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Christmas Tree Collection Info

Ray’s will pick up Christmas trees from January 4th through January 15th.

Any tree longer than 4 feet in length must be cut in half.

If your weekly trash service is on an automated route (i.e. trash is placed in toters) then you can request a large item pickup for removal of Christmas trees. Please contact or call 317-539-2024. The cost is $20 per large item.

A few exceptions are listed below:

Brownsburg: Town’s Street Department picks up Christmas trees (North side of town collected January 4th through the 8th. South side of town collected January 11th through 15th.)
Speedway: Town’s Street Department picks up the Christmas trees
Westfield: Christmas trees are collected from December 26th through January 15th

Additional Options based on County:

Boone County: Natural undecorated Christmas trees are accepted free of charge at Earth & Turf in Zionsville on Saturday January 2nd from 10am to 4pm.

Earth & Turf
5095 W 106th Street
Zionsville, IN

Hendricks County: Natural undecorated Christmas trees are accepted free of charge at the Yard Waste Recycling Center from December 21st through January 18th. During this time frame, the sites will be open 24/7. Trees that have been flocked (sprayed w/artificial snow) are not accepted.

Brownsburg Yard Waste Recycling Center
90 Mardale Drive
Brownsburg, IN

Plainfield Yard Waste Recycling Center
7020 S County Road 875 East
Plainfield, IN

Johnson County: The Johnson County Recycling District will offer Christmas tree recycling from December 26th-January 10th. Trees must be free of all decorations.

Johnson County Shrine Club
751 W King Street
Franklin, IN
(behind Ken’s Auto Electric)

Center Grove High School
2717 S Morgantown Road
Greenwood, IN
(Near tennis courts & baseball diamond)

Indiana Creek Intermediate School
1000 S Indian Creek Drive
Trafalgar, IN
(SW corner near football field)

McCarty Mulch
100 Bluffdale off S.R. 37 (Center Grove Area)
(must be dropped off during business hours M-F 8am-4pm)

No Collection On New Years Day.

Ray’s will be closed and not operating any routes on Friday, January 1st.  The Friday pickups will be serviced on Saturday, January 2nd.

No Collection On Christmas Day.

Ray’s will be closed and not operating any routes on Friday, December 25th.  The Friday pickups will be serviced on Saturday, December 26th.

Thanksgiving Pick Up Schedule

Ray’s will be closed on Thursday, November 26th in observance of Thanksgiving.  All service routes will run on a 1 day delay the remainder of the week.

Independence Day

Ray’s will be closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.  All Residential service routes will run on a 1 day delay the remainder of the week.

No Memorial Day Collection

Ray’s will not be running collection routes on Monday, May 30th 2022.  The remainder of this week will be run on a one day delay.

Ray’s Preparedness Plan Regarding COVID-19

Ray’s Trash Service would like to assure you, that in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, we remain committed to service.  Even as other operations in our community come to a halt, the trash and recycle industry must keep operating.  During this volatile time, Ray’s is taking every precaution to protect our team, our clients and our communities while also ensuring services will not be disrupted.

Ray’s would like to ask for your assistance in dealing with the potential spread of COVID-19.  We ask that customers BAG ALL TRASH before placing it in the proper waste container for collection.  By making sure all loose trash items are bagged, this mitigates the risk of Ray’s collectors coming in contact with any potentially contaminated items.  RECYCLABLES should remain loose in the container and kept free of contamination.

Ray’s has significantly increased the level of cleaning and sanitation for frequently touched surfaces throughout our offices and facilities.  Additionally, hand sanitizers have been placed in strategic areas to assist with continual sanitation.

Ray’s has communicated to all employees the preventive measures to take in order to avoid contracting COVID-19, as prescribed by the CDC, including avoiding contact, maintaining appropriate personal space, avoiding travel and remaining vigilant about their personal health as well as that of close family members and friends.

Ray’s has restricted visitors, meetings have either been rescheduled or transferred to a different format (phone conference, email, etc.), company gatherings have been postponed and unnecessary company travel has been eliminated.

While Ray’s remains committed to taking all reasonable measures to avoid any service disruptions to our customers, we also understand this is an ever-changing event and the severity of COVID-19 is yet unknown.  We continue to monitor the situation and track any signs that could potentially affect operations.  Ray’s will adjust as needed to the situation to continue servicing our loyal customers.

We pray for those affected by the virus and hope that everyone stays safe and healthy!

Ray’s Holiday Pick Up Schedule.

Ray’s will not be running any routes on Christmas Day or New Years Day.  We will run the remainder of these weeks on a 1 day delay.  The only exception is for the City of Beech Grove.  Please click on the link below to access your pick up calendar.  Ray’s will be observing new holidays in 2020.  Check back soon for more information.  Thank you for choosing Ray’s and we wish everyone Happy Holiday’s.

Ray’s 2020 Holiday Collection Schedule

Beech Grove Holiday Pick Up Schedule




Ray’s Picking Up On Labor Day!

Ray’s will run all regularly scheduled routes on Monday, September 2nd with no delays.  The only exception is for residents within the Town of Zionsville who receive Monday service.  These stops will be serviced on Tuesday, September 3rd.  We thank you for your business and we wish everyone a great holiday weekend.


Ray’s Teams Up With Foyt Racing!

Standing the test of time. It took over 50 years, but two family-operated businesses will be working together in the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Ray’s Trash Service will be joining AJ Foyt Racing as an associate sponsor on the No. 35 Alfe Heat Treating Honda driven by Alex Tagliani in the epic event.

The No. 35 car is carrying a black and orange livery to pay homage to Foyt’s legendary driving career at the Brickyard where he qualified and started in 35 races…27 of which were in either orange or black cars.

Ray’s Trash Service has been serving the Indianapolis community since 1965, the same year that A.J. Foyt started his IndyCar team. Ironically, they chose the same unique color for their vehicles –orange or as Foyt says, “Poppy Red.”

“Ray’s Trash Service is proud to sponsor Alex Tagliani and the number 35 car,” said Nevada Matthews, vice-president of Ray’s Trash Services Inc. “Thanks to AJ Foyt Racing for allowing us to celebrate this historical 100th running of the Indy 500 while Ray’s celebrates over 50 years in business.  We are honored to be participating in such a legendary Indianapolis event with such a legendary IndyCar driver like A.J.”

“We appreciate the support of Ray’s Trash Services Inc. and the opportunity to introduce them to the world’s fastest race as part of our team. We’ll do our best to make it a memorable experience for them,” said Team President Larry Foyt.

The associate sponsorship will mark the company’s first foray into motorsports as a team sponsor but not their first association with the Foyts. The Foyt Wine Vault on Main Street in Speedway utilizes their services and has since construction began on the Vault over two years ago.

The 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 will be broadcast live Sunday, May 29th by ABC-TV with the pre-race show starting at 11 a.m. ET.