Garbage & Recycling


GARBAGE AND RECYCLING:

  • Picked up every Thursday
  • Recycling picked up every other Thursday
  • If collection day falls on a holiday, collection service will take place on the next business day following the holiday
  • BULK PICKUP WILL BE SEPTEMBER 16, 2021.

Residents experiencing any service problems should contact:
Waste Management at 1-866-909-4458​ or 608-355-6309

S2439 County Road BD (Old Hwy 12)
Horicon, WI

Waste Management Website

All solid waste must be placed curbside in contractor provided carts by 7:00 am on scheduled collection day no sooner than 24 hours prior to that day. Emptied carts must be removed within 24 hours after collection day.

Carts must face the street as indicated by arrow on the cart. The cart must be fully accessible and cannot be blocked by parked vehicles. 

No solid waste (including yard waste) generated from outside the city of Juneau is allowed to be brought into the city. Violators are subject to prosecution and fines.

BASIC SOLID WASTE RULES:


A.     Garbage and Animal Waste- Animal wastes shall be  placed in a SEALED plastic bag and then placed in cart.
B.     Construction Waste
  1. Material generated from residents performing their own work will be collected provided such materials are able to be placed in the cart
            and do not prevent the lid from being substantially closed.
  2. Materials NOT collected include, but are not limited to, rough metals, rain gutters or spouts, concrete, rocks and bricks, etc.
3. NO construction waste of any kind will be collected as a result of contractors performing the work.

C.     Bulk Waste -Items such as furniture, rolled carpeting (8 ft max length), whole fixtures such as wood windows, non-metal doors, wood fence
          sections and steps will be collected curbside provided they can be handled by two persons without risk of injury. If materials are broken
          down into small pieces, they will be considered construction material and must be in the cart collected weekly. No bundled or loose piles
          of building materials are allowed. Bulk waste will also be accepted at the city dumpster at the City Garage, 555 S. Mill St, during     
         certain days and times.
  NO
tires are collected curbside.
  NO white goods or other metals will be collected curbside. White goods and metals include stoves, dishwashers, water heaters,
    furnaces, boilers, humidifiers, garbage compactors, washers and dryers, bedsprings, sheet metal, pipe, etc.
  NO lead acid batteries are collected.
  NO waste engine oil collected curbside.
  NO engine anti-freeze will be collected.
  Fruits and vegetables, including pumpkins, are considered garbage and must be containerized in collection cart, and not placed
  in a loose manner for collection.     

D.   Paint -Cans must have covers removed and paint in a dry or hardened state and placed in cart.

 

                                                          

BULK PICKUP WILL BE THE THIRD THURSDAY IN SEPTEMBER   

                                                                                              
                                                                                                         RULES VIOLATIONS NOTICE
    Crews will RED tag violations of the above rules. Residents MUST remove the tagged material from curbside within 24 hours and correct the
                                                                                                violation before the next collection day


DUMPSTER AT CITY GARAGE (located at 555 S. Mill St):


Hours are: 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month -8:00 am until dumpsters are FULL/12:00 pm (all year)
2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month - 3:00 pm untIl dumpsters are FULL/5:00 pm (Apr-Oct)
CLOSED ON ALL HOLIDAY WEEKENDS
RESIDENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW PROOF OF RESIDENCY WHEN DROPPING OFF ITEMS AT THE CITY DUMPSTER!!!
Items accepted:       Large items only- Old furniture, old pieces of carpet. Recyclable metals such as stoves and water heaters are accepted.                                          There is a recycling dumpster that accepts paper and cardboard only.
            TIRES are also accepted, but a fee of $5.00 per tire will be charged. Residents can prepay this fee at City Hall before
            dropping the tires off at the dumpster. They will then be given a receipt of proof of payment, which must then be shown
        to the attendant at the dumpster when dropping off the tires. If a resident does  not prepay the fee, a "Tire Recycling Fee"
          form will be completed by the attendant at the dumpster showing the fee due. This fee must be paid at City Hall within 7
          days, or the City will invoice the resident and add a 4.5% administrative fee.
Items not accepted: Includes waste materials from remodeling projects and any appliance that contains freon. These appliances include 
                                     refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers. 
OPTIONS FOR DISPOSAL OF REFRIGERATORS, ETC.
If it works, find someone who wants it. A thrift store or charity may offer pickup services. 
Ask retailer to remove and recycle it when you buy a new one.
Call a scrap metal retailer or a local salvage company.
MOTOR OIL
Drain oil from vehicle. Put in a covered container that is clean or has been used only for motor oil. Take to city collection tank at the City Garage.
Oil will be accepted during city dumpster hours. Oil will also be accepted during normal hours of operation. Operation hours of the City Garage
are 6:30 am to 3:00 pm.
VEHICLE BATTERIES
Lead-acid vehicle batteries contain highly corrosive sulfuric acid that burns skin and puts holes in clothing and most everything else.
Check fluid cell caps (on top of battery); be sure they are tightly sealed, Identify terminals. On some batteries, the terminals stick up on top. Other
batteries have terminals that are recessed, one on each side. Remove cautiously. Avoid touching both terminals at the same time. Place on thick
leak-proof plastic. Even concrete needs protection. Take to retailer. State law requires retailers of lead-acid vehicle batteries to accept up to 2 used batteries per day at no charge from anyone who purchases a battery from them or for a small fee from anyone else. Do not put in areas accessible to children and pets. Do not allow to freeze, crack, and leak sulfuric acid. If battery fluid leaks or spills, neutralize it immediately with baking soda or lime.
YARD WASTE
A spreader is located on the west side of the City Garage and is always open. The leaf site is located at the end of Industrial Road and is also
always open.
Compost Materials Accepted:
Small plant roots such as flower and garden plant roots. Organic yard waste such as grass clippings, leaves, garden plants, flowering
plants, and straw.
        Compost materials must be emptied into the spreader or on the leaf site and garbage bags to be taken home. DO NOT LEAVE YARD WASTE 
        IN GARBGE BAGS!!!

FOR DISPOSAL OF REMODELING PROJECT WASTES:
Call a local solid waste contractor to get a dumpster. Residents can call Waste Management at 1-866-909-4458 or google for other solid waste contractors. A permit application for the dumpster must be obtained at City Hall prior to the dumpster being delivered.
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CURBSIDE BRUSH PICK UP:


Brush pickup will be the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. Brush pickup will be delayed from November 1st to April 15th. In the exception of Christmas trees. Christmas trees must be free of lights, ornaments, screws and nails.
DO NOT TAKE BRUSH TO SPREADER.
IF YOU TAKE BRUSH TO THE LEAF SITE, MAKE SURE IT GOES ON THE BRUSH PILE.

MAKE SURE YARD WASTE MAKES IT ON THE COMPOST PILE.
COMPOST:
Compost is an organic matter recycled nature's way. The finished product is a crumbly humus, a soil building substance rich in all the basic
nutrients essential to plants.
  • Pile organics -leaves, grass clippings, small sticks, wood chips, kitchen vegetable scraps, coffee grounds -as they accumulate.
  • Water to keep pile as moist as a wrung-out sponge.
  • Turn outside materials to center every 5 or 6 weeks.
  • Remove humus as you turn. Full decomposition takes about 18 months.
  • Do not compost weeds, because this method will not et them hot enough to destroy seeds.
  • Do not compost: meat, bones, fat, dairy products, oils, whole branches and logs, diseased plants, treated wood, human or pet wastes,          or ashes from burning anything other than unpainted, untreated wood. Keep pine needles out of the compost pile; they are very slow          to decompose.
  • How to use finished compost: Toss thinly on the lawn. Spread 3-6 inches thick and then till into planting beds or into the yard before              seeding. Spread 1 inch thick on the soil under flowers, shrubs, and trees.

RECYLING:

All Recycling items listed in the "Garbage and Recycling Notice" above in the link, will be collected every other week, and include:
Glass, aluminum, tin and steel cans, plastics, cardboard, paper, and magazines
which shall be mixed together in contractor provided recycling cart ONLY.
All other materials shall be placed in the non-recyclable (garbage) cart ONLY. If you have any questions, please call the Cities Contractor, 
Waste Management 1-866-909-4458