Trash

NEW! Click the link for a printable version of the completed 2017 DPW Information Guide.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • DO NOT PLACE PERSONAL PROPERTY ON OR NEAR THE CURB. It may be picked up by mistake and you may be charged.
  • No loose trash can be placed outside the cart, except during overflow weeks.
  • Trash shall be drained and free of liquid, wrapped, packaged, and/or bundled.
  • Cold ashes and sawdust must be bagged and closed before being placed in the trash cart.
  • All invoices are sent to the property owner.
  • Any person(s) or business selling services for construction, remodeling, demolition, tree/brush trimming, or stump and wood chip removal is required to dispose of the resulting debris. If debris is left at the curb by the business, the City will dispose of it and the property owner will be billed for the actual cost of removal.

CARTS

Type: City-issued trash and recycle carts only. No other bags or containers can be used. Lids must be securely closed to be collected.
Size: 96-gallon or 64-gallon.
Weight: 200 pounds.
How Many: One (1) only trash cart per residential unit and business.
When: Collected once per week from residential and business. See Sanitation Routes Map for your collection day.

TIMES OF COLLECTION

Carts should be out by 6:00 A.M. on the scheduled day of collection, but shall not be placed out more than 12 hours before collection day and shall be removed not more than 12 hours after collection day. Carts need to be placed along the curb line immediately adjacent to the property which has generated the waste. Carts left at the curb outside these designated times will be picked up and charged to the property owner at $49.00* per collection.

HOLIDAY COLLECTION

Place carts out on your normal collection day to assure collection.

When a full day holiday (New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day) falls on a regular workday (Monday – Friday) garbage and recycling collection may be delayed by one (1) day, with Friday’s collection being picked up on Saturday.

When a half-day holiday (Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and Good Friday) falls on a regular workday, garbage and recycling collection will remain on the normal collection schedule.

LOCATION OF CARTS DURING COLLECTION

  • Carts shall be placed at curb line for collection.
  • The cart’s numbered side must face the street.
  • Place the City-issued carts four (4) feet apart from each other AND 4 feet away from other objects such as mailboxes, trees, etc.
  • No pick up will be made in the alley adjoining residential property.
  • No pick up will be made from atop or from behind a snow bank – clear 4-foot areas on the terrace, with 4 feet apart, where the carts can be placed.

cart-location-at-curb

CART STORAGE

Per City of Green Bay Ordinance 9.02(7) (e) (9) garbage and recycling tipper carts and containers shall be stored according to the following rules:

1. CANNOT be stored within 15 feet of the public street right-of-way.
2. CANNOT be stored on the street side or alongside a building UNLESS the cart is completely screened from view of an observer located at the street public right-of-way. Acceptable screening devices include bushes, fences, and other enclosures that visually block the view of tipper cart by people passing by the property.
3. CANNOT be stored near furnace, grill or other heat source.
4. CAN be stored in the backyard, garage, or another convenient and discreet location.
5. MUST be stored with the lid completely closed.
6. Variances will be considered by Department of Public Works for justifiable reasons.

Failure to properly store your garbage or recycling cart in accordance to City Ordinance will result in the City moving your cart to an acceptable location and invoicing the property owner.

HAZARDOUS WASTE NOT COLLECTED

The City of Green Bay does NOT collect any type of hazardous waste as mentioned below. Please contact Brown County Household Hazardous Waste Facility for hours, fees, and proper handling and disposal of such material.

  • Paint, gasoline, paint thinners, solvents
  • Acids, bases, cleaning products
  • Pool chemicals, pesticides
  • Fluorescent lights, ballast, computers & electronics, cooking oil, propane tanks, oil, antifreeze, batteries
  • Medical and infectious trash (i.e., needles, pharmaceutical materials)
  • Waste oil, such as motor oil, can be taken to either of the City Garage locations

For animal injuries or fatalities on roadways, call Green Bay Police Department Animal Control Officer at 920-448-3208.

WASTE OIL DROP OFF

Used motor oil is a hazardous substance that requires special handling. Used oil should not be put in the trash and should never be dumped in sewers or household drains.

The City of Green Bay has two (2) drop-off sites at both City garage locations for used motor oil, waste engine oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, hydraulic oil, gear oil and other lubricants. These public sites are open 24 hours a day to residents. You must empty your oil into a tank on site and discard the container properly.

SPECIAL TRASH NOT COLLECTED

Bulk household items (as described below) can be taken to drop off locations at the East or West Side Municipal Garages. Items NOT accepted at these locations are construction, remodeling, or demolition trash (as described below), bagged household waste, recycling, carpet, tires, batteries, Freon containing units, propane tanks, fluorescent light bulbs – ballasts, soil, stone, yard waste, concrete, electronics, or move out debris.  Bulk household items may also be taken to the Brown County Transfer Station, fees will apply.

BULK HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

Sofas, couches, loveseats, tables, chairs, desks, mattresses, box springs, beds, cribs, entertainment centers, free-standing cabinets, grills (propane tank removed), ladders, mowers (oil, gas, & filters removed), exercise equipment, lawn/patio furniture, swing sets, bikes, lawn & holiday display items, etc. placed curbside will be invoiced as follows:

  • $70.00* up to and including three (3) cubic yards
  • $140.00* over three (3) cubic yards to ten (10) cubic yards
  • $210.00* over ten (10) cubic yards

CONSTRUCTION, REMODELING, DEMOLITION TRASH

Carpet, concrete, shingles, plaster, drywall, insulation, junk wood, roofing, flooring, piping, toilets, sinks, compressors, asphalt, siding, brick, tile, cabinets, empty lot cleanup (trees/brush/stumps), soil, stones, rocks, clay, etc. placed curbside will be invoiced as follows:

  • $47.00* per cubic yard

ELECTRONICS

Computers, computer accessories, TVs, cell phones and other electronics placed curbside will be invoiced as follows:

  • $49.00* per collection

APPLIANCES

Appliances placed curbside will be invoiced as follows:

  • $25.00* for collection of all appliances except for refrigerators and freezers (i.e., stoves, dehumidifiers, dishwashers, microwaves, washers, dryers, water heaters, furnaces, window air conditioners, etc.)
  • $35.00* for collection of refrigerators and freezers (remove doors)

FEES FOR SPECIAL COLLECTION

Please note that fees will be invoiced to the property owner if the City collects the non-complying set-out. Invoices not paid within 30 days will be added to the tax roll.

*Note:  Charges listed are 2016 rates and are subject to change annually

To avoid fees, City residents may bring Bulk Household Items (as described above) and Electronics (fees may apply) to these drop off locations:

Hours: Monday – Thursday 7am – 3pm, Friday 7am – 6pm, 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month 7am – Noon

Please note this is only open to residents using private cars, pick-ups, vans, SUVs & trailers ONLY. Vehicles/trailers with commercial markings & trucks/trailers with dump bodies are NOT allowed.

OVERFLOW TRASH/BULK PICK UP

In 2016, the City will offer four (4) annual curbside “overflow” collection weeks of overflow trash bags outside of the trash cart free of charge. Residents may place up to four (4) 32-gallon plastic bags, at curbside during these weeks. It does NOT include construction, remodeling, or demolition trash, electronics, bulk household items or appliances as described above, if these items are placed to the curb, they will be collected & charged accordingly. This will occur during the weeks of: March 14-18, July 11-15, September 12-16 and December 27-31, 2016. Please have items out to the curb on your collection day.

The City will also offer two (2) annual curbside collection weeks of bulk household items (as described above) up to 2 cubic yards (6’ x 3’ x 3’) free of charge the weeks of March 14-18 and September 12-16.  It does NOT include construction, remodeling or demolition trash, move out trash, electronics or appliances as described above, if these items are placed to the curb, they will be collected & charged accordingly. Please have items out to the curb on your collection day.

In 2017, the City will offer four (4) annual curbside “overflow” collection weeks of overflow trash bags outside of the trash cart free of charge during the weeks of: March 13-17, July 10-14, September 11-15 and December 26-30, 2017.

Residents may place up to four (4) 32-gallon plastic bags, at curbside during these weeks. Please have items out to the curb on your collection day. (It does NOT include construction, remodeling, or demolition trash, electronics, bulk household items or appliances.)

The City will also offer two (2) annual curbside collection weeks of bulk household items up to 2 cubic yards (6’ x 3’ x 3’) free of charge the weeks of March 13-17, 2017 and September 11-15, 2017. Please have items out to the curb on your collection day. (It does NOT include construction, remodeling or demolition trash, move out trash, electronics or appliances.)

If any of these items or excess of items are placed at the curb, they will be picked up and charged accordingly. All invoices are sent to the property owner.

Overflow Household Waste Calendar – 2016     Special Waste Drop Off Locations – 2016   Overflow Household Waste Calendar – 2017