Garbage and Recycling
GREAT NEWS: YOU NO LONGER NEED A GARBAGE CALENDAR STARTING JANUARY 1, 2019 GARBAGE AND RECYCLING WILL BE PICKED UP WEEKLY
September, 2018, Chairman’s article
There will be major changes in our garbage and recycling contract with John’s Pickup Service beginning January 1, 2019.
Many residents have requested a weekly pickup of recyclables. We anticipate that this will increase recycling and be an additional convenience. Along with the weekly recyclables pickup beginning in 2019, there is also a provision for pickup of certain electronic items. (Certain restrictions apply. Please see information in this newsletter and on our website.) Another major change is that there will no longer be town wide pickup of bulk items on the third Friday of each month. If you have a bulk pickup, you will need to call John’s at least 72 hours in advance. There is no additional charge. This is part of the new contract and you will only be allowed one bulk pickup per month. This is a major convenience for those who don’t wish to wait a month to dispose of their bulk items. You will need to remember, however, that one electronic item will be considered your bulk pickup for the month.
2019 costs to our residents are as follows: $12.29 per unit per month for disposal service and $5.20 per unit per month for recycling service, for a total yearly cost per unit of $209.88. The contract also includes twice a year special yard waste drop off at the Town Hall.
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. Tires larger than 42” need to be cut diagonally into 4 pie pieces.
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.
- John’s Disposal will accept ALL types and sizes of TV's from Genesee residents. You must call first to arrange for a pickup. 262-473-4700
- 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.