Garbage/Recycling/Leaf & Brush

Information regarding garbage and recycling pickup, leaf and brush pickup, and snow removal for Kouts residents is given below. If you have questions, please contact the Town Hall at (219) 766-3312.

Garbage and Recycling

Garbage and Recycling pick-up is on Friday except for major holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. Then pick-up is Saturday. Please have garbage and recycling out by 6 AM.

If residents have a large item they need picked up, they need to call Republic at 219-987-6057. The item will be picked up in a separate truck.

Electronic items are no longer picked up. Items such as computers, monitors, computer peripherals, televisions, printers, fax machines, video cassette recorders, typewriters, copiers, microwaves, scanners, gaming machines etc. need to be recycled.

Residents can take recyclable items to the Porter County recycling sites in Valparaiso at 2150 W Lincolnway (Hwy 130) and Boone Grove at 546 S. 400 W., or call Staples at (219) 464-9005 or Best Buy at (219) 548-8537.

Residents can also check the website for hours and days of operation of the local recycling sites.


Leaf & Brush Pickup Placement Diagram

Leaf & Brush Pickup Placement Diagram

Leaf and Brush Pickup

Leaf and Brush Pick-up dates are announced on the website, utility bills and town sign.

  • Please keep leaves and brush in separate piles!

  • No branches larger than 4 inches in diameter or longer than 4 feet in length.

  • Brush does not have to be bundled, but please keep them in easy to pick up piles.

  • No fresh cut trees please!

Leaf / Brush piles should be placed as shown in the image to the right.


Snow Removal

For snow removal, the Street Dept asks that vehicles be removed from the roadway when snowfall is over 2″ in order to properly clear the streets.

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