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The Rushville Street Department maintains the city’s 36 miles of streets. The department employs nine full-time laborers and one mechanic and offers curbside recycling on Thursdays, free heavy trash pick-up once a year in the fall, a sidewalk program and Tox-A-Way Day the first Saturday of every month.

Rushville Street Department 

Mike Land, Street Commissioner
519 E. 9th Street
Rushville, IN 46173

A message from the Street Commissioner

The City of Rushville Street and Sanitation Department’s mission has been and will continue to be making Rushville a better place for current and future residents. Our employees strive to meet citizens’ needs through various programs implemented by both current and previous administrations.

We strive to meet our day-to-day responsibilities of repairing and sweeping 36 miles of streets, replacing sidewalks, snow removal, trash and yard waste removal, storm sewer maintenance, mosquito control and leaf pick-up. Beyond that, we take on other projects throughout the parks in an effort to control costs to local citizens, including construction of nature trails and paved walking trails, maintenance of buildings, construction of shelters and relocation of playground equipment. We pride ourselves on keeping a good working relationship with various boards and non-profit organizations as well as the citizens of Rushville.

Always feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns as we are here for you.

Mike Land, Street Commissioner

Learn about Trash Pickup

The City of Rushville runs three garbage routes Monday through Wednesday with weekly curbside trash collection according to the following schedule:

Monday: The East side of town, east of Main Street and north of Flatrock River. Also, south of Flatrock River and east of Old State Road 3.

Tuesday: The near northwest side of town, from Main Street west to the railroad tracks and north of Fourth Street.

Wednesday:  The northwest side of town, from the railroad tracks west and north of Fourth Street. Also, south of Flatrock River and west of Old State Road 3.

Thursday: No regular trash pick-up; however, curbside collection of recyclables takes place city-wide.

Recyclables should be placed in green lid toters provided free of charge by the Street Department.

If you have any questions about your pick-up day, call 765-932-2575 with your address. Yard waste is picked up from Spring through Fall, the same day as garbage.

Click here for Schedule of trash collection

Click here for Q & A’s about Trash/Recycling Collection Program

Heavy trash collection happens in the fall. Check back on this site for specific dates.

Clean Green Rush II                                                           City of Rushville

Revitalizing Rushville: 2014 Trash/Recycling Collection Program

As one of the City’s Revitalizing Rushville initiatives, all Rushville residents received a new, free 96-gallon trash toter in August 2014. If needed, you can receive a replacement by completing the form found here.


Recycling is collected within Rushville city limits every Thursday. Pick-up is curbside and recyclables must be out by 7 a.m.

How to sort materials for RECYCLING

(not in plastic bags)

NO – Can’t recycle these

Paper-Clean paper Only; staples ok. Windowed envelopes ok Newspaper, inserts, junk mail
Magazines, paper backs, phone books
White and colored paper
Shredded paper-put in paper bag
Boxboard (cereal boxes, for example)
Clean pizza boxes (no grease or food)
Corrugated cardboard (Flattened)

NO food stains or residue
NO beer or soda cartons, butter,
NO margarine boxes (waxy cartons)
NO used paper towels, cups, plates
NO glossy boxes–white strands show when torn (frozen food boxes)
NO take-out containers, blueprints
NO copy paper packaging
NO dirtied paper (pet waste, paint)
NO Tyvek or padded envelopes
NO stickers and sticker paper
NO hardcover books

Plastics Only containers than 2 gallons Empty and rinse Discard caps in trash Beverage bottles & jugs: soda, water, juice
Personal care bottles: shampoo, soap, etc.
Detergent bottles
Food containers: margarine, yogurt, etc.

NO plastic bags or dry cleaning bags
NO vinyl siding, PVC, or construction materials
NO Styrofoam (polystyrene), egg cartons, “packing peanuts
NO meat, cheese, deli or cookie trays, berry cartons
NO bubble wrap, plastic wrap, heat shrink wrap, foam packing
NO cups, plates, utensils, straws, or polyvinyl sheeting
NO photographic film, tarps, black plastic or flower pots
NO microwave trays or containers
NO bottles that contained motor oil, anti-freeze, pesticides, pool chemicals or other hazardous substances
NO clothes baskets, plastic bins, indoor/outdoor patio furniture
NO swimming pools, hoses, tubing, pails or buckets
NO VCR, CD cases

Aluminum– Empty & Rinse Cans
Foil pie pans

NO food residue
NO siding or construction materials or scrap
NO foil wrapped beverage pouches

Steel (tin) cans – Empty & Rinse
Labels are OK Food and beverage cans
Pet food cans

NO food residue
NO hangers or scrap metal
NO pots & pans or appliances
NO toys
NO aerosol spray cans or paint cans
NO car parts or fuel tanks

Glass–Empty & Rinse. Discard lids in trash. Labels are OK

ONLY Food & Beverage Bottles and Jars—such as juice, pop & soda, water bottles, beer & wine bottles and food jars

Glass may be clear or colored (amber, green, blue)

NO food residue
NO ceramics, baking dishes, drinking NO glasses, cookware (Pyrex),
NO coffee mugs, milk glass
NO plate glass, windshields, windows, NO art glass, eye glasses, wine corks, NO mirrors, vases
NO light bulbs or fluorescent lights
NO medicine bottles

Chipper Policy
The Street Department provides a chipper service to the citizens of Rushville. This is an extra service provided as time permits. We do not accept anything that was done for hire or entire trees that have been taken down unless they came down as a result of a storm. As a guideline, anything estimated to take longer than 15 minutes to chip is too large. All limbs to be chipped should be placed as close to the alley or street as possible and be easily accessible. At no time should limbs be placed in the street or alley. Limbs also should be clear of any trash or other debris that may cause damage to the chipper.