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in the Village of Grafton, trash is collected weekly, Monday - Thursday. On the day of collection, trash carts should be placed out for pick up by 6:30 am. To determine the trash collection day, please see the collection map.
Recycling is collected the same day of the week as trash. However, recycling is collected every other week. This Recycling calendar will help you keep track of recycling weeks.
Follow us on Facebook or sign up for Public Works News Announcements learn about pick up delays. If your items were not collected as expected, you may contact Public Works (262) 375-5325 or email and we will contact Waste Management on your behalf.
This is one of the most common questions. Mattresses are large and if the company you've purchased a new mattress from does not haul the old one away, what can you do with it. The Village of Grafton does not pick up or routinely offer a location for drop-offs of mattresses.
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Every year, our team of men and women answer around 2,000 calls for help in the community. We routinely train on many aspects of our profession including firefighting, EMS, swiftwater rescue, ice rescue, rope rescue, extrication, hazmat and much more. For more information on joining, follow the link below and fill out the interest form*.
*Please note, this is not an application. This form is simply an expression of interest in more information and one of our officers will contact you.
The first step in becoming a paid-on-call member of our organization is contacting the department and letting us know that you are interested (see the question below for the link). After that, we will bring you in for a brief interview and explain our expectations and training requirements. If all parties involved feel that you will be a good fit and you are willing to move forward, you will fill out an application.
Initial training to become a Firefighter takes approximately four months (140 hours). You will attend classes at MATC two nights a week (sometimes 3 nights) for an entire semester. At the conclusion of the class, you will take a state written exam and practical skills test. Following successful completion of the state exams, additional and continuing education will be provide through the fire department.
To become an EMT, you will attend classes at MATC two nights a week (sometimes 3 nights) for an entire semester (160 hours total). At the conclusion of the class, you will take the National Registry written exam and practical skills test in order to receive a state license to practice. Following successful completion of the exams and licensing, additional and continuing education will be provide through the fire department and our partnership with Aurora Medical Center.
The Grafton Fire Department uses a combination staffing model to ensure that members are regularly available to respond to emergency calls. Here are the general staffing levels:
As Grafton and surrounding areas have continued to grow, our call volume has significantly increased. In 2021, the Grafton Fire Department responded to over 2,000 emergency calls (approximately 6 calls per day). For comparison, the department responded to just over 1,000 calls in 2014.
I LIVE IN THE VILLAGE OF GRAFTON- Open burning and bonfires are prohibited within the Village limits. Portable fire pits and grills are allowed under certain conditions. To view the conditions, please follow this link to the Village of Grafton Burning ordinance: https://ecode360.com/35126571
I LIVE IN THE TOWN OF GRAFTON- Open burning and bonfires are allowed within the Town of Grafton. Responsible burning in compliance with Wisconsin statute is required. The "Can I Burn?" online tool from the WI DNR can assist you in determining whether your planned burn is allowed. The tool can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/29W9VYS
Additional responsible burning info can be found here: https://townofgraftonwi.gov/burning/
If you still have questions, please contact our department and we will be happy to assist.
From I-43: Take Grafton exit #92. Go west on Hwy 60. After crossing the river turn left (south) on 13th Avenue. Go 3 blocks, follow bend in road until 4 way stop. Library (and parking) are located on the corner.
From Cedarburg: Follow Columbia Road, which turns into Wisconsin Avenue. Go past McDonald’s and Little Caesar’s Pizza and turn right (east) onto Broad Street. Go one block. Library is across from the tennis courts. Parking is available in the rear of the building.
If you are under 18 years of age a parent/guardian will need to sign the registration form. Children 5 years old or older may get their own card.
Libraries included are:
U.S.S. Liberty Memorial Public Library1620 11th Avenue Grafton, WI 53024262-375-5315—————————————————Cedarburg Public LibraryW63 N583 Hanover AvenueCedarburg, WI 53012262-375-7640—————————————————Oscar Grady Public Library151 South Main StreetSaukville, WI 53080262-284-6022—————————————————Frank L. Weyenberg Library of Mequon Thiensville11345 N. Cedarburg RoadThiensville, WI 53092262-242-2593—————————————————W. J. Niederkorn Library (Port Washington)316 West Grand StreetPort Washington, WI 53074262-284-5031—————————————————BookmobileCall for Bookmobile Schedule920-208-4900 ext. 315—————————————————Cedar Grove Public Library131 Van AltenaCedar Grove, WI 53013920-668-6834—————————————————Elkhart Lake Public Library40 Pine StreetElkhart Lake, WI 53020920-876-2554—————————————————Kohler Public Library333 Upper RoadKohler, WI 53044920-459-2923—————————————————Mead Public Library (Sheboygan)710 North 8th StreetSheboygan, WI 53081920-459-3400—————————————————Oostburg Public Library213 North Eighth StreetOostburg, WI 53070920-564-2934—————————————————Plymouth Public Library130 Division StreetPlymouth, WI 53073920-892-4418—————————————————Lakeview Community Library (Random Lake)112 Butler StreetRandom Lake, WI 53075920-994-4825—————————————————Sheboygan Falls Memorial Library330 Buffalo StreetSheboygan Falls, WI 53085920-467-7906
The Parks and Recreation Department always welcomes your ideas and suggestions for new programs and/or ideas and suggestions to existing programming. Please email us at email@example.com at any time. We’d love to hear from you!
Please click the link below to register online, or you may register in person at 675 N. Green Bay Road, Grafton. ( We are located next to the Grafton Family Aquatic Center.)
Grafton Parks and Recreation Online Registration Link
The Parks and Recreation Department offers Open Gym at Kennedy Elementary School in the spring. This offers children and adults the opportunity to 'drop in' whenever they choose during that time frame. Check our fall/winter/spring activity guide for more information. The Department also offers adult women's , co-ed, and men's volleyball leagues that begin in the fall.
The Parks and Recreation Department, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association, offers discounted tickets to residents and neighbors for various attractions in Wisconsin. The Department offers tickets to many attractions in the Wisconsin Dells area (Mt. Olympus Theme and Water Park, Noah's Ark, and Pirates Cove Adventure Golf), as well as, the Milwaukee County Zoo. Tickets are available for purchase at the Parks and Recreation Department mid-May through the September 1. A complete listing of ticket prices is available in the Department’s summer activity guide, or you may call the Department to inquire about a particular attraction.
Refunds will be allowed 2 days prior to the start of a program. An administrative charge of $10.00 will be assessed for refunds meeting this criteria. To avoid the administrative fee, you may apply the refund as a credit to your account to be used towards a future registration.
Illness and/or injury refunds are allowed after the start and before completion of 50% of a program. Fifty percent of the program will be assessed as an administrative charge for refunds meeting these criteria. Refunds are not allowed after completion of 50% of a program.
Refunds will not be allowed after completion of 50% of a program. Full refunds will be given for Department cancelled programs such as insufficient registration for a particular class. Prorated credit toward future registrations will be given for Department-cancelled program dates.
The Parks and Recreation Department urges you to call prior to the start of any program your child may not be able to attend. This allows the Department to fill any vacancies with children that may have been placed on a waiting list.
Payment can be made online at https://client.pointandpay.net/web/MidMoraineMunicipalCourt or directly to the Mid-Moraine Municipal Court office located at 962 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, WI 53095.
The municipal court number is 262-334-5700.
Regular Office Hours are Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For after hours emergency assistance, please contact the Grafton Police Department (262) 375-5320. The Police Department will dispatch the appropriate Utility Operator to respond.
Be sure to provide the Police Department with information regarding address, phone number, and nature of emergency.
The typical residential customer or household uses an average 18,000 gallons of water per quarter. For this volume, the average water and wastewater billing in 2019 amounts to approximately $248.90 per quarter.
Payments can be made by U.S. Mail to the Grafton Water Utility, 860 Badger Circle – Grafton, WI 53024; payments can also be made in person at any of the available pay stations. In addition, an ‘after hours’ drop box is located in the Village Hall parking lot to the right. Customers can also arrange to be set up as an automatic bank payment customer wherein bank payment of the utility bill is made automatically each quarter. The Water Utility will also accept credit card payment of bills (MasterCard and Discover Card only). Credit card payments must be made in person and are only accepted at the Utility Office. A service fee is applied.
All water customers are billed quarterly ‘flat charges’ or fixed fees based upon the size of your water meter. These charges are the same each quarter regardless of the volume of water used. For the typical residential customer with a 5/8 inch meter the current water flat charges are $20.86 per quarter and the sewer flat charges are $63.00 per quarter. These charges are generally customer related and include account administrative fees and metering related costs. Another fixed charge on the typical water bill is identified as a “PFP” charge or ‘public fire protection’ cost of service. The PFP charge is also based upon the meter size and currently amounts to $10.10 per quarter for the typical residential customer. The PFP charge is one that covers the Utility’s cost to provide fire hydrants and oversized water mains necessary for public fire protection services.
For online payment options, or to set up automatic payments please click on the Payment Information tab.
Pay stations include the following locations:
Please note that other than the Utility Office, no pay stations will accept payment of utility bills after the 20th day of month following the billing date.
Scheduled sprinkling should be performed in accordance with the 'odd-even' rule. Customers with odd-numbered addresses should sprinkle on odd-numbered days. Customers with even-numbered addresses should sprinkle on even-numbered days. To determine the 'odd-even' designation, use the last digit in the property address.
If you experience a back-up of sewage into your basement, your first step should be to stop using water and then immediately contact the Water & Wastewater Utility at 375-5330. Utility personnel are available Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM and can also be dispatched during off hours and on weekends. Utility personnel will typically determine the general location of the problem and what corrective efforts are required. If a sewer obstruction is identified as being in the street/public sewer main, the Utility will quickly correct the situation. If the sewer obstruction is identified to be between the home and the sewer main connection, the customer or property owner will be advised of his/her responsibility for this matter. In this case it typically involves a need for sewer lateral maintenance or repair.
The Water Utility samples and tests its water diligently in accordance with ‘safe drinking water standards’ and testing frequencies mandated by the U.S. EPA and the Wisconsin DNR. Each year, the results are compiled and the drinking water compliance status is formally reported as a consumer confidence report entitled “Annual Drinking Water Quality Report”. This report is available at all Village buildings and is posted on the this web site. In the event of an acute drinking water violation or occurrence, this would be addressed immediately with customer notification and instructive information.
1. The Village of Grafton water supply is characterized as a “very hard” water. Chemically speaking, this means it contains high levels of calcium carbonate. During the heating process, calcium carbonate will normally ‘precipitate out’ from water and cause a scale build-up that adheres to surface. Grafton adds a polyphosphate chemical to its water supply that normally inhibits the precipitation or ‘scaling’ process; however, as temperature rises (i.e. during the water heating process), the effectiveness of the polyphosphate chemical is reduced).
2. Coffee and/or tea contain a derivative called “tannin”. This is the ‘color’ which leaches out during the preparation process. When the polyphosphate chemical becomes less effective during the heating process and fails to condition the water hardness (prevent scaling), the tannin from the coffee or tea reacts as a substitute conditioner and in effect, forms the ‘oily film’ which becomes evident on the surface of your coffee or tea.