Town of Dunkirk, Wisconsin

Garbage/Recycling Services

Curbside Trash and Recycling Pickup

In 2012, Johns Disposal Service will provide curbside trash and recycling pick-up for town residents. The charge for this service is included on Town tax bills each year.  Garbage pick-up will remain the same as last year, with residents placing an unlimited amount of garbage in their own containers.  Johns has provided toters for recycled items and will pick up every other week.   If you have questions regarding your individual recycling pick-up schedule, please view the calendar at www.johnsdisposal.com. 

Residential Trash: Residents can set out an unlimited amount of trash for pick up.

Contact Johns Disposal at (888) 473-4701 or office@johnsdisposal.com.

Recycles:
  • Paper: junk mail, catalogs, notebooks, newspaper, phone books, file folders, magazines, and boxboard (cereal, cookie, soda boxes)
  • Plastic containers marked #1 to #7
  • Aluminum cans
  • Glass jars and bottles
  • Tin or bimetal food containers
  • Aerosol cans: must be empty

Brush

The Dunkirk Brush and Yardwaste Site is located on Collins Road. It is open from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday in the months of April through November.   Questions about the Burn Site can be directed to the Town Clerk Melanie Huchthausen at (608) 873-9177.

Hazardous Materials Disposal

The Dane County Department of Public Works provides Clean Sweep, a program for hazardous materials disposal. It also provides recycling programs for computers, light bulbs, old thermostats, and other household items as well as a composting program. The Dane County Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division can be contacted at (608) 266-4018.

More information available at www.co.dane.wi.us/pubworks/recyc/csaccept.htm

E-Cycle Wisconsin Provides Easier Electronics Recycling

by Bridgette Valdez-Kogle, DNR

A new statewide electronics recycling law, passed in October 2009, is creating new recycling opportunities for Wisconsin households and schools.  The law also bans many electronics from Wisconsin landfills and incinerators starting September 1, 2010.

The E-Cycle Wisconsin program, created under the laws by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), provides more electronics recycling options in many parts of the state. To find a collection site in your area, visit http://dnr.wi.gov/ecyclewisconsin.

Recycling your electronics is important because they contain valuable materials that can be recycled and reused.  These materials include plastics, steel, glass and precious metals like gold and copper.

Many devices also contain dangerous materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium and chemical flame retardants.  If disposed of improperly, these materials can leach into the environment where they may affect human and environmental health.

"After September 1, no one in Wisconsin may put items such as TVs, computers, printers and cell phones in the trash," said Ann Coakley, director of the DNR's Waste and Materials Management Program.  "Electronics are resources that are too valuable to waste, and we can help both our economy and environment by recycling them."

Contact your recycling program or visit http://dnr.wi.gov/ecyclewisconsin to learn more and to find where to recycle your electronics.