Recycling Collection Information

Beginning in December of 2008, the Village conducted an experiment by picking up recycled material using a single stream comingled process. This experiment demonstrated the ability for DPW to pick up additional recyclable material, while lowering the capital cost of a new recycling truck and lowering the cost for disposal.

Recycled material is collected using a single compartment truck and does not require residents to separate their recyclable material. This material is then transported to a transfer center in Germantown owned by Veolia Environmental Services where it is separated and shipped for processing. As part of the 2009 budget, a new recycling truck has been purchased that will be operational in the fall that will help meet the demand of these new procedures.

State and local laws require everyone in Wisconsin to recycle. Please visit the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Website for more information. Based on these laws set by the State of Wisconsin, the Garbage and Recycling Collectors may leave a notice that you need to recycle or that they are unable to accept something as recycling. Do not place acceptable recycling items in plastic bags. Please review the list below regarding proper recycling procedures and materials.

Collection Schedule

Please follow this link to view the recycling collection schedule for your home.

Paper Products

Paper products can be included within the recycling container mixed with all other recycled material. Corrugated boxes should be flattened and cut to a 2 feet x 2 feet size, and can be bundled in a stack placed next to the container or included in the collection container. Additionally, paper products can be put into a brown paper bag and placed on top of or inside your recycling container. Please remove plastic food liners from boxes.

The following paper products are acceptable:
  • Newspaper and Inserts
  • Magazines and Books
  • Junk Mail and Envelopes
  • Phone Books and Catalogs
  • Office Paper (any color)
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Paper Grocery Bag
The following paper products are not acceptable:
  • Tissue Products and Paper Toweling
  • Frozen Food Boxes
  • Dairy Carton Boxes
  • Paper Contaminated with Food Residue or Other Debris
  • Pizza Boxes or Carryout Food Wrappers

Glass Materials

Recycle clear, green, brown, and/or tinted glass. Please rinse out and remove lids and caps. It is not necessary to remove paper labels.

The following glass materials are acceptable:
  • Any color glass bottles, jug's, or jars
  • Glass Beverage and Glass Food Containers
The following glass materials are not acceptable:
  • Ceramic Items (dishes, vases, cups)
  • Drinking Glasses or Crystal
  • Light Bulbs
  • Window or Auto Glass

Plastic Materials

Please rinse and remove lids and caps. It is not necessary to remove paper labels. As long as the material falls under the acceptable category, plastic with numbers 1 - 7 may be recycled.

The following plastic materials are acceptable:
  • Soda Bottles
  • Milk and Water Jugs
  • Laundry Bottles
  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Lotion and Cosmetic Bottles
The following plastic materials are not acceptable:
  • Motor Oil and Antifreeze Bottles
  • Styrofoam or Microwave Containers
  • Plastic Bags Including Grocery Bags
  • Medical Supplies
  • Plastic Toys, Flower Pots, Garden Plastics
  • Pesticide or Herbicide Containers

Metal Materials

Please rinse all cans. It is not necessary to remove paper labels.

The following metal materials are acceptable:
  • All Aluminum Cans
  • All Steel or Bi-Metal Cans
The following metal materials are not acceptable:
  • Aluminum Foil and Pie Tins
  • Paint Cans and Aerosol Cans
  • Car Parts, Nails, and Screws
  • Pots and Pans
  • Gasoline Cans and Scrap Metal
Please use paper bag containers or boxes for extra recycling. Contact the Public Works Department at 414-967-5128 on the availability of an additional container.

All items that are not acceptable should be placed in the garbage.