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City of Green Bay Garbage Regulations

Users of this service are requested to cooperate with the City in the enforcement of the following regulations:

Garbage Containers

Size:   32 gallon maximum.
Weight:   50 lbs. maximum (filled).
Type: Can: 32 gallon with cover and handles (no fiber containers)
  Bags: plastic 1-1/2 millimeter (use of plastic bags encouraged).
How Many:   Maximum of four (4) 32-gallon containers (or equal volume) per property, or two (2) 32-galloncontainers (or equal volume) per dwelling unit, whichever is greater
When:   Accepted once per week

Location of Containers

Garbage shall be prepared for collection and placed at curb line (no pick up will be made in the alley adjoining residential property nor from any snow banks).

Do not place on or near the curb any personal property, building, garden or landscaping materials – it may be picked up by mistake!

Conditions/Times of Collection

Refuse must be set out for collection by 7:00 am on day of collection but not more than 12 hours in advance of your collection day.  Any refuse set out more than 12 hours before collection day will be picked up and the cost of the collection will be billed to the property owner. Containers must be removed from curbside within 12 hours after collection.

All garbage shall be drained and free of liquid, wrapped, packaged, and/or bundled.

Collection crews are not permitted to pick up solid waste if rules and regulations are violated.       Do not place personal property on or near curb on collection day – it may be picked up by mistake!

Holiday Schedule

When a full day holiday (New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas) falls on a regular workday (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday), garbage and recycling collection will be delayed by one (1) day for any days remaining in that week.

For example, if the full holiday falls on Monday, Monday’s collection will occur on Tuesday. If the holiday falls on Tuesday, Monday’s collection will follow the normal schedule, but Tuesday will be collected on Wednesday, and so forth as the holiday falls on the days during the week.

Full day holidays falling on a Saturday do not affect the normal schedule in any way. Full day holidays falling on a Sunday would make every day’s collection that week one day later – in other words, Monday’s collection would move to Tuesday, Tuesday’s collection would move to Wednesday, Wednesday’s collection would move to Thursday, Thursday’s collection would move to Friday, and Friday’s collection would moved to Saturday.

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

Garbage not collected by the City

Electronic Waste Computers, computer accessories, tv’s, cell phones & other electronics
Hazardous/Toxic Waste Chemicals, petroleum products, liquid paint, etc
Noxious Waste Carcasses, entrails, oily or greasy substances; No animal droppings will be picked up
Batteries  
Tires  
Waste Oil Liquids There are two waste oil drop-off sites: 519 S. Oneida St (off of W Mason St) & 1820 Mills St
Hot Cinders, Embers or Ashes These may be collected if cooled and place in a plastic bag.
Medical/Infectious Waste Needles, pharmaceutical materials – contact a local pharmacy for proper disposal
Propane Tanks Check locations of propane sales to see if they will exchange or upgrade the tanks; or take to Brown County Household Hazardous Waste facility located at 2561 S. Broadway.  Hours are Thursdays from 12-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cooking Oil  
Animal injury/Fatality Please contact the City of Green Bay Animal Control officer at (920)448-3200 or Bay Area Humane Society at (920)469-3110.