On Half a Tank of Gas - October 13-15, 2017

The Swiss Institute and Kunsthaus Glarus are thrilled to present a village-wide contemporary art exhibition featuring artworks and performances by a number of artists from Switzerland, Wisconsin and elsewhere.  The events will take place at various location in the Village of New Glarus, including the Chalet of the Golden Fleece Museum on October 13-15, 2017.  Click HERE to view the news release for information and schedule of events. 

U.S. Small Business Administration Low-Interest Disaster Loans

Green County Emergency Management has been recently notified that Green County has be included in a disaster declaration for businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and flooding on July 19-31, 2017.  What this means for those affected is that they can apply for low-interest disaster loans from SBA.  The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is November 14, 2017. The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 15, 2018.  See documents below for more information regarding the disaster loans:

            •    Green County SBA Award Notice

            •    SBA Loan Fact Sheet

Automated Garbage Carts


Automated garbage carts are coming!  Due to cost efficiencies, the Village will switch from our current provider, Advanced Disposal, to Pellitteri Waste System, starting in 2018.  With this change, the Village will switch to automated pick-up of the trash in addition to the automated recycling.  Pelletteri will be mailing information on the changes to trash and recycling pickup for 2018 to all residents in the next week. 

Carts are available in three (3) sizes (35-gallon, 65-gallon and 95-gallon).  Sample carts are currently located outside Village Hall to assist you in determining which size best fits your needs.  Pellitteri will provide information on how to obtain a different size in their mailing.  New garbage carts will be delivered in late December.  Please direct any questions to Pellitteri Waste System at (608)257-4285 x311.

Notice of WI DOT Road Project - Hwy 39 (York Center to Durst Road)

The Village has received notice that the WI Department of Transportation (DOT) will be starting a road rehabilitation project on Hwy 39 in the adjacent area on or about October 5, 2017, with road milling to begin on October 11, 2017. The project will start on Hwy 39 at York Center Road in Hollandale and end at Durst Road near the Town of New Glarus/Village of New Glarus border. The project will include removing asphalt surface, repaving, pavement marking, and permanent signage. The project is not expected to have a direct impact on the Village of New Glarus. The project is expected to last until October 27, 2017. For additional details, please click HERE 

Brush Pick-Up

The final curbside brush pick-up has been completed for the season and will resume again in April, 2018.  Compost and yard waste will not be picked up curbside. The compost bunker is available at the Village Garage (93 1st Street) for the disposal of yard/garden waste.

Leaf Pick-Up

The Village will again be using the leaf vacuum and Public Works will begin picking up leaves (as weather permits) the week of October 16th and will continue to pick-up leaves through November 30, 2017.  Please rake only leaves into the gutter area for pick-up with the leaf vacuum.  Grass and branches cannot be vacuumed up.

Please note: Bagged leaves, compost, and yard waste will not be picked up.  No Burning of leaves will be permitted.


Halloween Trick or Treat Hours have been set for October 31st from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Village Award

The Village of New Glarus was recently awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association for the 2017 Budget document!


Refrigerator & Freezer Recycling

Focus on Energy is offering FREE refrigerator and freezer recycling and a $35 reward per appliance recycled (limit 2).  To qualify for the program, your units must be in working condition and must be 10 - 30 cubic feet in size (mini fridges are ineligible).  Schedule your FREE appliance pick up at Focusonenergy.com or at 1-800-354-1898.


New Glarus was established as a Swiss Colony in 1845 and incorporated as a Village in 1901. The Village has retained its Swiss charm with Alpine-style architecture, ethnic festivals and Swiss delicacies. The Village is located in beautiful Green County in south central Wisconsin. We are just 28 miles south of Madison and 17 miles north of Monroe on State Highway 69.


  319 2nd Street
    PO Box 399
    New Glarus, WI 53574

(608) 527-2510

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed