Garbage Collection Every Wednesday

All garbage must be contained inside the new brown garbage cart.  Please put garbage out the night before your collection day or by 6:00am the morning of pickup.

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

Recycle Collection Every Other Wednesday

(The arrows on the lid of the cart must point to the road)

  • The recycle cart should be placed within 2 ft. of the curb
  • Please keep 6 ft. of clearance between the recycle cart and other objects, especially mailboxes, vehicles and bulk items

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:


  • 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 clear plastic bag, tied, and place in the Green cart.

Do not put the following items in the green cart:

  • Styrofoam
  • Yard waste
  • Trash
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Construction materials
  • Plastic bags & toys

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

Large items that will not fit inside the new garbage cart are collected 1x per month at no additional cost.  Residents must call our office to schedule a pickup for large items.  Our office is open M-F 8am – 4:30pm and Saturday from 8am – noon.  Office phone number is 262-473-4700

Collection Day:

The Town of Jefferson’s collection day is Wednesday.

Collection Schedule:

Garbage is collected every Wednesday in the new brown cart.  Recycling is collected every other Wednesday in the green cart.  Please reference ‘schedule’ and download the collection schedule to determine every other week recycle collection.

Click on the calendar below to download the 2018 or 2019 collection schedule: