Elmwood Park, Village

Garbage Collected Every Monday:

Please place the following in the Brown Cart:

  • Mixed trash, plastic wrap & bags, broken toys
  • Ceramics, light bulbs, bagged garbage
  • Food waste, styrofoam, other loose trash

Please put bagged trash in the brown cart.  Bags that are tied keep the carts clean.

Do NOT put the following items in the Brown Cart:

  • Yard waste
  • Recyclables
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Construction materials
  • Electronics

Recycle Collected Every Other Week:

Please place the following in the Green Cart:

Mixed Containers:

  • Aluminum cans & clean aluminum foil
  • Tin cans, steel cans, aerosol cans, empty/dried paint cans
  • Glass bottles & jars
  • #1-7 plastic
  • Milk cartons, juice boxes, soup cartons

Mixed Paper:

  • Newspaper, magazines, books, mail, school/office paper
  • Brown corrugated cardboard
  • Gray chipboard (cereal and shoe boxes)
  • Brown paper bags

Shredded Paper:

Please put in a secured clear plastic bag, and place in the GREEN cart.  No other recycling should be placed in bags.

Do not put the following items in the Green Cart:

  • Styrofoam of any kind
  • Yard waste
  • Trash
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Construction materials
  • Electronics
  • Clothing

Yard Waste Collection:

Yard waste will be collected on the recycle week from March through November.  Yard waste should be placed in compostable bags or a container less than 32 gallons and 60 lbs.  Twigs and branches can be bundled in 4 ft. lengths or less.  Yard waste will also be collected on bulk collection day.

Bulk Collections (3rd Monday each month)

Acceptable Bulk Items:

  • Furniture, Appliances, Air Conditioners, Large metal items
  • Carpeting (no wider than 4ft and rolled)
  • Extra garbage bags or garbage in personal cans
  • Cardboard (flattened & empty)
  • Tires (2 per home per month – 8 per year)
  • Drain oil & antifreeze (sealed in 1-5 gallon containers)
  • Paper & other recyclables should be in clear plastic bags
  • Humidifiers/De-humidifiers, Water softeners
  • Yard waste – In compostable bags, or containers less than 32 gallons or bundles in 4 ft lengths

Unacceptable Bulk Items:

  • Electronics
  • Hazardous materials
  • Liquid paint
  • Loose bulk construction materials

Wisconsin E-Cycle

Johns Disposal is a registered collector of electronics for the state of Wisconsin.  We would be happy to pick up your electronics for a fee.  Please call Johns Disposal to make arrangements.  For more information visit: dnr.wi.gov/ecyclewisconsin

Cart Placement

  • The arrows on the lid of the cart must point to the street
  • Handles and wheels should face away from the street
  • The garbage cart should be placed within 2 ft. of the street on one side of the driveway
  • 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 and vehicles

Local clean sweep programs may offer alternative options for disposal of fluorescent light bulbs, household hazardous waste, pharmaceuticals & electronics.

Click on the calendar below to download the 2016 or 2017 collection schedule:

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