City Services


A trash tote should have been left for you by the previous resident of your house. Trash day is Friday. Please have your trash tote in the alley behind your home or in front of your home (whichever is applicable) by 7 AM. Don’t forget to bring the tote back inside your yard at the end of the day.  Also, help out the neighborhood by closing any open toters so that water (and the mosquitoes that breed in water) doesn’t collect in the bottom.   Heavy trash pickup is the second Friday of the month. No more than two items are allowed per month and should be placed in the alley near where you place your trash totes. If your heavy trash is missed, please contact the Mayor’s Action Line at 327-4MAC (327-4622).


Curbside recycling is available in Indianapolis for a nominal fee from Republic Services.

A Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) recycling bin is available in the parking lot to the south of St. Richard’s School/Trinity Episcopal Church.  This recycling bin will accept more than the average recycling bin including cardboard and phone books.  See the side of the bin for details. For more information about KIB’s Recycle Indianapolis Program, contact (317) 264-7555 or visit

Streetlight Burned Out

If a streetlight burned out in front of your house, please report it directly to Indianapolis Power and Light (IPL) at (317) 261-8222 from 7 AM to 8 PM or at (317) 261-8111 after hours. You will need the house address which is closest to the burned out light. It is also helpful to have the IPL pole number located on a metal tag on the pole.

If you would like to report streetlight outages online, click here to go there directly or you can navigate there using the following instructions:

  1. Go to
  2. Select “Outages” icon on the middle of the screen.
  3. Click “Report a streetlight outage” button.
  4. Follow the onscreen prompts.

Order an IPL Streetlight for Your Alley

Anyone can contact IPL to have a cobra-head light added to any existing IPL pole. The cost is added to your monthly IPL bill. Call (317) 261-8653 or e-mail for a free consultation about your lighting needs. Depending on the lighting equipment you select and site conditions, an installation charge may be required.