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The City of Fort Atkinson contracts with Advanced Disposal for Refuse and Recycling. Refuse is collected weekly and recycling is every other week. Bulk collection is the 3rd full week of every month. Residential properties were provided a container for each collection service. 

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2017 Refuse and Recycling Calendar.

2018 Refuse and Recycling Calendar

NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES, OFFICE PAPER                               
Glossy inserts, catalogs, mail circulars, phone books, paperback books, cereal boxes, envelopes, wrapping paper, etc.
This includes plastic bottles with threaded caps, the recycling symbol 1 thru 5 &7.  All plastic bottles must be rinsed out completely.  Juice and milk cartons are also accepted.  Accepting TYPE 1 thru 5 & TYPE 7.  Look for the recycling symbol on the container.
CARDBOARD (FLATTENED)                                                     
Clean cardboard only.  Must be broken down and flattened and placed inside the cart.
GLASS (CLEAR-BROWN-GREEN)                                                            
All bottles and jars must be rinsed out.  No window glass, light bulbs, TV tubes, drinking glass, etc.
Soup, vegetable, juice cans, etc.  All cans must be rinsed out completely.
Aluminum beverage cans only.  No aluminum foil, TV dinner trays, etc.
Place your recyclables in the special recycling containers provided.  These containers are to be left with the residence if you move. 
Please keep your recyclables separate from your other garbage and easily accessible.
Keep carts at least three feet apart and away from other objects (mailboxes, light poles, etc.)
Fort Atkinson recycling is every other week, serviced same day as trash services.
Bulk services are limited to two cubic yards and can be handled by one person.
To schedule any Freon appliance pickups and payment, please call our office at 920-563-4505
NO MEDICAL WASTE – i.e. needles, rubber gloves, oxygen tubes, IV bags, etc.
NO YARD WASTE – it is illegal to landfill these items.
NO WET PAINT or HAZARDOUS MATERIALS – please contact your County Courthouse regarding disposal of these items.
EMPTY or DRY PAINT CANS – These items may be placed in the standard trash containers.
There will be NO garbage pickup on the following days: Thanksgiving Day * Christmas Day * New Year’s Day * Memorial Day * July 4th * Labor Day
Collections will be one day later (working on Saturdays) when the holiday falls during the week.
Please contact Advanced Disposal 1-800-248-2373 to make arrangements for pick-up of large items, appliances or electronic waste. (Charges may apply)

Please have your refuse and recycling containers to the curb by 6:00 am collection morning.


Due to growth in the City of Fort Atkinson, Advanced Disposal (the City’s garbage/recycling contractor) will be changing their schedule to more evenly distribute daily pickup times in the City.  The area that will be effected is highlighted in blue on the map below and encompasses properties between Madison Avenue, North Main Street, Sherman Avenue/Riverside Drive and Jackson Street.

This change will take effect the week of NOVEMBER 7, 2017 when the new pickup day for this area will be on TUESDAYS.  This area is currently being picked up on Wednesdays. 

 If you have any questions on this route change, please contact either City Engineer Andy Selle (920-563-7760 / aselle@fortatkinsonwi.net) or Advanced Disposal at 920-563-4505.

Container Placement
Place your cart on level ground at least 4 feet from obstructions including parked cars, trees, mailboxes and utility poles. The key to making the automated collection work at peak efficiency is the ability to keep operators working inside their trucks. The biggest challenge to keeping operators in their vehicles are the improper placement of containers, the collection of cardboard and the collection of excess material that will not fit into your container.  Flatten all cardboard boxes and fit inside your container if possible. Do not pile loose cardboard on the ground next to your cart, any loose materials are not guaranteed to be collected.

Holiday Schedule
There will be NO collection on the following days: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Collection will be one day later, with collection on Saturday, when the holiday falls during the week. If your pick-up day occurs before the holiday, your collection will not be affected.

Click here to view acceptable items.
Check back for the 2017 schedule.
Check the schedule for dates, times, locations and what will be collected during the times listed.


E-WASTE/APPLIANCE RECYCLING is available at the City’s compost site from the first Saturday in April to the first Saturday in December.  The hours of operation at the compost site are Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to sunset and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Tube type televisions and computer monitors will require a $20 fee per item payable at the time of drop off.  All other electronics may be recycled free of charge.

During the time period when the compost site is closed (first Saturday in December through first Saturday in April), electronic waste/appliance recycling will be available to the Public Works Garage, 700 James Place, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Residents should check in at the Office adjacent to the fuel pumps.  

Two Permanent Latex Paint Collections SitesThe sites only take latex paint (water based).  Oil based paint, stains, varnish, shellac/lacquer, paint thinner/solvents, strippers, marine paint and spray cans must be brought to a Clean Sweep event.  Check our website or call (920) 674-7430 for Clean Sweep events and questions.Site Locations:City of Watertown Street Department, 811 S. First Street, Watertown. Please call the Street Department office (920) 262-4080 or stop at the office before dropping off your latex paint.  Hours of operation:Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Ixonia Transfer Station, W1276 Elmwood, IxoniaHours of operation Wednesdays 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.  and Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We will not take latex paint at any future Clean Sweep events because we now have two sites open all year long. Jefferson County Clean Sweep website:  www.jeffersoncountywi.gov/cleansweep


2017 Annual Report