Garbage is collected weekly: Monday-Thursday
Recycling is collected every-other-week: Monday-Thursday

Garbage/Recycling Pick-Up Guidelines

  • Garbage/recycling carts must be at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on your collection day, but no sooner than 6:00 p.m. the day before.
  • Keep carts at least four (4) feet apart and four (4) feet from any fixed structure (mailbox, trees, cars, utility poles, etc.).
  • Remove carts from the curb by midnight on your collection day.
  • When not at the curb, carts may not be stored in front of any building, house, or garage visible from the street.


  • Residents must use the gray cart for garbage. Such cart must be obtained from the Village.

  • Garbage must be bagged and must fit in the container so as to allow the lid to close.

  • Large garbage items are collected during the scheduled Bulk Pick-Up Weeks. Learn more.


  • Residents may use either the blue or green carts for recycling. Such carts must be obtained from the Village.

  • Commingled recyclables must be placed loosely in the recycling container and must fit in the container so as to allow the lid to close.

  • Do not put plastic bags in the recycling cart.

3 Steps for More Efficient Recycling Collection

Damaged Garbage/Recycling Carts

It is the responsibility of the property owner to replace damaged carts by purchasing a new one from the Village.

Carts were originally purchased by the Village for each residential property in 2004. They have exceeded their life expectancy and after years of regular use, frigid temperatures and harsh sunlight, the carts are beginning to break down. Going forward, it is the responsibility of the property owner to purchase a new one from the Village.

The cost of a new bin is $70.00 each. They can be purchased here or in person at Village Hall. Once paid for, they will be delivered to you.

Brown County Port & Resource Recovery Department

Village garbage and recyclables are hauled and disposed of at Brown County Transfer Stations (Recycling and Refuse).

Brown County currently operates a Single Stream Recycling Transfer Facility that transfers paper and commingled containers for county residents, business, and municipalities to the Tri-County Material Recovery Facility. The Solid Waste Transfer Station on West Mason Street currently transfers waste to the Brown County South Landfill as part of a three-county waste disposal agreement.

The Village is billed for the disposal of solid waste through a low-cost long-term Solid Waste Management Agreement with Brown County.

Is This Recyclable?

Betterbin and the Waste Wizard are online recycling resources provided by Tri-County Recycling. They take the guesswork out of recycling by providing a local search engine to determine if and how an item is recycled in Brown County.

Non-Collectible Items

Residents may bring non-collectible items to the following locations:

Brown County Waste Transfer Station

  • Appliances
  • Gas Powered Equipment
  • Tires
  • Construction Debris
  • Gas/Charcoal Grills
  • Exercise Equipment

Brown County Recycling Transfer Station

  • Cardboard

  • Excess Recyclables

Brown County Hazardous Material Recycling

  • Electronics

  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs

  • Car Batteries

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