Type: City-issued trash cart only.  No loose trash can be placed outside the cart.  No other bags or containers can be used.
Size: 96-gallon or 64-gallon.
Weight: 200 pounds.
 How Many: One (1) only trash cart per residential unit and business.
Where: Collected from every residential unit and business.
When: Accepted once per week. See Sanitation Routes Map for your collection day.


Trash cart shall be placed at curb line for collection.  The trash 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.


Carts CANNOT be stored within 15 feet of the public right-of-way and MUST be visually blocked from view of people passing by the property.

Acceptable/Unacceptable Cart Storage


Trash and recycling cart(s) must be set out for collection by 6:00 am on day of collection.  However, do not place cart(s) out more than 12 hours in advance of, or leave at curb more than 12 hours after, your collection day.  Any trash/recycling at the curb under these circumstances will be picked up and the cost of the collection will be billed to the property owner as an early set out at $60.00* per collection.  Please note that fees will be invoiced to the property owner if the City collects any trash or recycling outside designated collection times.


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 will be delayed by one (1) day, with Friday’s collection being picked up on Saturday.

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.


DO NOT PLACE PERSONAL PROPERTY ON OR NEAR THE CURB – It may be picked up by mistake AND you may be charged.

All trash must be placed in the trash cart.  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.

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.


The City of Green Bay does NOT collect any type of hazardous waste as mentioned below.  Please contact Brown County Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 2561 S. Broadway, at (920) 492-4950 for hours, fees, and proper handling and disposal of such material.

  • Hazardous chemicals, liquid paint, petroleum products and/or toxic trash
  • Waste oil, cooking oil, batteries, and fluorescent light bulbs
  • Medical and infectious trash (i.e., needles, pharmaceutical materials)
  • Propane tanks
  • For animal injuries or fatalities on roadways, call Green Bay Police Department Animal Control Officer at (920) 448-3200.


Bulk Household Items that do not fit into the trash cart cannot be set to the curb (outside of the trash cart) on your collection day.  Bulk Household Items and Electronics (fees may apply) can be taken to drop off locations:

Hours are 7:00 am to 6:00 pm year-round (including weekends and holidays). Construction, Remodeling, and Demolition Trash ARE NOT accepted at these locations. For more information, call (920) 448-3535.

Bulk Household Items, Construction, Remodeling, Demolition Trash, Appliances, and excess trash may also be taken to the Brown County Transfer Station at 3734 West Mason Street, fees do apply. Click here for more information.

The City will offer four (4) annual curbside “overflow” collection weeks of trash IN PLASTIC BAGS only outside of the trash cart free of charge during one week each in March, July, September, and December (weeks subject to change yearly).  You may place up to four (4) 32-gallon plastic bags, or maximum of eight (8) smaller plastic bags (such as trash basket plastic liners), at curbside during designated weeks.  (It does NOT INCLUDE construction, remodeling, or demolition trash, electronics, bulk household items or appliances described below.)

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 during one designated week in March and one week in September (weeks subject to change yearly).  (It does NOT INCLUDE construction, remodeling, demolition trash, electronics or appliances described below).

Overflow Household Waste Calendar – 2015

Special Waste Drop Off Locations


Please note that fees will be invoiced to the property owner if the City collects any non-complying items.


Computers, computer accessories, TVs, cell phones and other electronics.

$60.00* per collection


Carpet, concrete, shingles, plaster, drywall, insulation, junk wood, roofing, flooring, doors, windows, piping, toilets, sinks, air conditioning compressors, asphalt, siding, brick, tile, cabinets, empty lot cleanup (trees/brush/stumps), soil, stones, rocks, clay, etc.

$49.00* per cubic yard


Sofas, couches, loveseats, tables, chairs, desks, mattresses, box springs, beds, cribs, entertainment centers, free-standing cabinets, grills, ladders, mowers, exercise equipment, lawn/patio furniture, swing sets, bikes, lawn & holiday display items, etc.

$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


$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. Please remove doors from refrigerators and freezers.

*Note:  Charges listed are 2014 rates and are subject to change annually.