Garbage Collection Every Week

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 the night before your collection day or by 6:00am the morning of pickup.

Please place 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

Please put bagged trash in the brown cart. Bags that are tied keep the carts clean. Local clean sweep programs may offer alternative options for disposal of fluorescent light bulbs, household hazardous waste, pharmaceuticals & 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 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

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

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

Bulk Collections Every other Month

Acceptable Bulk Items:

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

Unacceptable Bulk Items:

  • Yard waste
  • Electronics
  • Hazardous materials
  • Liquid paint
  • 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.

Collection Day:

The Village of Mukwonago is serviced on Wednesday.

Collection Schedule:

The garbage (brown cart) is emptied on a weekly basis.

The recycling (green cart) is emptied every other week.

Bulk Collection:

Large items, extra cans or bags can be taken with the bulk collections. Bulk will be collected on the first Wednesday every other month. Bulk collection dates are listed in the collection schedule.

Yard Waste Collection:

Yard waste collection for 2018 will be on April 12, May 10, August 23, November 1, and November 29, 2018.

Yard waste collection begins on Thursday and continues until every road has been collected. Each road is collected only once.

  • Please place yard waste and brush at the curb by 6:00 a.m.
  • Place items within 6 feet of the road if possible.
  • Do not put out non-compostable materials for yard waste pickup.
  • Yard waste must be placed in compostable paper bags or clear plastic bags.
  • Brush must be in bundles weighing no more than 50 lbs and in lengths of no more than 4 feet.
  • Materials that exceed the weight or length limit will not be collected.
  • There is a 30 bag limit per stop.

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