Garbage and Recycling
Residents are provided weekly garbage & bi-weekly recyclable pickup
GARBAGE/RECYCLING CHANGES FOR 2012
Starting with the 2012 garbage/recycling year, the billing will be placed on tax bills as a special charge rather than bills being sent out. This will save the town several thousand dollars in yearly costs and time. The yearly grant received from the state has been cut causing the town to have less funds to credit residents, the actual charge from John’s has remained the same.
John’s has a limit on tires put out for disposal. They will collect a maximum of 8 tires per year per household, with a limit of 2 per pick-up and only on the bulky pick up day (rd Friday of each month). Tires larger than 42” need to be cut diagonally into 4 pie pieces.
John’s Disposal Service, Inc.
W3875 Highway “U”
Whitewater, WI 53190
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.
Twice a year the Town of Genesee provides Saturday Drop-Off days for large brush, yard waste, and grass clippings. Click on the calendar for dates and times. Residents will be notified of dates/times.
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 70 pounds.
Put leaves and grass in bags (which will be cut open for loading into the truck).
Prescription / Over-The-Counter Medicine Collection Program
The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with CVS Pharmacy recognizes that the abuse of prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications are a growing concern to the residents of Waukesha County.
The proper safe disposal of these medications is imperative to keeping our communities and environment safe. For your convenience in disposing of unwanted prescriptions and over-the-counter medicine, three CVS drop boxes have been placed in three different locations throughout Waukesha County. They are located at the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office, Pewaukee City Hall and the Village of Sussex Village Hall.
Visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/MedicationCollection/ for more information.
Electronics & Appliance Recycling
Electronic & Appliance Recycling Options
There are no municipal recycling drop-off sites in Waukesha County that accept electronics or appliances from Genesee residents.
Here are some options: (Always call ahead as policies and fees change)
- John’s Disposal will accept ALL types and sizes of tvs from Genesee residents, but there is a fee. You must call first to arrange for a pickup. (262-473-4700)
John’s Disposal also accepts appliances curbside on bulk pickup days; call John’s for more info.
- Waukesha County has contracted with 2 private companies for a special e-waste and appliance collection event on the 2nd Saturday of every month, open to any County resident with proof of residency. The hours are 9am-noon, and the location rotates between various Waukesha County communities.There is no charge to drop off appliances or electronics with the exception of TVs and CRT computer monitors. There is a flat charge of $25.00 per TV (all types & sizes are accepted) and $10.00 per CRT computer monitor. (Cash only). Visit the Waukesha County website for the collection schedule and more information.
- Best Buy will accept tube tvs less than 32” in screen diameter and flat-screen tvs up to 50” in screen diameter for a minimum fee of $25 each. They do not accept rear-projector, consoles or other types. Visit the Best Buy recycling website for more info and other accepted e-waste.
- Jensen Environmental in Muskego on College Ct accepts ALL types and sizes of tvs from any County resident. The current fee is $0.35 per lb with a minimum of $15. Residents must call ahead to make sure the scale is available. (414-422-9169)
- Recycle Technologies in Waukesha accepts all tvs and other electronics; the current charge is $0.45 per lb for tvs.
- Waukesha Recycling on Tesch Ct. in the City of Waukesha accepts all tvs and other electronics and currently charges a flat rate of $45 per TV, regardless of size or type (including consoles).
- Goodwill no longer accepts any tvs, with the possible exception of newish flat-screen types. Most Goodwill stores do not accept any TVs
Used motor oil & oil filters: All Firestone Stores, Walmart Tire Centers and O’Reilly Auto Parts stores are among several businesses in the County that accept oil and oil filters for free; no purchase necessary. Most businesses that provide oil change services follow this policy. In addition, John’s Disposal will pick up properly contained used motor oil in quantities of 1-5 gal curbside on ‘bulk’ pickup days. The City of Waukesha also accepts used motor oil, oil filters, and antifreeze from any County resident at their recycling center on Sentry Dr.
Questions? Please call Marcia McCann, Town Recycling Coordinator, at 262-391-7324 or the Town Hall at 262-968-3656.