Garbage & Recycling


Attention:
Remember cardboard, boxboard, papers must be flattened and bundled together. Please refer to the blue recycling calendar for instructions.
We appreciate your cooperation!

Refuse & Recycling Information

Town & Country Sanitation is the contracted disposal company for the Village of Blue Mounds garbage and recycling.  Town & Country’s phone number is 1-800-626-1915.

COLLECTION TIMES AND SETTING OUT REFUSE AND RECYCLING

Collections will be made weekly on the designated collection day between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Trash and recyclables are to be set to the curb before 7:00 a.m. on the designated removal day.  The Village of Blue Mounds recommends garbage/recycling shall be placed for collection at curbside no sooner than the evening before the scheduled collection day.  Containers should be set at the edge of the curb on the grass and not in the street.  All items not meeting the proper criteria for curbside refuse disposal and recycling will be tagged and left at the curb.  

REFUSE CONTAINER SIZE AND AMOUNT

The Village contract with Town & Country Sanitation allows up to three (3) thirty (30) gallon bags or containers of regular household refuse per week.  Each bag or container must weigh less than 50 pounds.  Trash is to be placed at the curb in containers, cartons or water tight clear plastic bags with a capacity of no more than 30 gallons.  Any containers placed at the curb are the responsibility of the resident.  All items not meeting the proper criteria will be tagged and left at the curb and require the resident/property owner to dispose of these items properly.  

BLUE MOUNDS COMPOST

The Village’s compost pile is located at 10961 County ID behind the smaller building on left side. Click here for information on items that can be composted. Please NO FOOD SCRAPS.

BRUSH COLLECTION

The Village has a chipper that can handle branches and brush. It is collected bi-weekly on Thursdays, starting in May.  See calendar for dates. If you would like to keep the chips, contact Public Works.

ANNUAL VILLAGE WIDE CLEAN UP – Coming this spring!

Each year on the first Saturday of May, the Village provides a clean up day for everyone to drop off unwanted items that are not accepted as “regular” garbage. 

RECYCLING BINS

You may purchase a recycling bin at the Village Office during business hours at a cost of $9.00 each.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

When the garbage/recycling collection day falls on a holiday, the collection will be on the following day unless otherwise noted.

SPECIAL ITEM REMOVAL

DANE COUNTY PROGRAMS have several locations to recycle, reuse, or dispose of items, which are available to any Dane County resident.  The Dane County web site information is available by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.  The Dane County Solid Waste Hotline can be reached by calling 267-1502 for a recorded message.

Town & Country Sanitation is the contracted disposal company for the Village of Blue Mounds and they will remove special items at curb side. However, special arrangements need to be made to schedule removal and make payment arrangements for these items.  For more information, call Town & Country at 1-800-626-1915.  The items listed below can be removed by Town & Country for a FEE.  All items not meeting the proper criteria for curbside refuse disposal and recycling will be tagged and left at the curb.  Residents must call Town & Country at least one day before regular pickup day to arrange for special item pickup.  Payment for extra items are COD, and can be set up with a credit card when calling in the items, or paid via check on the day of pickup.   

Appliances with Freon (refrigerator, freezer, air conditioner, dehumidifier) 

Appliances without Freon – (Must provide Freon removal certificate)  

Auto Tires   

Batteries (auto)  

Furniture & Sofas  

Large Grill   

Push Lawn Mower (free of gas and oil)  

Riding Lawn Mower (free of gas and oil)  

Microwaves, Televisions, Toilets and Sinks   

Construction Materials

Carpet

PAINT:  Latex paint cans must be empty, or the remaining paint must be dry with lid removed.  To dry latex paints and water based paints, leave the lid off and allow to dry, or add kitty litter to paint to speed up the drying process.  Once dry, the latex paint cans may then be thrown in the regular trash or left at the curb on the regular collection day.  

Latex paint, if greater than 1/2 full can be taken to Clean Sweep to allow others to use the leftover paint.  Paint cans with oil and enamel based paint must be taken to the Clean Sweep Collection Facility  whose link is available by clicking on the Dane County Programs link at the bottom of this page.

HAZARDOUS MATERIAL

Hazardous materials will not be removed by Town & Country Sanitation and should not be set out with your regular garbage. 

Fluorescent Lamps and Incandescent Bulbs

Waste lamps and incandescent bulbs are regulated as hazardous wastes because they contain toxic heavy metals.  If these lamps are burned or thrown into landfills, the mercury and lead in them can be released into the environment, where contamination problems can occur. For information on fluorescent lamps and incandescent bulbs click on the link to Dane County.   

Medical Sharps & Syringes

Sharps are not allowed to be disposed with refuse or recyclable materials.  These items must be disposed of by returning them to a medical facility or pharmacy that accepts these materials.  The American Diabetes Association can be contacted to find a registered collection site at 1-800-342-2383. 

Pesticides and other Chemicals

All hazardous material such as pesticides and chemicals must be taken to Clean Sweep of Madison Collection Facility. 

Animal Waste

To properly dispose of animal waste, please contact your local pet store for a kit to bury the animal waste in your back yard which allows it to decompose naturally.

DANE COUNTY PROGRAMS have several locations to recycle, reuse, or dispose of items, which are available to any Dane County resident. The Dane County Landfill Information can be found at 608-838-9555 and for Clean Sweep/Electronic Recycling please call 608-838-3212.

CLEAN SWEEP