Streets and Sanitation

1600 Bayou Street
Phone: (812) 885-2520

The Street Department hours are 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

The City Collection Site hours are 7:30 am to 2:15 pm, Monday-Friday and 8:30 am to 1:30 pm Saturday

 

2023 Leaf Pickup Schedule

WEEK ONE

NOVEMBER 13th – NOV 17th 

Willow St. to Main St. from South 2nd St. to South 18th St. (including Bunker Hill area), Four Lakes area, and Eastgate area

Note: the term “Eastgate Area” refers to all the streets off Bruceville and Wheatland roads and Old U.S. 50 within the city limits.

WEEK TWO 

NOVEMBER 20th– 22th

Main St. to Hart St. from 1st St. to Felt King Rd. (including Memering Yates area).

Weed Lane, Burnett Heights and Forrest Hills area

Closed Nov. 23rd and Nov. 24th for Thanksgiving

WEEK THREE

NOVEMBER 27TH – DECEMBER 1st

1st St. to Kimmell Rd. from Hart St. to St. Clair

Jackson Heights and Wolf Hollow area.

WEEK FOUR

DECEMBER 4TH – DECEMBER 8TH

St. Clair Ave. to Niblack Blvd. From Oliphant Dr. to Wheeler Rd. area

 

LEAF PICKUP RULES: Please do not mix limbs or other objects with your leaves, as this will plug up the intake hoses on the leaf vacuums. WE WILL NOT PICK UP PILES OF LEAVES WITH STICKS AND LIMBS MIXED IN.

As a general rule, the department will be unable to pick up limbs during leaf pickup season.

The city’s collection site on Old Terre Haute Road will be open 7:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Monday through Friday for residents to dump their own yard debris, leaves, and limbs. People must empty their containers at the site and take those containers with them.

The day-by-day schedule is tentative and is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances, such as mechanical problems as well as the weather. If anyone has any questions regarding the day of their pickup, please contact the office at 885-2520 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays.

All neighborhoods will be covered a second time

CITY OF VINCENNES RECYCLING PROGRAM 

The following rules are subject to change without notice as the demand for recyclables changes in the marketplace. They apply to the city’s curbside recycling program. Recycling is picked up Mondays.  If your neighborhood pickup falls on a holiday, your recycling will be picked up the following week.

Questions? Call the Street Department at 812-885-2520.

NEWSPRINT – Old newspapers are accepted, but they must be kept dry, as wet newsprint has no recycling value.

MAGAZINES – All magazines, hardback books, paperback books or telephone books are accepted.

JUNK MAIL OR OFFICE PAPER SUCH AS TYPING PAPER, COMPUTER PAPER OR ENVELOPES PLUS NEWSPAPER INSERTS ARE ACCEPTED.

GLASS – AS OF JULY 2, 2018 GLASS IS NO LONGER ACCEPTED.

PLASTICS – All must be rinsed clean. We cannot accept plastic grocery bags or Styrofoam packing material.

TIN, STEEL and ALUMINUM CANS – All are accepted. They must be clean of all food, but labels may remain.

CARDBOARD – We accept corrugated cardboard and items made of paperboard, such as cereal boxes. Cellophane windows must be removed from boxes, as must any sort of liner. PIZZA BOXES ARE NOT ACCEPTED due to contamination by sauce, grease, etc.

RULES UNIQUE TO CURBSIDE RECYCLING

TOTES – All recyclables MUST be placed curbside in the green totes available at the Knox County Solid Waste Department; 810 S. 17th Street – cost is $5 each. Recyclables placed in boxes, bags or loose will not be picked up.

DEADLINE – All totes must be street side (never in alleys) by 7 a.m. on the appropriate day.

CARDBOARD – Must fit into the green Recycling tote.

It is not necessary to separate items.

Plastics bottles, cans, cardboard, junk mail, magazines & newspaper will be picked up all together.