Refuse and Recycling


PDF Document 2017 Advanced Disposal Refuse/Recycling Calendar

The City of Elkhorn contracts its solid waste collection, recycling and leaf pick up to Advanced Disposal Services (formerly Veolia Environmental Services). Have your refuse and recycling to the curb by 6:00am on your pick up day.

Bulk Collection

Advanced Disposal is able to pick up items that are considered bulk pick up such as stoves, refrigerators, hot water heaters, and household furnishings such as recliners and sofas. Please call the Advanced Disposal office to make arrangements for pick up of large items or appliances at (800)248-2373.


PDF Document Items to be Recycled

Click here for information on the recycling of used oil filters

A special recycling container is provided. Leave the container if you move. A brief list of items to be recycled are as follows (the complete list is above):

  • Newspapers, magazines, office paper –includes glossy inserts, catalogs, mail circulars, phone books, paperback books, cereal boxes, envelopes, wrapping paper, etc.
  • Cardboard – clean cardboard only. Must be broken down, flattened, and tied in bundles.
  • Glass (Clear – Brown – Green) – rinse out, labels can stay on. No window glass, light bulbs, TV tubes, drinking glass, etc.
  • Aluminum – aluminum beverage cans only. No aluminum foil.
  • Tin & Bi-Metal Cans – Soup, vegetables, juice cans, etc. All cans must be rinsed out completely.
  • Plastic – includes plastic bottles with threaded caps, recycling symbol 1 through 5 & 7. Must be rinsed out completely (bottles will flatten more easily when rinsed with very hot water).  No deli or butter containers.
  • Waste Oil – common engine oil only. Must be in leak-proof, non-breakable containers, one gallon jug with a threaded lid labeled oil put out next to your recycling container.
  • Lead Acid Vehicle Batteries – car and truck batteries only. Battery casing must be unbroken. Put out next to your recycling container.
  • Tires – Cart tires off the rim. Limit to two tires per week up to eight tires per year per year. Put out next to your recycling container.

No medical waste, yard waste, wet paint or hazardous materials will be picked up. Empty or dry paint cans may be set next to your trash with the lids removed.

TV & Electronic Recycling

Wisconsin's E-Waste bill requires consumers to recycle Covered Electronic Devices (CEDs) with qualified "collectors".  CEDs include computers, TVs, printers and video display devices.

Click here to view Electronic Waste and Television Recycling Opportunities

Holiday Schedule

There will be NO garbage pick up on the following days:

New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day,

Collections will be one day later (working on Saturdays) when the holiday falls during the week.

Christmas Tree Collection

Trees will be collected January 3 - 13, 2017.