Garbage & Recycling
- Garbage & Recycling Schedule
- Yard Waste & Brush Collection
- Bulk Item Drop Off & Clean Sweep
- Misc. Disposal & Recycling
The Village contracts for curbside collection of trash and recyclables.
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.
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 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.
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
Compost site: Opens April 1st at 8 am and will follow the posted dates and times for the rest of 2023 with the following rules (last day November 18th)
Alternating Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to noon. Collection days are expanded to every Saturday for October through November 18th. Dates are indicated with a leaf symbol, on the collection schedule.
- Must show proof of Village Residency
- Please obtain reusable containers or the disposable paper bags for compost to help speed up the process
- Each person must be able to unload the compost that is in their vehicle
- Please unload and exit in a speedy process
- No branches will be allowed. The compost site is for green leafy plants and grass only
- Tied bags containing yard waste will not be returned.
Our drop off site:
801 Ela Ave.
In the Industrial Park , by the Water Tower
Weather permitting, limbs from residential yard work are collected and chipped on Monday of the same week that recyclables are picked up.
Limbs must be neatly stacked in piles with cut ends facing the curb. At no time can the brush piles obstruct the sidewalk. Piles may be stacked on either side of the sidewalk.
In order to be efficient, the time limit per stop will not exceed 15 minutes. Stack properly and plan your trimming accordingly. For more efficiency, provide walking space around each pile to allow crews to maneuver easily and chip as much as possible at each stop.
Leaves and grass clippings will not be picked up and should not be raked into the street. Yard waste in cans or barrels will not be chipped or collected. These should be brought to the drop-off site.
Open burning of leaves brush, clean wood and other vegetative debris is allowed from noon - 7:00 pm. with the exception of grass clippings which must be recycled. Grass clippings may be brought to Yard Waste Drop Off.
Open burn fires must be tended and conducted in a safe and nuisance-free manner when wind and weather conditions minimize adverse effects and do not create a health hazard or visibility hazard on roadways.
Large Item Drop Off Day
Twice a year (April & September) Village residents can bring beds, couches, toilets, desks, bikes, swing sets, plastic cars, chairs, shelves cabinets, coffee tables, scrap wood, hot tubs (cut up), canoes and any other large physical Item that is not hazardous or a liquid.
Must show proof of address to operator.
Please Note: Appliances, Computers, TVs, tires and electronics are NOT accepted.
Large Item Drop Off Days are marked as *date* on the Garbage & Recycling Calendar.
Drop Off Located at:
801 Ela Ave (under the watertower)
8 am - Noon
Annual event held in Burlington each year for free household hazardous waste, electronics and appliance disposal. CLEAN SWEEP INFORMATION
Medications can be disposed on special collection days. Refer to the Garbage and Recycling Calendar for local collections.
Medication can also be deposited at the
Town of Waterford Medication Drop Box
415 N. Milwaukee Street
E-Cycle Wisconsin Program
The Village of Waterford participates in the E-Cycle Wisconsin program. Wisconsin's electronics recycling law, effective September 2010, bans the items listed below from Wisconsin landfills and incinerators. It also establishes a statewide recycling program administered by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, which puts in place a system to collect and recycle discarded electronics. Consumer electronics such as televisions, printers, computers and monitors, VCRs, mice and keyboards, and cell phone, along with computer accessories such as flash drives and modems are covered under E-Cycle Wisconsin. Complete list of items banned from landfills and incinerator disposal.
Other Hazardous Items
Other items to recycle or dispose of properly include paints, household chemicals, tires, oil, batteries, etc. The Recycling Resource Guide lists resources in the greater Waterford area. Household medical sharps such as lancets and syringes used for diabetic care must be disposed of properly. Guide to proper disposal sharps. Sharps collection sites by county.