Brookfield, Town

Residential Garbage and Recycling

Holiday Delay

When a holiday falls on a weekday, refuse and recycling collection will be delayed to the following day. For example, all residents with a Monday day of service will have their refuse and recycling collected on the Tuesday following a Monday holiday.

Memorial Day is on Monday, May 30, 2022. If your service day is Tuesday, your first collection will be on Wednesday, June 1. First Wednesday collection will be collected on Thursday, June 2. First Thursday collection will be on Friday, June 3.

Residential Services Starting: SUMMER 2022

262-473-4700
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Bulk Day: By Request
2022 Schedule
2022 Brochure

Garbage

Garbage collection is every week.

Please put your personal garbage cans out the night before your collection day; or by 7:00am the morning of pickup.

Garbage cans must be 32 gallons or less and weigh no more than 50 pounds. There is no limit to the amount of cans you have out.

Only household garbage can be put in your garbage can. Do not place any recyclables, brush/leaves, construction materials, demolition, electronics or hazardous materials in your cart.

Recycling

Recycling is collected weekly.

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.

Please place the following items in your BLUE 32-GALLON RECYCLE CONTAINER:

Expanded Paper Recycling
  • Computer & office paper
  • Envelopes & junk mail
  • Holiday gift wrapping paper (no foils)
  • Newspapers
  • Paper cups (no plastic lids or straws)
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Paper grocery bags
  • Pizza boxes (no food or grease)
  • Shredded paper (place in a clear or transparent plastic bag and tie shut; a full bag should be the size of a basketball)
Plastic Recycling
  • All plastic bottles (no motor oils or gasoline)
  • Plastic containers/cups #1-7, including #1 clamshell
Recyclable Metal & Glass
  • Aerosol cans (empty)
  • Aluminum cans & aluminum pie plates
  • Glass bottles & jars (clear, blue, brown or green translucent glass)
  • Metal pots & pans
  • Small metal appliances (toasters, blenders, etc.) – nothing larger than a basketball
  • Small metal plumbing fixtures, faucets, valves
  • Tin & steel cans
Non-Recyclable Items
  • Batteries
  • Brake rotors/drums
  • Construction Waste
  • Deli containers – except #1 plastic
  • Electronics
  • Frozen food or microwave dinner plates
  • Glassware & ceramics
  • Metal items heavier than 10 pounds
  • Mirrors & windows
  • Motor oil & gasoline containers
  • Plastic film, wrap & Styrofoam
  • Propane tanks
  • Recyclable containers containing liquids or food
  • Misc.: Carpet, clothing, diapers, fishing line, food, hoses, ropes & shoes

Bulk Items

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.

Residents may substitute any one of their twelve bulk items collections to have one qualified household electronic item collected, this substitution  can happen twice 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

Recycling

Thank you for Recycling these:

  • Cans: Aluminum and Steel Cans. Please empty and rinse.
  • Cartons: Food and Beverage Cartons. Please empty and replace cap.
  • Glass: Bottles and Jars. Please empty and rinse.
  • Paper: Cereal Boxes, Newspaper, Magazines & Mail, Flattened Cardboard, and Paper Tubes.
  • Plastic: Bottles and Containers Numbered 1 , 2 , and 5. Please empty and replace cap.

Please Do Not Recycle These:

  • Scrap Metal: No car parts or scrap metal
  • Plastic Bags: Do not bag recyclables; return plastic bags and wrap to retail stores
  • Hazards: No flammables, compressed cylinders, batteries, electronics, or sharps
  • Garbage: Empty all containers, no food, liquids, diapers, or garbage
  • Tanglers: No hoses, wires, or chains

Your Account

FAQs

I have some large items (refrigerator, recliner, stove, etc) that I need picked up.

Johns Disposal provides bulk collection. Each municipality has its own specific directions for when bulk items are collected. Click here to be directed to our municipality list. Each municipality page provides information on when bulk is collected in your municipality.

Do you take Electronics?

Yes, we collect electronics for a fee. If you have an old television, computer, crt monitor, etc. Electronics can no longer be collected with the bulk pick up. Please contact our office to schedule a special pick up. Our office is open Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30 and Saturday 8:00-12:00. Our phone number is 262-473-4700.

My Toter cart needs repair, how do I go about getting it fixed?

If your cart is broken, please contact our office. Our office phone number is 262-473-4700. We are open Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30 and Saturday 8:00-12:00.