If you have your trash/recycling street-side by 8 a.m. on collection day and your house is missed, you do not have to wait until the next collection day for your trash/recycling to be picked up. Call the Village Clerk (715-343-1590) as soon as you know your house is missed - she will call Harter's to arrange for a special pick-up, usually the next business day after Harter's is notified.
State and local laws require everyone in Wisconsin to recycle.
As plastic bags are not allowed for recyclables by Village ordinance, please use permanent containers and place your recycling containers away from your trash containers.
Containers and Bottles:
- Containers may be mixed. Rinse and remove caps. Do not crush cans.
- Aluminum and steel cans (aerosol cans included)
- Clear, Green and Brown Glass (labels may be left on)
- #1 plastic bottles (clear, pale blue and green bottles only)
- #2 plastics bottles & jugs (milk jugs, detergent bottles, shampoo bottles, etc.)
New items now accepted:
- Many #3 - #7 plastic items, such as food & beverage containers, cat litter containers, ice cream pails, 5-gallon pails, medicine/pill containers, bakery containers, flower pots or trays, yogurt or cottage cheese containers, cups & tubs, clear and rigid clam shell packaging, large plastic furniture, small and large plastic toys including playhouses, slides, etc.
- Aseptic containers, such as cartons or boxes used for juice drinks, milk, soy milk, ice cream, broths, etc.
- Large plastic items (large plastic furniture, slides, toys) are NOT collected with regular street-side recycling. You must either deliver them to the MRF for recycling at no charge, or you may contact Veolia for a special pick-up (which may cost).
Items that are still NOT accepted:
- #1 brown plastic bottles
- Motor oil containers
- Plastic film, shrink wrap, bags
- CD cases
For more information, contact the Portage Co. Solid Waste/Recycling Information Line at (715) 343-6297
- Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, phone books, corrugated cardboard, mixed paper and office paper.
- Bundle papers (i.e. in a paper bag), and bundle or tie cardboard. Cardboard pieces may be no bigger than 3' x 2' and should be flattened.
- Used motor oil - store in a clear plastic container with tightly sealed screw cap. Label clearly and place next to recycling bin.
- Lead-acid (vehicle) batteries - handle carefully, may be placed in a small box.
Fluorescent Light bulbs
These are accepted for recycling at the Transfer Facility for a small fee depending on size.
You may also bring small/compact fluorescent bulbs to Frank's Hardware or Menards for recycling.
Batteries - NEW Procedure:
All batteries to be recycled must be separated by type (AAA, AA, 9-volt, D, Ni-Cad, Lead Acid, etc.). Please remember to package for transportation in a manner that prevents fires and explosions. Therefore, each battery brought to the Transfer Facility for recycling must either be in a separate plastic bag or taped around the terminals/ends with electrician's tape.
NOT ACCEPTED FOR RECYCLING:
- Aluminum foil, pie tins, furniture or door pieces
- Lids, covers or caps of any type
- Mirrors, window glass, light bulbs, ceramics, clay pots, cookware, glassware, opaque glass, frosted glass and pale tinted glass
- Non-bottle plastic, dark blue or brown plastic bottles, antifreeze containers, and utensils
Solid Waste & Recycling Information Line
Phone: (715) 343-6297