GARBAGE & RECYCLING
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Automated Garbage Collection Service Coming in 2019
For safety, reduced costs, and service convenience for non-commercial properties, the City will be implementing automated garbage collection service with carts in 2019. Service details are currently in the development stage. In the meantime, if you are considering replacing your garbage can(s) please be aware that once the automated process begins, only carts issued by the City will be allowed. Please visit this page for updates.
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 pickup. Residents may take their garbage to Advanced Disposal, 2510 Engel Road, but a fee is charged at the landfill.
Garbage Cans must not be larger than 32 gallons in size, not to exceed three 32 gallon cans or equivalent per household. Larger cans or items not in cans or bags will not be picked up by the garbage crew. Placing garbage at the curb in plastic bags is acceptable.
Garbage is picked up once a week in each neighborhood.
Recycling general information
Recycling is collected on the same day as garbage, but every other week. 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 11 Recycling Calendar
Route 18 Recycling Calendar
Recycling Pick-up Guidelines: Click here
Recycling Cart Placement: Click here
If you need additional information about recycling call the City Garage at 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 Department does not provide refuse or recycling collection on City holidays.
The 2018 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.
For example, all residents of Monday's trash collection districts will have their refuse and recycling collected the Tuesday after a Monday holiday (as listed above).
Recycling items not collected by the City
Wisconsin Rapids Recyclers
Appliance Recyclers - includes refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, dehumidifiers, washer and dryers etc.
Electronic Recyclers - includes computers, televisions, and miscellaneous recyclers
Hazardous Materials - includes paints, household chemicals, automobile fluids etc.
Miscellaneous Items - includes cement, bricks, wood, roof shingles, construction material, household batteries, plastic grocery bags, fluorescent bulbs etc.
Tires, Batteries, Oil Recyclers
Other Recycling Options