Ottawa

Residential Garbage and Recycling

Drop off services

262-473-4700
Contact Us
Day of Service: Saturday (drop off only)
Bulk Day: Quarterly
Every Saturday from 8am – 11am at Ottawa Town Hall.

Garbage

Drop off service is provided at Town Hall every Saturday from 8am – 11am.

Residential garbage and recycling is accepted.

Town Hall is located at:
W360 S3337 State Rd 67
Ottawa, WI

Recycling

Drop off service is provided at Town Hall every Saturday from 8am – 11am.

Residential garbage and recycling is accepted.

Town Hall is located at:
W360 S3337 State Rd 67
Ottawa, WI

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

Large Bulky items are accepted at Town Hall on specific dates:

1st Saturday of April April 2, 2022
2nd Saturday of June June 11, 2022
3rd Saturday of August August 20, 2022
4th Saturday of October October 22, 2022

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 bring the following for bulk drop off:
  • 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.