Street Department


Denny Long, Street Commissioner
Larry Brown, Asst. Street Commissioner
475 Steury Avenue
Goshen, IN 46528
Fax: 574-534-1568
Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday


2015 Brush Collection

Spring brush collection will begin on Monday, April 20, 2015.  The Street Department will pick up brush and leaves.  Please keep brush and leaf piles separate and have them placed by the curb and not in the street by 7 am April 20th.  This collection tends to take longer than the other scheduled brush pick ups because of the larger amount of brush placed out for pick up.

There will be monthly brush pick-up throughout the summer of 2015.  The pick-ups will begin on the last Monday of the month.  The dates are as follows: May 26th, June 29th, July 27th, Aug. 31st, and Sept. 28th.  The Street Department will make only one pass through the city to pick up brush.  Please have your brush by the front curb, but not in the street, by that Monday morning at 7:00 am.  No brush is picked up in alleys and the piles should be trash free.  Crews cannot access the piles if blocked by vehicles.

And don't forget the Environmental Center. The center accepts brush and leaves, loose or in bags, at no charge to Goshen residents. However, if leaves are bagged, the bags must be emptied. There is a small fee for disposal of yard waste and grass clippings. The Environmental Center is located near the intersection of North Indiana Avenue and C.R. 19 and is open 52 weeks a year. Current hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon; the Environmental Center is closed on Sundays and holidays. Proof of residency is required.

Any resident with questions may contact the Goshen Street Department at streets@goshencity.com or 534-9711, weekdays, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The City of Goshen is not responsible for disposal of large tree limbs and debris from a home owners or contractors taking down a tree on their property. This is beyond the scope of normal yard waste.    


The Dial-A-Truck service begins May 18, 2015 and continues until mid-September. The use of a City dump truck or trailer is available to Goshen City residents for the disposal of unwanted items. All discarded items are subject to the restrictions of the landfill. Residents may reserve a truck by calling the street department Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. 534-9711.

There is a user fee that covers the use of the city truck as well as the landfill charges. This fee is to be paid and paperwork filled out prior to delivery of the truck.

Street Maintenance

The Street Department is responsible for the ongoing regular maintenance of City street surfaces. This includes patching pot holes, crack sealing, as well as repairing the berms along a paved road. Anyone who notices an area of the road needing attention should call the Street Department to report the problem area.

Environmental Center

The City of Goshen has entered into an agreement with Soil Solutions, Ft. Wayne to manage the Environmental Center. Located at 20100 CR 19, Goshen, the environmental center accepts organic waste from Goshen residents.

Summer hours of operation (as of Tuesday, April 1, 2014):
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am until 6:00 pm.
Saturday, 8 am - noon.
Closed Sundays and holidays.

Soil Solutions will verify residency requirements by driver's license or similar id's. 

Limb & Tree Removal

When there is a storm, the Street Department is responsible for removing fallen limbs and tree debris located in the street right-of-way. If notified, the employees will remove dead animals located in the right-of-way.

Snow Removal/Snow Emergency

The Street Department has the primary responsibility for snow removal within Goshen City limits. To ensure a safe flow of traffic and to aid the Street Department with its snow removal efforts, the Mayor may need to declare a Snow Emergency. During snow emergencies, special parking restrictions and trash collection provisions may be enacted. The snow emergency and any special instructions will be announced through local television, radio, or news services during and after the snowfall. In times of emergency it is important to pay attention to local news media.