The Depot cannot take any type of housewares, including:

  • Floor-standing non-Freon-containing appliances
  • Lamps, tables, other decor
  • Lawn ornaments, including solar lighting
  • Building materials
  • Carpet
  • Plumbing (including toilets, vanities)
  • Drywall
  • Vinyl or aluminum siding
  • Mattresses or box springs
  • Ceramics or heat-proof glass
  • Used tools
  • CDs & DVDs
  • Artificial Christmas trees
  • bicycles

No, we do not take mattresses!

Most used-up housewares, especially textiles, are not recyclable.

Dispose of them in your regular trash. If you have bulk items, such as furniture or mattresses/box springs, call your waste hauler for a bulk pick-up (links below):

    No trash service?

    • Take the items directly to County Line Landfill. Reach the landfill at County Line Landfill: 574-223-9610.
    • Drop off items at the main entrance. The fee for items under the one-ton minimum is $50.00. 

      Dumping and Burning

      • Dumping or burning trash is illegal. If you see anyone dumping or burning garbage, please call the Marshall County Health Department.
      • When you burn trash, you are making poison: furniture, tires, mattresses/box springs, and other domestics now contain chemical compounds such as flame retardants that are carcinogenic when burned. Protect yourself and your loved ones and DO NOT BURN TRASH.

      Here are some possible options for your still-usable items!

      Large Loads of Metal Scrap, including vehicles, playground equipment, lawn equipment, grills
      LaPaz Iron & Metal (574-784-3007)

      Rochester Iron & Metal (574-223-4300)
      Lewis Salvage (574-267-6781)
      Omnisource, Inc. (574-534-3435)

      Antique or “Still Good” Building Materials, Tools, Artwork, Furniture
      Habitat for Humanity Restore

      Books
      Better World Books (drop-off box at Plymouth Martins Supermarket)
      Goodwill Industries
      Salvation Army
      Local library book drives

      Brush/Yard Waste
      City residents: call your street department
      County residents: may burn clean piles of brush. (There is currently no option for county yard waste). 

      Clothing, Shoes, Housewares, Furniture, Records/CDs/DVDs, Toys, Domestics
      Goodwill Industries
      Salvation Army