Garbage and Recycling

Garbage and Recycling

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Contractor: Town and Country Sanitation 800-626-1915
Biweekly pickup of garbage and recyclables, usually on Wednesdays between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm.
  • Trash and recycling containers and/or bags need to be placed out by 6:00 am but not more than 24 hours before your collection day.
  • Containers need to be returned to your storage location within 24 hours of your collection day.
  • Place containers on a flat spot at the end of your driveway, not on a snowbank.
  • Container must be under 40 pounds filled.
  • Garbage bags up to 33-gallon size can be used.
  • There is a limit of 5 bags of garbage per pickup; anything over this will be billed to the household. 
Calendar of pickup schedule for 2022

Recycling Basics (Recycling container can be a clearly marked bin or a clear plastic bag.)
Note: Recycling is collected by a garbage truck dedicated to recycling and is sorted by hand.
Cans
  • Empty and rinse aluminum and steel cans
  • Aerosol cans are recyclable
  • No lids, unless placed in can with top of can crimped shut
  • Place in your recycling container
Glass
  • Bottles and jars
  • May be any color
  • Empty and rinse
  • Labels are okay
  • No lids
  • No broken glass
  • Place in your recycling container
Paper
  • Office paper and shredded paper
  • Place in clear plastic bag and seal
Cardboard
  • Cereal boxes, paper tubes:
  • Must be flattened
  • Can be placed in a separate clear plastic bag and put out with the recycling.
  • Cardboard boxes:
  • Must be flattened
  • Must be bundled and tied 
Cartons (TetraPaks)
  • Food and beverage cartons
  • Empty and replace cap
  • Place in your recycling container
Plastic
  • Must have recycling symbol #1, #2, or #5.
  • Empty and rinse
  • Replace caps and lids
  • Place in your recycling container
Newspapers, Magazines, Catalogs
  • Place loose in a separate recycling container or paper bag
  • Can be bundled and tied with twine or bagged
  • May be placed next to cart
  • Must be dry





Do not recycle these at the curb:  
  • Scrap metal
  • Plastic bags
  • Food waste
  • Paper plates and cups
  • Ceramics and dishware
  • Broken glass, windows, and mirrors
  • Styrofoam, packing peanuts, or bubble wrap
  • Loose caps and lids
  • Medical waste and sharps
  • Hoses, wires, chains
  • Flammables, compressed cylinders, batteries, electronics
  • Concrete
  • Motor oil containers
  • Garden pots and trays
  • Lightbulbs
  • Paper ice cream containers
  • Take-out packaging and containers

Disposal of electronics, appliances, furniture, tires, and more requires payment and special arrangements with Town and Country Sanitation

Wisconsin residents must recycle used oil filters:
Used Oil Filters and Absorbents Landfill Ban Questions and Answers

How do I throw away hazardous materials?
Dispose of unwanted or damaged paints, varnishes, finish removers, kerosene, driveway sealant, and other chemicals and solvents at the Dane County Clean Sweep Facility, which is located at the landfill site and operates year-round.
Address: 7102 US Hwy 12, Madison, WI 53718
Across from Yahara Hills Golf Course

Landfill Phone: (608) 838-9555
Clean Sweep Phone: (608) 838-3212
For more information, hours, and instructions visit the website 

Where can I dispose of electronics?
Beginning Sept 1, 2010, it is illegal to put these electronics in the trash in Wisconsin:
Cell Phones
Computers - desktop, laptop, notebook, and tablet
Computer monitors
Computer peripherals - keyboards, mice, hard drives, flash drives, external modems, speakers and other external input/output accessories
Desktop printers, including those that fax, scan or copy
Fax Machines
Televisions
Video recorders and players

Recycle electronics at the Dane County Clean Sweep Facility, which is located at the landfill site and operates year-round.
Address: 7102 US Hwy 12, Madison, WI 53718
Across from Yahara Hills Golf Course

Landfill Phone: (608) 838-9555
Clean Sweep Phone: (608) 838-3212
For more information, hours, and instructions visit the website

The Dane County Landfill accepts mattresses and box springs.
https://landfill.countyofdane.com/services/landfill


 
Contractor: Town and Country Sanitation 800-626-1915
Biweekly pickup of garbage and recyclables, usually on Wednesdays between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm.
  • Trash and recycling containers and/or bags need to be placed out by 6:00 am but not more than 24 hours before your collection day.
  • Containers need to be returned to your storage location within 24 hours of your collection day.
  • Place containers on a flat spot at the end of your driveway, not on a snowbank.
  • Container must be under 40 pounds filled.
  • Garbage bags up to 33-gallon size can be used.
  • There is a limit of 5 bags of garbage per pickup; anything over this will be billed to the household. 
Calendar of pickup schedule for 2022

Recycling Basics (Recycling container can be a clearly marked bin or a clear plastic bag.)
Note: Recycling is collected by a garbage truck dedicated to recycling and is sorted by hand.
Cans
  • Empty and rinse aluminum and steel cans
  • Aerosol cans are recyclable
  • No lids, unless placed in can with top of can crimped shut
  • Place in your recycling container
Glass
  • Bottles and jars
  • May be any color
  • Empty and rinse
  • Labels are okay
  • No lids
  • No broken glass
  • Place in your recycling container
Paper
  • Office paper and shredded paper
  • Place in clear plastic bag and seal
Cardboard
  • Cereal boxes, paper tubes:
  • Must be flattened
  • Can be placed in a separate clear plastic bag and put out with the recycling.
  • Cardboard boxes:
  • Must be flattened
  • Must be bundled and tied 
Cartons (TetraPaks)
  • Food and beverage cartons
  • Empty and replace cap
  • Place in your recycling container
Plastic
  • Must have recycling symbol #1, #2, or #5.
  • Empty and rinse
  • Replace caps and lids
  • Place in your recycling container
Newspapers, Magazines, Catalogs
  • Place loose in a separate recycling container or paper bag
  • Can be bundled and tied with twine or bagged
  • May be placed next to cart
  • Must be dry


Do not recycle these at the curb:
  • Scrap metal
  • Plastic bags
  • Food waste
  • Paper plates and cups
  • Ceramics and dishware
  • Broken glass, windows, and mirrors
  • Styrofoam, packing peanuts, or bubble wrap
  • Loose caps and lids
  • Medical waste and sharps
  • Hoses, wires, chains
  • Flammables, compressed cylinders, batteries, electronics
  • Concrete
  • Motor oil containers
  • Garden pots and trays
  • Lightbulbs
  • Paper ice cream containers
  • Take-out packaging and containers

 
Disposal of electronics, appliances, furniture, tires, and more requires payment and special arrangements with Town and Country Sanitation

Wisconsin residents must recycle used oil filters:
Used Oil Filters and Absorbents Landfill Ban Questions and Answers

How do I throw away hazardous materials?
Dispose of unwanted or damaged paints, varnishes, finish removers, kerosene, driveway sealant, and other chemicals and solvents at the Dane County Clean Sweep Facility, which is located at the landfill site and operates year-round.
Address: 7102 US Hwy 12, Madison, WI 53718
Across from Yahara Hills Golf Course

Landfill Phone: (608) 838-9555
Clean Sweep Phone: (608) 838-3212
For more information, hours, and instructions visit the website 

Where can I dispose of electronics?
Beginning Sept 1, 2010, it is illegal to put these electronics in the trash in Wisconsin:
Cell Phones
Computers - desktop, laptop, notebook, and tablet
Computer monitors
Computer peripherals - keyboards, mice, hard drives, flash drives, external modems, speakers and other external input/output accessories
Desktop printers, including those that fax, scan or copy
Fax Machines
Televisions
Video recorders and players

Recycle electronics at the Dane County Clean Sweep Facility, which is located at the landfill site and operates year-round.
Address: 7102 US Hwy 12, Madison, WI 53718
Across from Yahara Hills Golf Course

Landfill Phone: (608) 838-9555
Clean Sweep Phone: (608) 838-3212
For more information, hours, and instructions visit the website

The Dane County Landfill accepts mattresses and box springs.
https://landfill.countyofdane.com/services/landfill