Garbage & Recycling

E-Cycling, Tires, Appliances & Hazardous Waste Disposal

Read how and where to dispose of your hazardous materials.

Spring & Fall Cleanup & Brush Pick up

Clear out all your old stuff and brush pick up. Third Monday of April & October. Read the details of the program and what items are accepted. Cleanup Days

Trash / Recycling Collection

Find refuse and recycling information.

Yard Waste & Composting Sites

Save mother nature and dispose of your yard waste. Yard Waste refers to all non-woody vegetation, including grass clippings, leaves, and other yard waste. Yard waste can be delivered to the compost site located at the recycling center during recycling center hours (Wednesday, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. or Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.) Please plan your home projects accordingly. After-hours drop off is prohibited and is subject to a fine. Diverting this material from the landfill is something our communities can be proud of. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. If you have questions you may call the Village Hall at 938-4383.

Leaf Collection

Controlled burning of dry leaves and other non-offensive dry yard debris during the periods of April 1 through May 31, and October 1 through November 30 of each year, between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., except Sundays when such burning is prohibited, provided, however, that such burning is: a. Monitored by a responsible person until the fire has extinguished itself completely; b. Conducted on days when excessive wind or atmospheric conditions will not result in danger to public health or safety; c. Located off the public street pavement or street gutter; d. Located at least thirty (30) feet from any neighboring residence; e. Not used for covert incineration of offensive substances or materials

ALTERNATIVES TO RAKING LEAVES:

    • Mulch your leaves into your lawn by running your lawn mower over the leaves so that it chops them up and disperses them. The smaller leaf pieces will fall in between the blades of grass and decompose, releasing nutrients to feed your lawn.
    • Pile up the leaves and then chop them up with your lawn mower.  Then use the leaves for mulch around your shrubs, piling it 4 to 6 inches deep to help control grass and weeds.
    • Use the chopped leaves to cover perennials and roses after the ground freezes. This helps keep the ground from thawing and refreezing in early spring, which often damages perennials.
    • Use your chopped leaves for compost by stacking them in alternating layers with grass clippings, kitchen waste, and a little bit of soil. Spread finished compost in the spring around perennials and shrubs and in your annual flower and vegetable gardens.
    • If you don’t want a compost pile, till chopped leaves right into the soil of your flower and vegetable gardens now. It will start to break down and add valuable organic matter.

 

            Source: Diana Alfuth, horticulture educator, UW-Extension

Leaves may also be taken to the compost site. If you have any questions about leaf collection, please call the Village Hall at (608) 938-4383.