Sanitation Routes Map


City of Green Bay Garbage Regulations

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


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 for your collection day at

Location of Carts

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.

Conditions/Times of Collection

Refuse must be set out for collection by 6:00 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 as an early set out at $59.00 per collection. 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-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.


DO NOT PLACE PERSONAL PROPERTY ON OR NEAR THE CURB – It may be picked up by mistake AND you may be charged for either an early set out or special trash collection!

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.

Collection crews are not permitted to pick up solid waste if rules and regulations are violated.

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.


 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
 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.


Bulk household items that don’t fit into the trash cart cannot be set to the curb (outside of the trash cart) on your collection day anymore. Residents must now plan ahead!  Bulk household items and electronics (fees may apply) can be taken drop off locations to the East Side Municipal Garage, 1820 Mills Street (Henry Street entrance) and the West Side Municipal Garage, 519 S. Oneida Street (Redwood Drive entrance off West Mason Street). Hours are 7:00 am to 6:00 pm year-round.

Or, you can take bulk household items to the Brown County Transfer Station at 3734 West Mason Street (call Brown County’s Resource Recovery Department 490-2706 for hours and fees).

In 2014, 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 the 3rd week of March, the 2nd week of July, the 3rd week of September, and the 4th week of December.  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 these 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 the 3rd week of March and the 3rd week of September. (It does NOT INCLUDE construction, remodeling, or demolition trash, electronics, or appliances described below.)

 Overflow Household Waste Calendar – 2014


Please note that fees will be invoiced to the property owner if the City collects the non-complying set-out after a violation tag is issued.


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

  • $59.00* per collection


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

  • $48.00* 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. REMOVE DOORS FROM REFRIGERATORS AND FREEZERS.

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

Bulk Household Items & Appliances can be taken to the Bulk Drop Off Sites free of charge, however Construction, Remodeling, and Demolition Trash ARE NOT accepted at these locations. Hours of operation are 7 days a week (including weekends and holidays), 7am-6pm.

Bulk Household Item Drop Sites: