Garbage and Recycling
Recycling Refrigerators and Freezers
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 between 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.
Click the link below to view the Village Garbage/Recycling Newsletter.
Advanced Disposal Services collects residential garbage and recycling each Friday. All garbage and recycling containers and bundles shall be at the curb or near the street edge for collection by 7:00 a.m. on each Friday. Schedule changes will be posted on village website and published in the Post Messenger Recorder as the need arises.
Each household is allowed one (1) 32-gallon container of garbage weekly. Each additional bag or container must contain a pickup sticker. Stickers cost $2.00 each, and are available in packets of five (5) stickers at the Village Clerk's Office. Unlimited amounts of recycling are allowed provided that you have a recycling cart. A recycling cart may be ordered by contacting Advanced Disposal Services at 1-800-583-2510.
The dumpsters in various locations around the Village (including the garbage dumpster at the Village garage) are not for public dumping. Pursuant to Section 257-10 of the Municipal Code improper use of trash receptacles is prohibited. Additional garbage can be disposed of by purchasing stickers for additional bags at the Village Clerk's Office, or contacting Advanced Disposal Services for a special pickup
Unlimited amounts of recycling are allowed provided that you have a recycling cart. A recycling cart may be ordered by contacting Advanced Disposal Services at 1-800-583-2510.
As part of the Going Green initiative, the Village encourages residents to recycle and reuse whenever possible. The cost to the Village for dumping of garbage at the landfill increases each year. In 2010, the per ton cost was $41.20. In 2009, the Village had 440.47 tons of residential waste. This per ton cost is only a part of the Village's expense at the landfill. We also pay our proportionate share of the operational expenses along with each other member municipality.
Every item you are able to recycle or reuse is one less item going to the landfill. One of the best ways to dispose of your unwanted items is to hold a rummage sale and turn your trash into cash. Check with these organizations to see if they have use for your items:
- American Cancer Society Discovery Shop, (608) 829-1002
- Bethel Parish Shoppe, (608) 267-7780
- Easter Seal Society, (608) 267-7780
- Goodwill Industries, (608) 246-3150
- Oakwood Resale Shop, 608-230-4264
- St. Vincent DePaul Stores in Monroe: (608) 329-7837 and Madison: (608) 278-2920
- Green Haven Family Advocates in Monroe (608) 325-7711
Download a pdf below to read more about the many different ways of composting.
- Garbage to Gardens
- Home Composting - The Complete Composter
- Home Composting - Reap a Heap of Benefits
- Yard Care: Do Your Share
Brush: Brush and branches will be picked up curbside during the first week of each month from April through October. Please remember to leave your brush on your terrace the 1st day of the month to assure for pick-up within the 1st week of each month. Brush can also be dropped off at the wood-chip pile located behind the Village Garage, accessible from Second Street.
Yard Waste: The yard waste dumpster is available during the months of April through November for use at the Village Garage at 93 - 1st Street. Please remember to empty your bag into the dumpster, do not place bags in dumpster. YARD WASTE ONLY should be placed in this dumpster. Yard waste will not be picked up curbside.
Green County Landfill
The Green County Landfill is open the first Saturday morning of each month from April - October from 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in addition to their regular hours of 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. The landfill is located at W2002 CTH SS, Brodhead, WI. For more information, contact the Green County Landfill at (608) 897-8605.
- Clean Sweep Brochure: A hazardous waste disposal program for Green County residents, farmers and businesses.
Bulk Waste Items
Bulk waste items can be disposed of at anytime by calling Advanced Disposal Services at 1-800-583-2510 and arranging the pickup for a fee.
Items can also be hauled directly to the Green Count Landfill:
2017 SPRING CLEAN-UP: Spring Clean-up Day will be held on two non-consecutive Fridays with the Village being divided into two zones. Zone A will be picked up on Friday, May 5, 2017 and Zone B on Friday, May 19, 2017. Click HERE to view map of the two zones.
At this time the contractor WILL pick up furniture, and other items not considered being normal residential garbage, refuse or recyclables. This pick up DOES NOT include tires, e-waste (i.e. TVs, VCRs, computer equipment), medication, remodeling or construction materials.
If you have any questions, or your garbage is not picked up, please call Advanced Disposal at 800-583-2510.
Please contact the Village Clerk's Office at 527-3677 for pick-up of large appliances on this day (i.e. stoves, refrigerators, microwaves, etc.) as those will require the purchase of an appliance sticker. Large Appliances will only be picked-up on May 19, 2017 and must have sticker attached.
There is a drug collection drop box located in the lobby at Village Hall. It is available to the public for the purpose of disposing of unwanted or expired personal medications. You may do so anonymously at any time Village Hall is open. Please do not deposit any liquids, syringes or infectious waste into the drop box. The drop box was generously donated by the Monroe Clinic Foundation.
You may also contact the Green County Health Department for information on disposing medications and upcoming County medicine collection days at 608-328-9390.
For more information on the proper disposal of medicines and to locate a sharps collection site, go to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Internet site, http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/HealthWaste/.
E-Waste (Electronics Recycling)
In Wisconsin, it is illegal to throw away the following items considered E-Waste: computers (desktops, laptops and tablets); desktop printers (including those that scan, fax and/or copy); Computer monitors (includes e-readers and similar devices with screens of at least 7"); televisions; DVD players, VCRs and DVRs; cell phones; fax machines; computer mice and keyboards; computer accessories such as hard drives, speakers, flash drives and modems. Recycle your old electronics with E-Cycle Wisconsin or calling the DNR at (608) 266-2111.
Register for Recycling Updates HERE for notification on new materials.
The Green County Landfill will accept electronics at a fee (see fee schedule below) from households and K-12 public schools. The landfill is located at W2002 CTH SS, Brodhead, WI. For more information, contact the Green County Landfill at (608) 897-8605.
For a full list of collection sites, see http://dnr.wi.gov/ecyclewisconsin .
Visit the Best Buy website for E-Cycle programs and resources that they provide to Wisconsin residents.
MARC (Madison Area Rehabilitation Centers) - CyclePoint Member
MARC offers a full suite of electronic recycling services, managed securely and professionally.
If you are unable to make this event, you can now drop off your used electronics, Monday thru Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., at these four MARC locations: MARC-West, 805 Forward Drive, Madison; MARC-Stoughton, 932 North Page Street, Stoughton; MARC-Mt. Horeb; or MARC-East, 66 Buttonwood, Madison. For more information contact Randy Klein by email at Rnklein@marc-inc.org or by phone at 608-273-3630. Visit their website at http://marc-inc.org/marc-erecycling/.
Oil Filters and Oil Absorbents
A ban on the disposal of used oil filters and oil absorbents in landfills went into effect January 1, 2011 in response to the new Wisconsin solid waste regulations (s.287.07 Wis.Stats) banning the disposal of these items from Wisconsin landfills. Oil filters and oil absorbents have to be recycled.
Oil filters, if properly drained, may be taken to salvage yards along with other scrap steel. They may also be brought to the Green County Landfill at no charge.
More information can be found at http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/recycling/oil.html or you may contact Jack Connelly of the DNR at (608) 267-7574 or the Green County Landfill at (608) 897-8605.