Lima, Town

Garbage Collection Every Week:

Residents use new brown garbage cart for garbage collection.  Please put garbage out the night before your collection or by 6:00am the morning of pick up.

Please place the following in the Brown Garbage cart:

  • Mixed trash
  • Plastic wrap & bags
  • Broken toys
  • Ceramics
  • Light bulbs
  • Bagged garbage & food waste
  • Styrofoam & other loose trash

Do not put the following items in the garbage:

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

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

Recycle Collection Every Other Week

Please place the following items in the Green Recycle Cart:


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


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


  • Please put in a secured clear plastic bag, and place in or next to the cart.

Do not put the following items in the green cart:

  • Styrofoam
  • Yard waste
  • Trash
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Construction materials
  • Clothing
  • Electronics

Bulk Collection (Once Per Month):

  • Furniture & Appliances & Air conditioners
  • Humidifiers/De-humidifiers & Water softeners
  • Drain oil & antifreeze (sealed in 1-5 gallon containers)
  • Tires (2 per home per month – 8 per year)
  • Carpeting (no wider than 4ft and rolled)
  • Extra garbage bags or garbage in personal cans
  • Large metal items
  • Cardboard (flattened & empty)
  • Paper & other recyclables should be in clear plastic bags
  • Recycle carts are not emptied by bulk collection crews

Unacceptable items:

  • Yard waste
  • Hazardous materials & liquid paint
  • Electronics
  • Loose bulk construction materials

All items for bulk pick up should be placed within 2 feet of curbside and 6 feet from the garbage/recycling containers.

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 2ft of the street on one side of the driveway
  • The recycle cart should be placed within 2ft of the street on the other side of the driveway
  • Please keep 6ft of clearance between the carts and other objects, especially mailboxes and vehicles

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, call Johns Disposal for arrangements.

Electronic Items Include:

  • Desktop computers, laptops
  • Printers, fax machines, scanners, copiers
  • Video display devices, monitors, televisions
  • Keyboards, mice, hard drives, flash drives, external modems & other computer devices
  • Fax machines
  • DVD, VCR, DVR & Video

E-Cycle Drop off sites:

  • American TV & Appliance stores
  • Best Buy stores
  • Select Good Will locations
  • Staples
  • Milwaukee PC

For more information visit

Electronics can no longer be placed in the normal garbage, recycle carts or bulk items pick up.