- Public Works / Engineering
- Curbside Recycling
Recycling collection is 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 the cart must be placed at the curb on your designated day for collection.
Recyclables SHOULD NOT be bagged. Paper may be placed in paper bags. PLASTIC BAGS OF ANY TYPE SHOULD NOT BE PLACED IN YOUR RECYLCLING BIN. However, plastic bags ARE recyclable. Drop them off at most local grocery stores.
If you are an avid recycler and have more recyclables than what fit into one cart on a regular basis, you may request an additional recycling cart for no additional charge. Call the Public Works Department, (262) 375-5325, to make the request.
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.
Not all materials that are marked as "recyclable" can be recycled in your curbside container. Please see the list below for acceptable items. If an item is not listed and you are in doubt - the guidance is to throw it out.
- 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 labeled 1 thru 7
- Newspapers and cardboard
- This includes newspapers, magazines, phone books, junk mail and envelopes
- Corrugated cardboard or paperboard including cereal boxes, tissue boxes, egg cartons
- Click Here for a 2-page summary from Waste Management of what is and is not recyclableAccepted Materials Accepted Materials Accepted Materials
Too Valuable to Waste: A six minute video illustrating how paper, plastics and other recyclables are changed into brand new products once they leave the curb - all while creating thousands of good jobs!
The Recycling Cycle: A video illustrating how your waste is recycled.