Leaf Management in Elkhart County

In Elkhart County, the burning of leaves and yard waste is never advised. Through studies, we have learned how smoke negatively affects clean air and human health. The smoke from leaf and yard waste fires can linger at ground level where family members and neighbors might be affected. Breathing in smoke is never good for you, and the Elkhart County Commissioners encourage alternatives to open burning.

This website provides information and resources on better ways to manage your leaves and yard waste. Let us help you pursue alternatives to leaf burning and make a difference for clean air and the health of our community.


59530 County Road 7

Elkhart, IN  46517

(574) 522-2581


Monday - Friday: 8:00am to 4:45pm

Saturday (April through November): 9:00am to 11:45am

Compost bins NOT available for pickup on Saturday


Elkhart County Solid Waste Management District

Elkhart County Landfill

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Website managed by the Elkhart County Landfill and Solid Waste District, with support from enFocus.