Garbage collection is every week.

Please put the garbage cart 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 bagged trash
  • Small amounts of bagged construction materials

Please do not place the following in with your garbage:

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

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

 

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

Recycling is collected every other week.

Mix it all together:

Johns Disposal Service provides single stream recycling. All recyclable material can be mixed together. Johns Disposal’s recycle process system sorts all recyclable material.

Containers:

  • Tin cans, steel cans, aerosol cans, dried paint cans
  • Glass bottles & jars
  • #1-7 plastic bottles or jugs with a twist top
  • Cartons (juice boxes, milk cartons)
  • Clean aluminum foil

Mixed paper:

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

Shredded paper:

  • Please place in a clear plastic bag (this is the only exception that allows plastic bags in the recycling)

Please do not place the following in with your recycling:

  • Plastic bags & styrofoam of any kind
  • Toys
  • Yard waste
  • Other plastic
  • Trash
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Construction materials
  • Electronics
  • Tanglers (hoses, Christmas lights, rope, chain)

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 John’s 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 dnr.wi.gov/ecyclewisconsin

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

Your community’s program requires residents to call to schedule bulky item collections. Any items that do not fit in your garbage or recycling cart must be called into our office at 262-473-4700; or emailed into office@johnsdisposal.com. Our office hours are Monday – Friday from 8am-4:30pm and Saturday from 8am-noon. Bulk items are scheduled regularly throughout the month.  You may schedule up to one bulk items collection per month, with a total of twelve per year.

NOTICE: Most municipalities have an ordinance requiring that items not be placed at the curb sooner than 24-hours prior to your scheduled pickup. Please check your local code and do not have items out too early. We recommend that no items are placed at the curb prior to scheduling collection.

 Bulk items include, but are not limited to:

  • Furniture
  • Carpeting (cut into 4 foot sections rolled and bundled  together)
  • Large cardboard boxes (emptied & flattened)
  • Appliances, including those which contain freon
  • Automotive batteries
  • Tires (up to 2 per month / pickup, maximum 8 per year)
  • Drain oil (must be sealed in 1-5 gallon containers, clearly marked USED OIL)
  • Antifreeze (must be sealed in 1-5 gallon containers, clearly marked ANTIFREEZE)
  • Larger items, such as hot tubs and pianos, must be cut up or disassembled with parts weighing no more than 50lbs.
  • Paint cans (must be empty and dry OR filled with oil dry / kitty litter and completely dry)
  • Construction materials (Must be contained in 32-gallon or smaller containers, weighing no more than 50 lbs, with any boards cut down to 4 ft. or smaller lengths)

*All items must weigh no more than 50 lbs and be easily manageable by one person.

Please do not place the following out for bulk:

  • Yard waste
  • Hazardous materials
  • Electronics or bulk items pick up.

Collection Day:

The Town of Lima’s collection day is Friday.

Collection Schedule:

The new Brown Garbage cart is collected on a weekly basis. The recycle cart will be emptied every other week. The collection calendar provides information on what week recycle will be collected.

Click on the calendar below to download the 2021 collection schedule: