Composting: Brush, Leaves & Yard Waste


John “Tony” Shanks
Street Commissioner

Renee Gellinger
Administrative Assistant

(574) 753-4610
Fax: (574) 753-4600

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Department Hours:
7:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.
Monday thru Friday

612 Race St
Logansport, IN 46947
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Who Do I Call For:

Street light that is out?
Municipal Utilities 753-6231

Potholes, holes in alleys or pull-offs?
Street Department for city streets. If on a state highway, you can call them at 574-753-3592.

Stop lights flashing?
Street Department for stop lights on city streets. If on a state highway, you can call them at 574-753-3592 or call us and we will inform the State Highway Department.

Street signs that are down?
Street Department if it is on a city street. If it is on a state highway, you can call them at 574-753-3592 or call us and we will inform the State Highway Department.

Low hanging tree limbs in vehicle travel areas or unsafe tree limbs along street/sidewalk?
Street Department if it is a safety issue. They will work with Logansport Utilities in removing unsafe limbs. Otherwise, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to have trees in the tree lawn trimmed or removed.

Brush/Yard Waste Bags/Leaves/Composting

Pick up: April 1st to November 30th

Call in request: December 1st to March 30th

The City of Logansport provides brush and yard waste pick up to city residents to reduce the amount going into the landfill.  Brush and yard waste bags should be places curbside or in the alley for pick up.

Brush – 

  • Picked up every other week
  • Brush should be cut no longer than 4’ and stacked butt end out
  • Large piles are picked up with a loader and may be toward the end of the week
  • If you pay a contractor to do the work, it is the contractor’s responsibility to remove the brush

Yard waste bags – leaves, grass, garden

  • Yard waste bags are picked up on your regular trash day

        Biodegradable bags are available for purchase at several local stores

Loose leaves –

  • Leaves should be placed in biodegradable yard waste bags curbside or alley until the leaf vacs run in late fall
  • During vac season, loose leaves may be placed curbside (but not in the street) for vac pick up.
  • Vacs do not run in alleys

We make every effort to adhere to the schedules; however, the schedule may be altered at time due to weather, holidays or when we are paving streets.

All brush and yard waste is taken to the composting site where the brush is mulched and yard waste is composted into a dirt-like product and offered to the residents of Cass County at no cost.   The mulch and compost are available as “load your own” at the Street Department Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.  Sorry, NO CONTRACTORS.

Contractors may take loads of brush to the compost site for a $20.00/load fee payable at the Street Department prior to unloading.  Contractors must be accompanied by Street Department personnel.

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Brush and Yard Waste Bags:

  • Brush pick up routes run every other week from April 1st to October 31st. Brush should be piled butt end out and stacked as neatly as possible with NO TRASH, WIRE or other debris as the brush is fed into a grinder to make mulch that is made available to the city and Cass County residents at no charge.  Brush should be placed either curbside or along the alley.  If you hire a contractor to trim or take down a tree, it is the contractor’s responsibility to remove the debris.  You may call the Street Department for brush pick up November 1st through March 31st.

  • Leaves, grass and flower/garden debris should be placed in biodegradable bags and placed in the same location as your trash toter (curbside or along alley). The Street Department bag pick up routes are the same day as your trash collection.  Biodegradable yard waste bags are available at McCord’s, Martins, Walmart, or Home Depot.  

    • Bags must be less than 50 pounds
    • No dirt, rocks, walnuts, animal feces, trash, concrete or plastic in the bag.
    • No plastic bags – yard waste in plastic bags will not be picked up.
  • If you pay someone to do the work, the contractor is responsible to dispose of the yard waste and/or brush.  The Street Department does not clean up after contractors.

Free Mulch and Compost:

  • The Street Department grinds the brush that is picked up into mulch and turns your yard waste to compost.  Both are available to Logansport city residents and Cass County residents at no cost.  Both are available at the Street Department Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:15 p.m.   This is on a “load your own” basis.


  • If a dumpster is placed in the street, you must contact the Street Department Office at
    574-753-4610 for a Request for Dumpster and obtain Board of Works approval.

Snow Removal:

  • The heaviest traveled streets and hills will be plowed and salted/sanded first.

  • Although our driver’s do not purposely throw snow onto your property, the snow has to go somewhere. It is helpful when you are shoveling your sidewalk, to shovel the snow onto your property and not into the    street or along the curbside; driveways should be shoveled to the side of the driveway the snow plow would be heading.  This will reduce the amount of snow thrown back onto your sidewalk and driveway. 

Street Sweeper:

  • The street sweeper is run throughout the city to clean debris from our streets when weather permits. The routes are done in sections.  Please keep in mind that weather may dictate when the sweeper is running.

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