Town of Trail Creek Indiana
Town of Trail Creek
211 Rainbow Trail
Trail Creek, IN, 46360
(219) 872-2422
Fax: (219) 878-1235

Town of Trail Creek Indiana

Topic: Spring Clean-Up

Trail Creek Street Dept will be begin Spring Clean-Up Wednesday April 7th and continue thru Thursday April 22nd, 2021. The Street Department will be bringing the leaf machine around to pick up all leaves, in a pile and parallel with the street.

 In a separate pile, you may place any sticks, limbs, and branches for pick up that will begin on Monday April 5th and continue until November 1st, 2021. Place sticks parallel with the street for quick and easy pick-up as the chipper will be in tow.

 Please remember NO sticks, limbs or branches are to be mixed in with your leaf pile as they will damage our equipment and the pile WILL NOT be picked up. Also, NO ROCKS OR OTHER DEBRIS that may damage our equipment. Questions can be directed to the Street Commissioner Mr. Chris Ott @ (219)872-4780 or via text (219)877-8385.



A special yard waste pick- up provided by Borden Waste Away Group/Lakeshore Disposal will begin the first Monday in April and continues until the first Monday in November 2021. Please remember, NO PERSONAL CAN’S WILL BE PICKED UP. You may only use your Grey Borden 96-gallon cart, or if you have the “yard waste” cart that was provided by Lakeshore last year, you may use that as well. This is per Borden Waste Away/Lakeshore Disposal. If you have any concerns or questions, please reach out to them directly @ 269-231-5623.


Refuse Payments 2021...

The Town Hall will remain closed to the Public due to the Covid-19 virus. When paying your 2021 refuse bill this year here are a few payment options for you:
1. Pay by mail (USPS)
2. Pay on line @ a 3% convenience fee will be charged per transaction by PayGOV.US.
3. Drop payment in the mail slot located at the Town Hall to the left of the door.
Our Town Hall has many security cameras located inside and outside the building that monitor and record all activity 24/7 for your safety. We will continue to do our part in keeping you and ourselves healthy and safe during these trying times. Thank you for your continued understanding.




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About Trail Creek

Often referred to as "Tree Lined Trail Creek", the town covers a wooded area of approximately 1.25 square miles with 900 homes and a population of 2,452. The town lies within portions of Michigan and Coolspring Townships.

The dividing line for these two townships is the center line of Coolspring Avenue, with Michigan Township to the North and Coolspring Township to the South. Day to day business is administered by a five person Town Council and a Clerk Treasurer who are all elected for terms of four years. In addition, the Town Council is responsible for appointing qualified residents to positions on auxiliary commissions and boards.

Town budgetary functions are paid through revenues derived from local property taxes, county and state shared taxes, shared riverboat proceeds from the City of Michigan City and some additional user fees. The town is a supporting member of various governmental and civic organizations, including the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT), Northwest Indiana Council of Towns and Small Cities (TASC), South Shore Clean Cities and Access La Porte County.

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