Garbage & Recycling

  1. Information
  2. Garbage & Recycling Schedule
  3. Yard Waste & Brush Collection
  4. Bulk Item Drop Off & Clean Sweep
  5. Misc. Disposal & Recycling

The Village contracts for curbside collection of trash and recyclables.

Recycling & Garbage 

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

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


Garbage Collection

Curbside pick up is every Wednesday. Trash should be on the curb by 6:00 AM. 

Holidays may delay pick up by a day. Refer to the Garbage & Recycling Calendar.

Recycle Pick-Up

Recycled items are collected on Wednesdays that alternate from East and east side of Jefferson Street and West and west side of Jefferson. Refer to calendar for shaded weeks that indicate recyclables schedule.

The garbage cart should be placed within 2 ft. of the street on one side of the driveway and the recycle cart should be placed within 2 ft. of the street on the other side of the driveway. Please keep 6 ft. of clearance between the carts and other objects, especially mailboxes, poles and vehicles.

Additional Carts:
Additional 48 gallon or 96 gallon carts are available through Johns Disposal Service at 1-888-473-4701 for an annual fee. Additional Recycling container is $67.80 annually / Additional Garbage container is $88.20 annually. Regardless of size.

Bulk Items:
Johns Disposal will collect large items such as: Appliances, Electronics (including televisions), Extra cans and bags of trash, Sofa, Mattress, Chair, rolled carpeting in 4’ lengths, Lawn mower, Motor oil, Antifreeze, Car batteries, Construction debris contained in cans & bags. Call Johns to schedule a special pickup and for pricing. ONLY ITEMS THAT FIT IN CART WILL BE COLLECTED. Items left on the curb may be cited for littering.


The following items can be placed in the green recycling cart: Please rinse the containers. Labels do not need to be removed.

  • Mixed Containers: Aluminum cans, clean aluminum foil, Tin cans, Steel cans, Aerosol cans, Empty/dried paint cans, Glass bottles/jars, Plastic containers marked #1-7, Milk cartons, juice boxes, soup cartons.
  • Mixed Paper: Newspaper, Magazines, Books, Mail, School/office paper, Brown corrugated cardboard, Gray chipboard (cereal & shoe boxes), Brown paper bags
  • Shredded paper:  Place in a clear plastic bag and then place bag in GREEN recycling cart

DO NOT PUT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IN THE RECYCLING CONTAINER: Styrofoam of any kind, Yard waste, Trash, Household hazardous waste, Construction materials, Electronics, Clothing