

•    No materials should be heavier then 40 pounds or exceed 5 gallons.
•    Waste Oils and Lubricants-- engine or gear
•    Paints and Solvents – paints, stains, finishing oils, thinners
•    Pesticides/Herbicides – weed & grass killer, insect killers, garden chemicals
•    Poisons – mouse & rat killers, roach & ant killers
•    Waste Fuels – charcoal lighter, fuel oil, gasoline
•    Corrosives – lye, acids, drain cleaner
•    Mercury – elemental, thermostats, switches & relays, vapor lamps

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St. Joseph County
The Solid Waste Management District of St Joseph County has a  Household Hazardous Waste collections site available to all of its residents located in Mishawaka.

When:
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30am-3:30pm

Where:
1105 East 5th Street
Mishawaka, IN  46544

Accepted Materials:
•    Waste Oils and Lubricants – engine, gear
•    Paints and Solvents – paints, stains, finishing oils, thinners
•    Pesticides/Herbicides – weed & grass killer, insect killers, garden chemicals
•    Poisons – mouse & rat killers, roach & ant killers
•    Waste Fuels – charcoal lighter, fuel oil, gasoline
•    Aerosols – spray paint, insect sprays
•    Batteries – household
•    Corrosives – lye, acids, drain cleaner
•    Mercury – elemental, thermostats, switches & relays, vapor lamps
•    Tires, NO Rims – St. Joseph County Residents Only. $1.00 Fee
•    Tires, WITH Rims – St. Joseph County Residents Only. $2.00 Fee

 

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Single Stream Recycling With 
Borden Waste-Away


RECYCLING CENTERS IN ELKHART COUNTY

Elkhart, IN:
•    Martin's Supermarket
 Cobblestone Crossing
 23277 CR 10
 Elkhart, IN  46514
•    Elkhart County Landfill
 59530 CR 7
 Elkhart, IN  46517
•    Recycling Works
 605 Mason St. 
Elkhart, IN  46515
•    Temporay Location-Farmers Market 27979 CR 26 Elkhart, IN 46517

Goshen, IN:
•    Salvation Army
 1013 N Main St. 
Goshen, IN  46528
•    Goshen College
 1700 S. Main St
. Goshen, IN  46526
•    East Goshen Mennonite Church
 17861 State Road 4
 Goshen, IN, 46528
•    Shanklin Park
 411 W Plymouth Ave 
Goshen, IN  46526
•    Martin's Supermarket
 Bashor Rd
 Goshen, IN 46528
•    Walmart
 US 33 
Goshen, IN  46528

Other:
•    Martin's Supermarket
 1530 E Market St
 Nappanee, IN, 46550
•    Save-A-Lot
 300 E Elkhart Rd 
Bristol, IN  46507
•    Forks County Line Store 
508 E Warren 
Middlebury, IN 46540
•    Red D Mart
 68310 State Road 15
 New Paris, IN  46553
•    Town of Wakarusa 
County Road 103
 Wakarusa, IN  46573
•    Town of Hamilton
 Hamilton, IN  46742
•    Walmart
 Old US 20 W & Ash Rd 
Osceola, IN  46561

St. Joseph County
•    Green Tech Transfer and Recycling
 2500 Green Tech Dr. 
South Bend, IN  46613

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RECYCLING TIPS :

Fit all recyclables into the cart with the lid closed.
Recycling should be loose and placed inside the cart.
Set the carts out the night before or prior to 6am on your service day.
Place carts no more than two feet off of the street or alley.
Carts should open towards the street/alley with wheels towards the home/business.
Place the carts where they will be free from obstructions, at least 5 feet from any
other objects.
Do not park in front of the service area.  
Minimize odor by cleaning the container with bleach.
Rinse out recyclables before placing them in the cart.
All cardboard should be cut or broken down & fit 
into recycling cart loosely.
Place shredded paper inside a clear bag in the cart.

RECYCLABLE ITEMS :
All colors of glass jars and bottles
Aluminum & Metal Cans
Clean Foil & Pie Tins
Cardboard, Cereal Boxes, Paper Towel Rolls, Dry Food Boxes
Telephone books, Soft Cover Books
Junk Mail
Plastic Bottles & Containers, #1 - #7
Magazines & Catalogs
Newspaper & Newspaper Inserts
Office Paper & File Folders
Paper Bags

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS :
Styrofoam
Light Bulbs or Pane-Glass
Hard-Cover Books
Vinyl
Electronics
Food-Waste
Clothing
Diapers


CONTACT BORDEN:
1-800-386-3313
www.wasteawaygroup.com

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CLEAN UP OPTIONS AT YOUR HOME

Borden Big Boxes
Cleaning up after a garage sale or doing some spring cleaning?  We have options to ease your efforts.  Whether it be a large amount of trash or a smaller amount, we can accommodate it.

Borden Big Boxes are available for all of your home clean-out and construction needs. We have several sizes to meet your needs and ease your efforts.  Consider how much room in a container that you may need.  A full size pickup truck is approximately 2 cubic yards.  How many pickup truck loads of waste do you have to dispose of?

Big Boxes are available in 2, 4 and 6 cubic yards.

Please speak to a Customer Support representative to help you determine the appropriate size container for your special project. (574) 293-5001 ext. 570

Rolloff Containers
If you are dealing with a larger project such as a remodel or a complete clean out, a rolloff container will suit your needs.  We offer a number of sizes to fit your project.  Talk with a Customer Support representative to help you select the most effective size. 

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EVENT BOXES

Event boxes are a great way to collect trash or recycling at a special event.   Boxes are constructed of corrugated cardboard and hold approximately 30 gallons.  Each box comes with 2 liners so bags can be switched out for multiple use.  

For a larger event, event boxes will complement a larger disposal option such as a temporary Borden Big Box or a rolloff container.  Collect waste and recycling in each event box and place bags into the larger container.

Whether the event is a graduation or a corporate gathering, event boxes will provide an esthetic waste or recycling collection solution.  Consult a Customer Support representative at (800) 634–4626 ext. 570 for service options.


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