Solid Waste & Recycling

Phone 920-262-4080
Fax 920-262-4082

Monday, May 30
In observance of the Memorial Day Holiday Recycle and Solid Waste will NOT be picked up on Monday, May 30. Double crews will be working to complete pickups on Tuesday, May 31.

Dan Zuelsdorf, Street Superintendent  920-206-4272
Rob Roe, Solid Waste Foreman 920-206-4279
Stacy Winkelman, Office Manager 920-262-4047
Jane Flanigan, Administrative Assistant  920-206-4270

811 South First Street
Watertown WI 53094

Office Hours:
Closed Monday, May 31
Monday - Friday
6:30am to 3:30pm
2022 Saturdays:
April 9, June 11, August 6 and October 15:  8am to Noon

Solid Waste & Recycle curbside collections begin at 6am

Yard Waste
Site closed for Memorial Day, Monday, May 30.
Grass clippings, vines, garden plants, fruits, vegetables, flowers, leaves, cornstalks, twigs, brush, etc...Residents take to the yard waste site at 1507 Boomer Street. Please separate waste to drop off at appropriate area. 
  1.  Garden/leaves/plants/flowers
  2. Twigs/branches/brush
  3. Dirt 
  4.  Rocks
The site is open for residents Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 to 7pm and Saturdays 9am to 1pm.

Wood chips from the Street/Parks crew are available for pick up at the yard waste site. 

Absolutely NO garbage or plastic bags may be deposited at the site.  Landscape timbers, fencing and railroad ties are not accepted at the yard waste site and must be taken to Street/Recycle Center (fees apply).

An attendant will be there for directions and questions.  Lift assistance is not available.
Operates April through November annually, weather permitting. 

Leaves are only picked up curbside in the autumn - typically October and November.

Garbage and Recycle carts containing  yard waste at curbside will be tagged and not emptied!

Solid Waste and Recycle Holiday Guide





Memorial Day

May 30, 2022


Tuesday, May 31, 2022

4th of July

July 4, 2022


Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Labor Day

September 5, 2022


Tuesday, Sept 6, 2022

Veteran’s Day

November 11, 2022


Monday, Nov 14, 2022

Thanksgiving Day

November 24, 2022


Wednesday, Nov 23, 2022

Day after Thanksgiving

November 25, 2022


Monday, Nov 28, 2022

Christmas Eve Day

December 24, 2022

Observed December 23


Thursday, Dec 22, 2022

Christmas Day

December 25, 2022

Observed December 26


Tuesday, Dec 27, 2022

New Year’s Eve Day

December 31, 2022

Observed December 30


Thursday, Dec 29, 2022

New Year’s Day

January 1, 2023

Observed January 2


Tuesday, Jan 3, 2023

Weekly Collections
Due to ever changing schedules and duties your garbage and recycle carts may not be emptied at a "usual" or given time.  As an example: The team may empty all the gray garbage carts at 7am, empty the truck, then return and collect all blue recycle carts at 1pm  -  OR -  the team may change-up drivers and run the route in different direction thus in the summer your carts were emptied at 8am may now be emptied at 1pm.  Before you remove your cart from the curb please make sure we emptied it.

Street Department/Recycle Center 
Drop off at Street Department, 811 S. First St, of electronics, furniture, mattresses/box springs, construction debris*, and extra garbage or recycling with the following guidelines:

  • Check into office upon arrival
  • Lifting assistance is not available
  • Fees may apply  - form on left menu
  • Payment:  Cash, Check, Credit/Debit Card
Carpeting:  Please know your room size for pricing and have carpeting rolls (tied or taped) no longer than four feet. Length x Width = Square Feet ÷ 9 = Square Yards (round to the nearest dollar)

Construction debris  - please call to ensure we have space before loading and delivering it to the Street Department/Recycle Center.  This is intended for minor construction repairs - please make other arrangements for large jobs.  As an example- we do not accept shingles from entire roofing jobs. No concrete and maximum length of debris should be 6 feet. Fees Apply.

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