Refuse & Recycling

Johns Disposal is the provider for refuse and recycling collection. Refuse is collected every Wednesday and recycling is collected every other Wednesday. Recognized holidays may delay collection by one day, so it is important to check the collection schedule. Bulky trash (appliances, furniture, electronics, extra bags, etc.) is collected on the third collection day of each month.

Refuse and recycling carts must be at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on your day of service; please put carts out on Tuesday evening to assure ease of early morning pick up. The arrows on the lids must point to the street, and the handles and wheels should face away from the street. Both carts should be within 2 feet of the street and 6 feet apart. Be sure there is 6 feet clearance with any other objects, especially mailboxes and vehicles. ONLY items inside the carts will be picked up on your weekly service. If you have more trash or recycling than will fit in your cart, it will be collected on the third pickup of the month with the bulky items.

Refuse and recycling carts and bulky trash shall NOT be placed at the curb earlier than 6:00 p.m. on the evening before the scheduled collection and must be out by 6:00 a.m. on collection day.

Hazardous waste disposal is addressed through the Rock County Clean Sweep Program.

For further information on collection services, consult the Collection Schedule (includes refuse/recycling schedule and other city collections) Johns Disposal Brochure, the Collection Schedule, visit, or contact Johns Disposal at or 1-888-473-4701.