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Senior Rate for Trash Service


The City of South Bend offers a discounted senior rate for trash pickup service to customers who are the account owner AND are age 65 and older.    



Who is eligible for the senior rate for trash service?

A senior rate is available to the account holder (or the spouse of the account holder) if they are age 65 years and older.


How do I request the discount?

To request the rate, you must bring a proof of age (driver’s license, state-issued ID, passport) to the South Bend Municipal Utilities office, located at 125 W. Colfax Ave.

Once you provide your proof of age, you’ll fill out a senior discount form with your information. Once completed, the form will be sent to the Board of Public Works for ratification.


How much is the senior rate?

For 2023, the senior rate for trash pickup is $8.39 per month for customers within city limits. For customers outside city limits, the senior rate is $10.49 per month. 


When will I see the senior rate applied to my bill?  

The rate will be applied to the next bill once the proof of age is provided and senior discount form is completed.


311 Process Notes

Direct the resident to South Bend Municipal Utilities office for proper procedure.