Public Works | Refuse and Recycling

The Town provides weekly refuse and bi-weekly recycling pickup through a contract with Advance Disposal. Yard Waste Recycling is provided through a partnership with the City of Appleton, while Household Hazardous Waste is handled by Outagamie County.



North and South of Capital Dr. from Richmond St. (Hwy 47) to Bluemound (except Lynndale Dr. (Cty A) this is part of Tuesdays Route).

Capital Dr. North from Bluemound to Hwy 41


Northland (Cty OO)from Lynndale Dr. (Cty A) to Abendroth.

Bluemound West between Northland (Cty OO) and Capital Dr.

Northland (Cty OO) North of Hwy 41 from Mayflower to West of CN railroad tracks.

Lynndale Dr. (Cty A) from Northland (Cty OO) to Broadway.


All areas East of CN railroad tracks, and North of Hwy 41 (includes Potato Point area).

Northland (Cty OO) from Oneida to Richmond St. (Hwy 47) up to Hwy 41


Between Northland (Cty OO) and Wisconsin Ave (STH 96) west of CN railroad tracks to Mayflower.

West Spencer St. from Casaloma to Mayflower, North to Wisconsin Ave (STH 96).

W. Cedar Crest Ct, Serenity Ct., and Natures Lane


South of Wisconsin Avenue (except Potato Point area) from Casaloma to S. Whitman Ave

Please check our home page for the most up to date calendar

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All single-family, 2, 3 and 4-family households are required to participate in the automated collection program. Properties are issued a refuse and a recycling cart that must be used for your weekly trash pickup and bi-weekly recycling pickup. Automated collection trucks are equipped with specially designed arms that grasp, lift and empty the Town-issued refuse or recycling carts.  Trash or recyclables outside of the automated container will not be collected.

Participation in Automated Refuse/Recycling Collection is mandatory - and easy as  1- 2 - 3:

1: Fill your automated container with only household trash or recyclables. Please bag your trash before placing in the container to reduce litter, keep container clean and prevent spilling.  Recyclables do not need to be sorted and should not be bagged within the cart.  To ensure collection, containers filled with trash may not exceed the weight limits marked on the lids.

2: Close lid, grasp container handles firmly with both hands and wheel the cart to the curb or point of collection on your collection day.  Your containers may not be collected if placed out after 6 a.m. on your collection day.

3: Set your automated cart at the curbside or point of collection, wheels and handle facing your home.  Make sure your containers are at least 5 feet from any other containers, parked cars, mailboxes, fences, trees, away from over-head wires or any other structures so that the automated collection truck can pick up your containers. After collection, remove your containers from the street by 6 p.m.

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The Town will not collect auto parts, collect chemicals, construction materials, dirt, electronics, hazardous waste, hot ashes or coals, paint, motor oil, or rocks.

State law prohibits residents from disposing aluminum cans, appliances, CD players, cell phones, computers (along with mice, keyboards, monitors, and other accessories), corrugated cardboard, DVD players, fax machines, glass bottles and jars, lead acid batteries, magazines, motor oil, newspapers, office paper, plastic containers, printers, steel (tin) cans, televisions, tires, VCR's, and yard waste into their regular refuse.

Please call Advance Disposal at 1-800-279-1930 to arrange pickup for bulky items. The Bulky collection schedule is every other Wednesday of each month starting January 15th.  Collection fees are as follows:

Mattresses/box springs $15
Car tire with rim $13.50
Car Tire without rim $12.50
Truck Tire, without > 18" diameter $25
Truck Tire, with rim > 18" diameter $30
Additional refuse, per cubic yard $12.50
Construction & Demolition Waste, per cubic yard $13.50
White Goods with refrigerants $50
White Goods without refrigerants $20
Microwave Ovens $10


glass all containers that once held a liquid or food regardless of color ceramic cups, plates and bottle tops, clay flower pots, drinking glasses, crystal, plate glass, auto windshields, opaque/milk glass, laboratory glass, light bulbs, ovenware, or windows
metals: aluminum, steel, tin all aluminum cans and bottles; all steel or bi-metal cans including empty aerosol cans (no caps) foil, pie plates, paint cans, pesticide aerosol cans, pots and pans, car parts, nails and screws, sheet metal, or small appliances
paper newspapers, magazines, junk mail, grocery bags, box board paper that is contaminated with food, grease or other debris, tissue products, frozen food boxes, dairy containers, wax paper, diapers, or gift wrapping paper
plastic all #1 or #2 plastic bottles with a neck and a screw top brown or blue plastic bottles including water bottles, all plastic bags, produce, bakery and deli containers, carton such as milk and juice, dairy containers - yogurt, margarine, cottage cheese, sour cream, etc., motor oil bottles, antifreeze containers, plastic with code 3 through 7, caps and lids, styrofoam or microwave containers, solvent, paint, adhesive containers, medical supplies, plastic toys, flowerpots, garden plastics, pesticide or herbicide containers

OTHER MATERIALS - Disposal and Recycling Regulations

Residents may drop off pharmaceuticals, drugs, and other medicines at two collection points operated by the Outagamie County Department of Solid Waste.

If you do not see the item you would like to dispose of or recycle please refer to the Fox Cities Area Guide to Recycling & Reuse, published by the Outagamie County Department of Solid Waste, contains information on how to properly dispose of or recycle ammunition, anti-freeze, appliances, automobiles, batteries, bubble wrap, cardboard, clothing, computers, electronics, explosives, fire extinguishers, fireworks, fuel oil, gasoline, hazardous materials, household items, ink jet (printer) cartridges, kerosene, light bulbs, metal, oil, packing "peanuts", paint, paper, plastic bags, polystyrene foam, propane, shoes, solvents, thermometers, thermostats, tires, and wood.

2014 Free Tire Recycling

Outagamie County Solid Waste sponsors free disposal of tires to all Outagamie County municipalities April 20 - 24 and September 21 - 25.

Only municipalities may bring tires to the Outagamie County landfill, during normal business hours at no charge. Residents coming to the Outagamie County landfill will be charged our regular tire disposal rates. Tire size of 18" or less and 4 tires per household will be accepted at no charge (rims are ok). All tires exceeding 18" in size will be charged $4.00 per tire or $150.00 per ton.

This program is for households only. NO BUSINESS TIRES ARE ACCEPTED.

OC Drug Drop

Outagamie County residents now have the opportunity to dispose of unused and unwanted pet and human medications at two locations: Check out our website at

City of Appleton Police Dept, located at 222 S. Walnut Street, Appleton. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

New London Police Dept, located at 700 Shiocton Street, New London.  8:00 am to Midnight 7 days a week.

City of Seymour Police Dept, located at 306 N. Main Street, Seymour. Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

E-Waste Recycling

The following electronics are banned from landfill disposal and must be recycled:

  • Computers
  • Monitors
  • Televisions and other video display devices
  • Printers
  • Cell Phones
  • Fax Machines
  • DVD or VCR players

Check our website at to find locations that accept electronics for recycling.

Battery Recycling

All kinds of batteries are recyclable, but not through your curbside collection. Please check our website for locations.

Medical Sharps Disposal

To reduce public health risks such as accidental needle sticks, Wisconsin law requires all citizens to manage needles, lancets and syringes safely. It is illegal to put sharps in the trash or with recyclables.

For a list of drop off locations please check our website at:

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The Town of Grand Chute does not collect leaves or yard waste (placing them in the roadway is in violation of ordinance number 16.05). You may take materials to City of Appleton drop-off sites:

Municipal Services Building
2625 E. Glendale Ave. [920-832-5588]

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday

North of Valley Transit
701 S. Whitman Ave. [920-832-5589]

April - November
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday

BOTH SITES ARE CLOSED TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND THURSDAY. Please check the City of Appleton website for the most up-to-date information.

Both sites accept grass clippings, brush, yard waste, and motor oil. There are two brush piles at the sites, one for brush 4" or less, and another for brush larger than 4" in diameter. Both sites have chipped mulching material available to residents at no cost. Site attendants are available for questions.


The chipping process will be for May & June; September & October. No collection for July & August.

If your refuse collection day is… Your brush collection will take place on …
Monday the first Tuesday of the month
Tuesday & Wednesday the second Tuesday of the month
Thursday the third Tuesday of the month
Friday the fourth Tuesday of the month

Please have tree branches and brush out by 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

In the event that Town crews cannot complete the collection route on Tuesday, brush pick-up will continue that week until the route is completed.

General rules:

  • You are limited to 480 cubic feet per pick-up, which is roughly equivalent to a pile four (4) feet high by ten (10) feet long by twelve (12) feet deep.
  • Stack brush neatly along the shoulder or curb of street, with cut ends facing the street
  • Brush cannot be shorter than three (3) feet in length
  • Branches must be less than twelve inches (12") in diameter
  • Branches cannot exceed seventy-five (75) pounds
  • Root balls, stumps,  and construction material are prohibited.
  • Professional service providers must remove their own materials

If you miss the scheduled pick-up, you may take it to the Outagamie County Landfill or City of Appleton yard waste facilities.