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    For residents of communities in the Waukesha County Recycling Program:  Big Bend, Brookfield (C&T), Chenequa, Delafield (C&T), Dousman, Eagle Village, Elm Grove, Hartland, Lac LaBelle, Lisbon, Merton (T&V), Muskego, Nashotah, New Berlin,
    Ocon (C&T), Ocon Lake, Pewaukee (C&V), Summit, Vernon, Wales, Waukesha (C&T)
    Household Recycling Guide available on the Recycling at Home webpage. (Printable Version)

    News & Events


     Temporary Closings of 3 Household Hazardous Waste Sites in December and January!!

    Communities Join Waukesha County Recycling Program; Save Tax Dollars!

    Did You Know........
    • Only empty aluminum/metal cans and pots & pans are recyclable at the curb!  Take all other metal items to a municipal drop-off site or a scrap dealer.
    • No plastic bags in curbside recycling even if they are numbered 1,2,4,5 or 7.  Take to stores that recycle bags e.g. Walmart, Kohls, Pick n Save, etc. 
    • Plastic items without numbers are NOT recyclable - put in trash. ONLY #s 1, 2, 4, 5, 7.  NO OTHER PLASTICS!!
    • Plastic items larger than a standard laundry basket are not recyclable even if they are #1,2,4,5 or 7; conveyor lines cannot handle larger items.
      • Donate or trash as a last resort. 
    • Plastic caps with metal coating are not recyclable - put in trash.
    • Plastic caps without metal coating are recyclable but MUST be left on bottle/jar.
    • Vinyl siding and hoses are not recyclable.
    • Only glass bottles, jars & jugs are recyclable.  Drinking glasses, mirror glass, broken glass are not recyclable - put in trash.


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