Whitewater, City

Garbage is collected weekly

All material must fit in the brown (garbage) cart.  Automated trucks cannot pick up any material that is next to the cart.  Please put the garbage cart out Wednesday night before your collection day or by 6:00 a.m. the morning of pickup.

Please place in the Brown 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

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

Recycle Collection Every Other Week

Loose recycling must fit in the green recycle cart.  Automated trucks cannot pick up any material that is next to the cart.  Please put the recycle cart out the night before your collection day or by 6:00am the morning of pickup.  If your green recycle cart is out on the wrong week it cannot be collected.

Please place the following items in the Green Recycle 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 (flattened)
  • Gray chipboard (cereal & 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
  • Yard waste
  • Trash
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Construction materials
  • Electronics
  • Clothing

Do not put recycling in plastic bags. (see exception for shredded paper)

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

Bulk items are collected once a month

Your bulk day is the 2nd Thursday of the month.  This day is for any extra garbage or recycling you have or items that are too large to fit in the carts.  This does not include yard wast, construction materials, hazardous materials or electronics.

Place all large items including furniture, carpeting, large metal, large cardboard boxes (emptied and flattened) and appliances 6 ft. away from, not in front of, or next to the carts.  Small items such as automotive batteries, tires (2 per home per month) drain oil (in sealed 1-5 gallon container) should also be 6 ft. away from the carts.  Extra paper or bulk recycling should be bagged in clear plastic bags and placed at the road away from the carts.

Please note that the green recycling carts are emptied every other week and cannot be emptied by the bulk collection crews.