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Garbage & Recycling

Residents are provided with weekly garbage, bi-weekly recyclable, and monthly bulk pickup by appointment only  - pick-up starts at 6:00 a.m. on designated days

Garbage:             Every Tuesday. (see schedule below for Holiday delays)
Recycling:           Every other Tuesday. (see schedule below for Holiday delays)
Bulk Collection:   Call John's Disposal to schedule a PICK-UP at 262-473-4700. Each residence is entitled to one BULK PICK-UP each month.

John's Disposal: What is picked up for Trash & Recycling Flyer. 

John's Disposal Garbage/Recycling Schedule for 2024.

Residential Recycling FAQs

Waukesha County Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Sites 2023

City of Waukesha Electronic Recycling Events - Open to All Waukehsa County Residents




Recycle your Landscape Plastics at Johnson's Nursery, Inc. located at W180 N6275 Marcy Road in Menomonee Falls.

Household Hazardous Waste 
Waukesha CountyDrop-Off Sites

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Hazardous Waste Information
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E-Cycle Information
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E-Cycle Poster
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(Covered Electronic Devices)

Effective September 1, 2010, John's Disposal will NO LONGER be able to collect CED's at the curb.
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Please help keep the Village of North Prairie looking nice by taking the garbage carts to the roadside no more than 24 hours before pickup and to retrieve the carts within 24 hours after your garbage and recyclables have been picked up. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

The Green cart is for Recyclables Only 
Place in the GREEN CART: 
    Recyclables should be loose - not in plastic bags. It is best to have recycling loose in the green cart because a machine sorts the loose paper from the bottles and cans. MIXED CONTAINERS: Aluminum foil, tin cans, steel cans, aerosol cans, dried out paint cans, glass bottles/jars, and #1-7 plastic bottles or jugs. Please only recycle plastic items with threaded tops. 
    No Plastic except plastic bottles. 
    Mixed Paper: newspapers, magazines, catalogs, books, mail, school/office paper, brown corrugated cardboard, gray chipboard (cereal and shoe boxes), and brown bags. 
    Shredded Paper: should be put in a clear plastic bag, tied, and put into the green cart. No other recycling should be put in bags. 
    Plastic bags, toys, foam peanuts, deli containers, other plastic, yard waste, trash, foam cups, household hazardous waste.
The Brown cart is for Garbage Only.

Place in the BROWN CART:
    It is best to put bagged trash in the brown cart. Bags that are tied keep the carts clean. Loose garbage can be put in the Brown Cart. MIXED TRASH: plastic wrap, bags, broken toys, ceramics, light bulbs, etc. 
    Bagged Garbage: food waste, styrofoam, other loose trash, etc. 
yard waste, recyclables, household hazardous waste and cardboard boxes

Bulky items collection.
Beginning January, 2019, BULK ITEMS will only be picked up once per month for each residence and you must call John's Disposal at 262-473-4700 to schedule the pick-up.  
Place all large items including furniture, carpeting, large metal, large cardboard (empty and flattened) and appliances 4 ft away from, not in front of, the Green Recycling Cart. 
Also, place small items including automotive batteries, tires (2 per collection), drain oil (contained in plastic one gallon or larger sealed containers), bags or cans of clean-out type material at the road.  Extra paper or other recycling can be bagged in clear plastic bags and placed at the road.  Construction material is NOT included. 
John’s Disposal CANNOT collect Hazardous, Toxic, or Infectious Waste Products; Construction; or Demolition Material. 

Yard Waste & Brush:
John’s Disposal DOES NOT pick up brush, leaves, or grass from homes. 
(exception: Xmas trees)

*Residents are encouraged to compost grass and leaves wherever possible. 
*Remember, open burning requires a burning permit from the Village Hall.

John’s Disposal Service, Inc.
W3875 Highway “U” 
Whitewater, WI  53190

Phone:  (262) 473-4700
Fax: (262) 473-6775
e-mail: [email protected]