Garbage & Recycling

Garbage pick up is a contracted service provided by Johns Disposal Services. 

Garbage Pick Up

Garbage pick up is every Wednesday. Schedules may be adjusted due to holidays. Recyclables are picked up on alternating Wednesdays based upon locations east or west of Jefferson Street as indicated on the Garbage & Recycling Calendar Schedule.

Bulk Item Collection

If you have large items such as furniture or appliances, contact Johns Disposal for a special pick-up. A minimal fee may be charged. Dumpsters are also available for construction or other large projects for a fee. 

Large Item Drop Off

Twice a year Johns Disposal will be on site at the DPW building (801 Ela Ave) to accept large items that cannot be placed curbside for regular pick-up. This is residential collection only, open to village residents who must show driver’s license with current address. Residents are restricted to one pick-up load of drop off items.

Accepted items: 

 ~ Furniture - couches, chairs, tables

 ~ Mattresses & box springs

 ~ Construction materials (contained in 32-gallon trash containers)

Not accepted:

 ~ Bulk metal (appliances, recyclables)

 ~ Appliances containing Freon

 ~Tires   ~ Batteries   ~ Motor Oil

 ~ Electronics (TVs, computers, etc.)

 ~ Yard Waste 

 ~ Hazardous/toxic materials

 ~ Wet paint (full or partial containers)

Hazardous Waste

Please refer to the “Resource Reference Guide” for disposal information. This guide is located on the village’s website. Hard copies are available at Village Hall, DPW, and in the informational packet that will be provided when your carts are delivered.

Clean Sweep

Annual event held in Burlington for the free household hazardous waste, electronics & appliance disposal. 


See Johns Disposal program for more information. If you have questions or concerns regarding curbside pickup, please call Johns Disposal Service at 888-473-4701. Other questions may be directed to the Village 262-534-3980, ext. 229 or Department of Public at ext.553

Contact Us

  1. Recycling & Garbage 

    Johns Disposal Service, Inc - Contracted provider
    PO Box 329
    Whitewater, WI 53190

    Ph: 262-473-4700
    Ph: 888-473-4701 (Alternate)