GARBAGE & RECYCLING
Streets > Garbage & Recycling
Automated Garbage Collection began July 8, 2019.
Please visit the links below for more information on the new automated garbage collection process.
Automated Garbage FAQ
Garbage & Recycling Guide for Residents
What Should I Do on My Collection Day?
Garbage & Recycling Collection Guidelines
Route Map (PDF) Interactive Map
2023 Recycling Calendar
Garbage/Recycling Collection City Map
Use the map below to find your route number, and refuse and recycling collection times by entering your address in the search bar and pressing enter or clicking on the search glass icon.
Garbage collection general information
Residents should put their garbage and recycling out on the curb before 6.00 a.m. of the day of pick up, but no sooner than 24 hours before pick up. Residents may take their garbage to Waste Management, 2510 Engel Road, but a fee is charged at the landfill.
Garbage must be placed in the gray carts provided by the City. The cart must be facing in the correct direction (arrow on lid and white serial numbers facing the street), three feet from another cart or object (including parked cars), and the lid must be closed.
If you have items that do not fit inside the cart: Additional material and/or large items that do not fit into the garbage cart, such as furniture, mattresses and appliances, will need to be disposed of privately. The Garbage & Recycling Guide for Residents contains a listing of many common items, along with contact information for many local businesses that can aid in disposal. You can find the guide on our website here.
Carts must be removed from the street within 24 hours after collection.
Garbage is picked up once a week.
Recycling general information
Recycling is collected on the same day as garbage, but every other week. All recycling must be placed inside the green cart. The cart must be facing in the correct direction (arrow on lid and white serial numbers facing the street), three feet from another cart or object (including parked cars), and the lid must be closed.
Use the map to search for your address and determine your route. Once you know your route, you can click on the link for your recycling schedule: Route Schedule
Recycling Pick Up Guidelines: Click here
Recycling Cart Placement: Click here
If you need additional information about recycling please call the City Garage at (715) 421-8218.
Residents in multi-family units (5 or more apartments) should contact their apartment owner or manager for recycling details. Recycling is mandatory, but the City does not provide service for these multi-family units.
Garbage & Recycling Holiday Schedules:
The Street Division of Public Works does not provide refuse or recycling collection on City holidays.
The 2023 holidays observed by the City are:
It is the policy of the Street Division to provide refuse and recycling collection in those areas affected by the holiday on the next working day after the holiday. All collections following a holiday are delayed one day. For example, if a holiday falls on a Monday, all residents of Monday's collection districts will have their refuse and recycling collected on Tuesday, Tuesday's collection will move to Wednesday, etc. Please contact the Street Department at (715) 421-8218 with questions.
Recycling items not collected by the City
Appliances - includes refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, dehumidifiers, washer and dryers
Electronics - includes computers, televisions
Hazardous Materials - includes paints, household chemicals, automobile fluids
Miscellaneous Items - includes construction materials, plastic grocery bags, fluorescent bulbs
Tires, Batteries, Oil
Please see the Garbage & Recycling Guide for disposal of the above items.