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Compost & Recycling




‍December 2023 - April 6, 2024

Monday-Friday 7 am to 3 pm.

Closed Saturday and Sunday

April 8, 2024 - December 7, 2024
‍Monday-Wednesday-Friday-Saturday 7am - 3pm.
Tuesday and Thursday 7am - 6pm
Closed Sunday

December 9, 2024 - March 29, 2025

Monday-Friday 7am - 3 pm.

Closed Saturday and Sunday

‍Compost material is free for Berne residents’ personal landscaping needs. You may shovel load available material anytime the compost site is open. If you are needing a larger quantity, a City of Berne employee can assist you with loading Tuesday and Thursday from 4-6 pm and Saturday 7am-3pm from April 8th -  October 5th. No personal loading equipment is allowed.



Acceptable Materials       
• Shrubs-Grass
• Limbs-Branches-Leaves
• Garden-Lawn Vegetation

Materials That Will Not Be Allowed
• No Appliances, Cardboard
• No Plastics, Cans, House Trash
• No Commercial Products
• No Wood, Lumber, Demo. Material



The following dates are when we plan to pick up your compost items as well as our route schedule so you can see which day of the week you land on.

‍Route Schedule

You may also bring the above materials to our compost site at the Wastewater Treatment Plant northeast of Berne on Rd 550S. (¼ mile E of 000 ) during the hours noted.  Follow the signs at the site.

Limbs & Branches Pickup

‍Every Friday– March-November.

As needed December-February.

City Wide Grass /Leaf /Garden Vegetation Pickup

‍Every Thursday April 4th - Oct. 3rd 

Place grass in a proper open container.

Fall Leaf Vac Schedule  for Grass /Leaf /Garden Vegetation

‍From October 7th  – December 5th : place grass and leaves on the pavement for vacuum pickup.  




At this time, the City of Berne does not offer curbside recycling. However, there are a number of options available for those wishing to do so.  

Berne’s Recycle Center is Operated by Adams County Solid Waste

7315 S US Highway 27 at Simon Mfg. (Unit Step) Use the lane on the north side and follow directions.

Open on Mondays from 9 AM-5 PM
(The center is closed any Monday that is a legal holiday, but will be open on Tuesday of that week)

Citizens of Berne are encouraged to recycle cans, plastics, newspapers and cardboard by using the recycle location. If you have any questions about using this service, please call the Adams County transfer station:

‍Adams County Solid Waste District (Landfill)

3775 N 200 E
Decatur, IN 46733


E-Waste In 2019, the blue box for e-waste located at the  Jefferson Street city garage was removed by the owner due to repeated abuse of the e-waste policy.  

If you have questions about e-waste materials, please call the Adams County Solid Waste District.

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