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Garbage and Recycling

Garbage Collection
Garbage is picked up on Mondays, unless a holiday; then garbage will be picked up the following work day.  All garbage must be placed in garbage bags.  Paper, glass, cans and cardboard must be recycled.

Recycling
The Village contracts with Advanced Disposal Services to collect recyclables at curbside. The Village provides this service to residents. Recyclables are collected every other Friday.  Your recycling needs to be on the curb Thursday evening or early Friday morning.  If your recycling isn't picked up, call Advanced Disposal at 800-262-3101.  Please do not call the Municipal Center.  Additional red recycling buckets are available for $8.00 each at the Municipal Center.  When a holiday falls during the week, Advanced Disposal reserves the right to change their collection day.  Please call 800-262-3101 to confirm which day recycling will be collected. 

Pickup of Large Items and Furniture

There is a $10 charge for each large item left out for garbage pickup (mattress, box spring, couch, recliner, carpeting, etc).  This fee is payable in advance at the Municipal Center.  If the fee is not paid in advance, those items will not be picked up.  Major appliances and TV's are the resident's responsibility to dispose of.  Please do not leave them out on garbage or recycling days.  They will not be picked up.

Compost Tags
Wisconsin Rapids compost site tags are for sale at the Biron Municipal Center. Cost is $50.00 for non-residents of the City of Wisconsin Rapids. If the tag is lost, a new one will have to be purchased; no replacements.  The East Side site is located at the intersection of HWY 54 and CTY W.   The west side site is located on 17th Avenue North just north of Engel Road.  Hours are Monday thru Friday 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM; closed Saturday and Sunday.  Materials accepted: leaves, grass clippings, garden waste, brush, tree limbs and stumps.

Note:   The West side site will be open Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and closed Saturday and Sunday.  It is recommended to call 715-421-8218 in advance prior to using the West side site during the winter.

Brush Pickup
Brush pickup is the last week of each month from April through October. All brush must be piled in one direction and placed parallel to the road. Brush cannot be over 8 feet in length and must be piled away from mailboxes, lawn ornaments, street lights, signs, power poles or any other object that would prohibit pickup.  Leaves and yard debris is not brush and will not be picked up on the brush pickup schedule listed here.

The Village crew will not pick up trees, large piles of branches, tree limbs or logs larger than 10 inches in diameter. Brush piles shall be no larger than 4 feet high, 6 feet wide and 10 feet long.  Piles shall be placed by the side of the road in an orderly fashion with branches stacked in the same direction.

If you have a tree service cut down trees they must haul away what they've cut down.  If you currently have trees, limbs or logs on your property you will need to take them to a compost site yourself.  City of Wisconsin Rapids compost passes are for sale at the Biron Municipal Center for $50 each.

Grass and Leaves Pickup
Spring grass and leaf pickups are the second week in April through the second week in May. Fall grass and leaf pickups are the second week in October through the second week in November.  Grass clippings and leaves are to be placed in untied bags and/or containers at the curbside. Containers should not exceed 32 gallons. Leaves may also be placed on a tarp that can be handled by the crew. Grass and leaves must be kept separate from brush piles.

Management of lead acid batteries, major appliances, used oil, used tires, yard waste, and electronics
Occupants of single-family and 2 to 4 unit residences, multiple-family dwellings and nonresidential facilities and properties shall manage lead acid batteries, major appliances, used oil, used tires, yard waste, and electronics as follows:

Village residents are encouraged to trade their old lead acid batteries with the retailer upon purchase of a new battery.  Lead acid batteries are the responsibility of residents/property owners. Until such items can be disposed of, they must remain stored so as not to be a nuisance to the public.

 

Disposal of major appliances shall be the responsibility of residents/property owners. Until such items can be disposed of, they must remain stored so as not to be a nuisance to the public.

 

Used oil may be deposited during business hours at a location designated by the Village.  Call 715-323-2001 for assistance.

 

Metal Products or Automotive Parts: Any parts from cars, trucks, bicycles, snowmobiles, or machinery including doors, frames, hoods, wheels, fenders, motors, transmissions, axles, etc., and all metal products used in construction such as iron, steel, aluminum, cast iron, etc., to include metal roofing, or siding used in building construction shall be the responsibility of residents/property owners until such items can be disposed of. They must remain stored so as not to be a nuisance to the public.

 

Yard waste and leaves shall be placed in open bags at the curb line for collection by the Village on designated spring and fall dates. Brush, tree limbs and Christmas trees shall be placed at the curb line for collection by the Village on designated dates.  Brush and tree limbs shall be laid in the same direction and not exceed 8 feet in length.

 

Used tires shall be the responsibility of residents/property owners. Until such items can be disposed of, they must remain stored so as not to be a nuisance to the public.

 

Electronics shall be the responsibility of residents/property owners. Until such items can be disposed of, they must remain stored so as not to be a nuisance to the public.

For a list of local recyclers, go to  http://www.co.wood.wi.us/Departments/Health/Environmental.aspx or call the Wood County Health Department at 715-421-8911.

 
             
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