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Scott Hesler,
Street Commissioner

107 N Vermont St
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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  • Phone: 
    (765) 364-5166
  • Fax: 
    (765) 364-5167
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  • Department Hours:
    The office is open Mon-Fri from 7:30 am until 3:30 pm.

Street & Sanitation Department

T he Crawfordsville Street and Sanitation Department provides service to the community in many ways, taking much pride in maintaining a clean and safe city. The department has 22 full time employees.

The Crawfordsville Street Department was established on August 17, 1865, when the first city election was held. After the city was incorporated, a street commissioner and an engineer were appointed to do something about the streets in the business district. Poor roads were among the biggest complaints from citizens in those early days. The first Street Commissioner was John W. Ross.

The Crawfordsville Street Department provides maintenance and upkeep to the city streets. The department patches pot holes, repairs inlets, removes snow, ice and other weather related annoyances from the city streets for safe travel. We have various types of equipment: 6 dump trucks, loader, backhoe, 2 bucket trucks, 4 one ton trucks, vac all, road grader, 5 pickup trucks, road service truck, patching machine, paint truck, 2 bobcats, and 3 tractors with mowers. All of the equipment we have is used almost daily. The department has a large trash pickup program. They collect large household items at curbside for city residents. There is a fee of $25.00 for this program. This is done once a month all year around. The pick up is usually on the last Wednesday of the month, and is provided to the first one hundred residents who come to our office and pay the fee, starting on the first of the month.

The Sanitation department provides city trash pick up for city residents. The department collects all city trash and recycling at curbside. The employees collect trash year round regardless of the weather. The Sanitation department has 1 new trash truck that picks up trash and recycling at the same time. They also have 2 older trucks, and a recycle truck that is still used on double pick up days. We do street side recycling for bottles, cans, plastics #1-7, and newspapers. Recyclable materials can also be taken to Walden Transport & Recycle Center located at 302 S. Oak St.. Cardboard is not picked up curbside, but can be taken to Walden's Recycle Center for recycling. The department encourages recycling to help reduce the amount of items that would normally go into landfills.

The Yard Waste Site was established in 1991 at the old land fill site. It is a facility provided by the city, free of charge, for residents to take limbs, leaves, grass, etc. In the fall the department picks up leaves curbside for city residents.

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