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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.



  • 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.


Under Chapter 9 of Municipal Code, garbage and recycling carts can NOT be stored during the time period between collection days in the following locations:

  • Within 15 feet of the public right-of way except during collection periods.
  • Carts shall not be stored on any side street of a building unless the cart is completely screened from view at the public right-of way.
  • On, under, or alongside of a front porch, stoop, landing, assessable ramp, or deck fronting that can be viewed at the public right-of-way.
  • All carts must be stored with lids securely closed.

Please note that fees will be invoiced to the property owner if the City moves the trash or recycle cart after a first warning is issued.


  • 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 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 $60.00* per 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.


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

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


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.


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.


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


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:

  • $49.00* per cubic yard


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

  • $60.00* per collection


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)


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

*Note:  Charges listed are 2015 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 are 7:00 am to 6:00 pm year-round (including weekends and holidays).


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 during the weeks of:  March 14-18, July 11-15, September 12-16 and December 27-31, 2016.

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.)

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 14-18 and September 12-16 .  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 as described above.)

Overflow Household Waste Calendar – 2015

Overflow Household Waste Calendar – 2016

Special Waste Drop Off Locations – 2016