Garbage and Recycling
Garbage and Recycling
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.
2021 costs to our residents are as follows: $12.29 per unit per month for disposal service and $5.45 per unit per month for recycling service, for a total yearly cost per unit of $212.88. 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.
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 the Town Hall at 262-968-3656 or Waukesha County Recycles at 262-896-8300