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Garbage & Recycling

Attention: Recycling Collection will go to Every Week starting January 4, 2021. Due to the increase in recycling materials Johns Disposal will collect your recyclables each week instead of every other week. 

Garbage & Recycling Collection

Garbage Collection Every Week (Brown Cart)

Please place the following 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 brown garbage cart:

  • Yard waste
  • Recyclables
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Construction materials
  • Electronics

Recycle collection Every Week (Green Cart)

Please place in the Green Recycle cart:

Please do not place the following items in the green cart:

  • Styrofoam of any kind
  • Yard waste
  • Trash
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Construction materials
  • Electronics
  • Clothing

Please 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 2ft of the street on one side of the driveway
  • The recycle cart should be placed within 2ft of the street on the other side of the driveway
  • Please keep 6ft of clearance between the carts and other objects, especially mailboxes and vehicles

Bulk / Large Item Collection:

Residential Waste Drop-off 

Waste Management Site: NEW HOURS

Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00am-4:00pm, Saturday 7:00am-3:00pm

Holiday Hours 
Thanksgiving - Closed Sat. Nov. 28th 
Christmas - Closed Sat. Dec. 26th 
New Year's - Closed Sat. Jan. 2nd 

Address: 1 block East of Hwy. 45 on 8 Mile Road

Phone: (414) 529-6180

Items Accepted:
  • Residential yard waste (leaves, grass, etc.)
  • Segregated recyclable materials (aluminum, corrugated paper, container board, magazines, newspaper and office paper, glass containers, Plastic #1-7 and steel/tin)
  • 4 tires (no semis) per household per year
Items NOT Accepted:
  • White goods (appliances)
  • TV's
  • Computers
  • Printers
  • DVD Players

Bulk garbage materials from the Town of Norway can be taken to the Waste Management Metro-Franklin landfill.  This service is for RESIDENTIAL properties only.  There is a limit of 2 yards of debris per visit. 

Excludes: Appliances, Electronics, Recyclables, Hazardous Waste and Liquid Materials such as paint, bulk loose construction and cement/rocks/dirt.

Additionally, Johns Disposal can provide a curbside special pick up service for a minimum fee of $50 to the resident.  Please call Johns Disposal for further information or to set up collection of large items, appliances, and recyclable materials. 1-888-473-4701.

Household Hazardous Waste Information
Temporary drop-off sites (See information Below)

For White goods and disposal of other large items see below.

For More Recycling Resources go to:

Town Garage

Hours: This is a 24-hour monitored self-service site

Address: Hwy K & Hwy S (Northeast Corner)

Items Accepted:
  • Waste Oil (two tanks available to dispose oil into)
  • Oil filters (two 75-gallon blue barrels
  • Antifreeze (one barrel available to dispose antifreeze into)
  • Used Vehicle Batteries (one pallet available to place used batteries on)
  • Waste Oil Containers that are empty (two dumpsters available to dispose of empty waste oil containers)
Items NOT Accepted:
  • TV's
  • Tires
  • Paint Cans
  • Other garbage/recycling items

Please place items in properly marked containers.  Please help keep this site clean.


Town of Waterford - Police Department Drop Box
Medicine Disposal
Hours: 24-hour service offered at no charge
Address: 415 N. Milwaukee St., Waterford
Phone: (262) 534-2119
Items Accepted:
  • Prescriptions
  • Over-the-Counter Medications
  • Vitamins
  • Samples
  • Medications for Pets
  • Medicated Ointments
  • Medicated Lotions
  • Liquid Medications in glass or leak proof container
Items NOT Accepted:
  • Needles (sharps)
  • Thermometers
  • Bloody or infectious waste
  • Medication from businesses or clinics
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Aerosol cans
  • Inhalers

Electronics Collection for Norway Residents Only.
Additionally the Town holds 2 e-cycling events one in the Spring and Fall. The e-cycling in the Spring includes the paper document shredding at the Town Hall.  Tentatively in May and September, usually on Saturdays.  This event is free to dispose of electronic items and shred paper documents for Norway residents. Look at your Norway Newsletter for dates and times.  

You may contact the Clerk's Office at (262) 895-6335 or for additional information regarding disposal of items not listed here.