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Garbage & Recycling

Attention: The Garbage and Recycling schedule for North Prairie the week of July 5th WILL NOT CHANGE due the to the 4th of July being on a Sunday. John's Disposal will retain their usual schedule each day this coming week.The usual pickup is Tuesday for both garbage and recycling. Thank you and have a safe and happy 4th of July!

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 Garbage/Recycling Schedule for 2021.



There will be no Special Yard Waste Pick-Ups in 2021. Due to Budget cuts and a small participation rate, the yard waste pick-ups have been eliminated in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. We recommend composting the yard waste or obtaining a burning permit and burning the waste in your yard.


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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Two Electronics & Appliance Recycling Events: Sept. 14th Village of Mukwonago and
           November 9th Goodwill Donation Center- Pewaukee

(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 regularly 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.
*Brush can be no more than 4 inches in diameter, cut to 4-foot or less lengths, and tied in bundles of no more than 50 pounds.

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

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