Public Works

Refuse and Recycling Information


Please remember to place your household waste and recyclables at the curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day Refuse and recycling routes do not operate per appointed times and can perform collection at any point in the day.  For more information on special pick-ups of yard waste and furniture/appliances please click here. 

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* MMSD offers Household Hazardous Waste Collection sites:


The Village of Greendale is pleased to announce a change to our curbside recycling program by beginning the use of 95 gallon recycling carts.  The change is in response to requests from citizens for larger recycling containers, and the fact that the Village’s curbside recycling program collects less recyclables per capita than many of our neighboring communities.  The Village currently collects approximately 155 pounds of recyclable material per capita, whereas some of our nearby communities collect as much as 283 pounds per capita.  Increasing recycling results in more income from the sale of recycled material and reduces expenses paid for dumping material into a landfill, which could have been recycled. 

The Village will pay half of the cost of each recycling cart and bill the other half of the cost of each cart on the utility bills over four utility billing periods at a rate of $5.62 per quarter for a total cost of $22.48.

Currently the Department of Public Works uses a two person crew; one driver and one picker with a rear loader style of truck to collect recyclables.  The amount of recyclables collected curbside and at the DPW yard are less than the amount collected by similar communities.  The Village will collect more recyclables and reduce the amount of refuse it pays to dispose of if the Village uses recycling carts verses the current recycling bins.  For each additional ton of recyclables collected the Village will save $38.49 on refuse disposal and receive the mark rate for additional recyclables which is presently $0.  The cost to provide recycling carts to each single, two, and three family home in Greendale is approximately $215,000.  The collection process will be made easier and safer with the use of recycling carts, which would attach to the truck and tip hydraulically.

The Village will collect more recyclables and reduce the amount of refuse it pays to dispose of if the Village uses recycling carts verses the current recycling bins.

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Residents have the choice of purchasing a 95 or 65 gallon rolling cart from the Village or to use their own container.  If you choose to use your own, then the following guidelines apply:
-  No container shall have a capacity of no less than 20 gallons, but no more than 32 gallons.
-  No single container may weigh more than 50 pounds.

To purchase a Village garbage cart you may either stop at the Village Hall from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday, fill out the form below and pay online, or mail in the attached form with your payment.   The carts have an attached lid and wheels making it easier to bring garbage to the curb.  The 95 gallon cart is $50 and the 65 gallon cart is $45.  Carts will be delivered by the Department of Public Works. The carts will be delivered once a week on Fridays, except in cases of holidays or inclement weather.  

Garbage Cart Form
In order to place your order online upon completion of the form you must pay the garbage cart fee of $45 or $50 online by clicking here (please note there are credit card convenience fees)



Phone Number: 


Please select your garbage cart size choice below:

If you will not be home for delivery (typically delivered the Friday after payment/form is received) please indicate where on the property we should place the cart:

How will you be paying for the cart?  Payment must be received prior to cart being delivered.


Contact the Village Hall with any additional questions 423-2100.


The Recycling Center is open year-round (except for major Holidays) Monday through Friday 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.  From April through November the Recycling Center is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  From December through March the Recycling Center is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  A valid Wisconsin driver's license will be required to establish proof of Greendale residency.


  • Friday April 19: 7 am to 11 am (re-open Saturday April 20 8 am to 4 pm)
  • Monday May 27: Closed
  • Thursday July 4: Closed
  • Monday September 2: Closed
  • Thursday November 28: Closed (re-open Friday November 29)
  • Tuesday December 24: 7 am to 11 am
  • Wednesday December 25: Closed
  • Tuesday December 31: 7 am to 11 am
  • Wednesday January 1, 2020: Closed