Town Dumpster

The Cedar Lake Public Works Department has dumpsters available to its residents only Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m, and the 3rd Saturday of each month, January through December, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Refer to the events calendar for more information.

Since this is a taxpayer-funded service, we ask that visitors please stop in the office to be checked-in, presenting photo identification (driver’s license or a State issued photo ID) and/or a Cedar Lake utility bill that is issued from the Town (the Town of Cedar Lake utility bill – received from Town Hall – is necessary for the event that one owns property in town but whose driver’s license states otherwise).

Our location: Cedar Lake Public Works

Not Accepted Items

Items that are not accepted include household garbage, roofing materials, concrete, bricks, railroad ties, and hazardous materials such as paints, oils, fuels, fluorescent bulbs, and ammunition.

The Lake County Solid Waste Management District does accept hazardous materials at various locations throughout the year. Click on the link below for a full list of hazardous material collection schedules and accepted items.

Household Hazardous Waste

Public Works also has collections specifically for tires, metal, and appliance recycling. Tires collected include car and pick-up truck-sized tires only. Lake County Solid Waste will not collect semi-truck tires, tractor tires, or any other non-car or pick-up truck type of tire. No tires are allowed to be on rims; they must be separated. Public Works can collect rims separately. These collections are available to all Lake County, IN residents during regular business hours: Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on the 3rd Saturday of each month that Public Works is open, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Electronic waste is also collected here at Public Works. This is another service offered by the Lake County Solid Waste Management District and is available during regular business hours: Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on the 3rd Saturday of each month that Public Works is open, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

E-recyclables include but are not limited to TVs, computers (monitors, mice, keyboards, towers, cords), printers, fax machines, and cell phones. For a complete list of electronic recycling products, please click on the following link: Lake County Solid Waste Management District

Yard Waste

Any unwanted branches or yard waste is able to be disposed of at Public Works during regular business hours: Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and also on the 3rd Saturday of each month that Public Works is open, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Whether branches are collected for our residents via the branch pickup service Public Works provides or if they are brought to the Public Works Department, please refer to our branch stipulations page.

Yard wastes brought to the Public Works Department for disposal include leaves, weeds, and grass clippings. If yard wastes are brought here in brown paper bags/yard waste bags, residents are welcome to leave the entire bag in the collection however, if yard waste is brought in any other container it must be dumped out of that container.

Free Firewood

Public Works has free firewood for residents:

  • During regular business hours (Monday through Friday from 7am-3pm)
  • No use of equipment (chainsaws/axes) is permitted on Town Property
  • Sign in Public Works main office upon your visit
  • Take as much as you want!