Recycling collection in done on a bi-weekly basis and is provided to:
- Single Family residences
- Apartment buildings with four or less dwelling units
- Small businesses that generate no more than one 96-gallon refuse container per week
All recyclables must be placed into your recycle cart and placed at the curb on your designated day for collection. (Recycling Calendar)
Place your cart at the end of your driveway or on the grass between the sidewalk and curb. The carts shall be 3 feet apart from each other and at least 3 feet away from any post, mailbox, street light, or other object.
Carts shall face the road as indicated by the arrow on the cart (handles toward the house)
The Village is paying for a fully automated collection system, which means that the driver should not have to get out of the truck to complete the collection. There is a mechanical arm that reaches out from the side of the truck, grabs the cart, dumps it, and then returns the cart to the curb. This is why it is so important to have your carts out correctly.
- Glass - bottles and jars (all colors)
- No windows, mirrors, Pyrex, or drinking glasses
- Aluminum, tin, and steel cans
- No aluminum foil or food trays
- Plastic containers
- All bottles and rigid containers labled 1 thru 7
- Newspapers and cardboard
- This includes newspapers, magazines, phone books, junk mail and envelopes
- Corrugated cardboard or paperboard including cereal boxes, kleenex boxes, egg cartons
Wisconsin Requires Recycling of Electronics - Effective September 1, 2010
Where can these items be recycled?
Best Buy: 1070 North Port Washington Road, Grafton. Electronics and televisions 31 inches or smaller. There is no charge for this service.
Milwaukee PC: 10914 North Port Washington Road, Mequon. Only allows drop off of desktop computers, printers, monitors and laptops. There is no charge for this service.
Veolia Environmental Services: 1275 Minerals Springs Drive, Port Washington. The service is free to Port Washington residents. Non-residents will be charged $0.10 per pound.
Village of Grafton-Department of Public Works: Free to Village residents only. We can accept all computer related items, as well as VCRs and DVD players. We cannot accept television.
Town of Cedarburg Recycling Center: 1293 Washington Avenue. Available to town residents only.
You can find Wisconsin DNR links to all updated lists at: E-Cycle Wisconsin webpages.
Due to the curbside brush collection service, the Village has a surplus of woodchips.
Residents can pick up woodchips at the residential yard waste site, 2266 Lakefield Road. You need to bring a container and a pitch fork or shovel. The Village will deliver woodchips, however the Woodchip Agreement
needs to be completed and sent to the Public Works Department.
Please note that if woodchips are delivered, a resident must accept a full truck load (approximately 10 yards) and the Village will not come back to pick up any unused woodchips.
A yard access card will be required to obtain access to the yard. The card can be purchased at the Municipal Services Facility, 675 North Green Bay Road. The initial cost of the access card is $25 and the annual renewal costs is $20.
To learn about the Grafton Go Green Program, please visit Go Green