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City residents may drop off asphalt, brick, concrete, masonry, sand and stone if free from metal, rebar and other debris, at the Street Division (6415 35th Avenue) free of charge. Drop-offs may be made Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. (except holidays). The City accepts these materials from City residents and residential property owners only; no commercial disposal is allowed and proof of residence is required.

Drop-Off Rules

  • Residents must check in with the office before dropping off their materials.
  • No tile, dirt or plaster is allowed.
  • No dump trucks, or vehicles larger than a pickup truck, are allowed.
  • Sand or gravel, not mixed with dirt, is accepted.
  • The City can refuse service for any rule violations.

Questions?

Please call the Public Works Department at 262-653-4050 (M-F, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) or the Street Division at 262-653-4070 (M-F, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.).

City residents may drop off bulk waste at the Waste Division site (1001 50th Street) with the appropriate bulk waste ticket (per cubic yard). Drop-offs may be made Tuesdays between 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturdays between 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (except holidays). The City accepts these materials from City residents and residential property owners only; no commercial disposal is allowed and proof of residence is required.

Residents must purchase a bulk ticket for each cubic yard of debris, and all bulk tickets are non-refundable and do not expire. Tickets are sold at the following locations:

City of Kenosha Public Works Department: 625 52nd Street, Room 305

Perrine's Gas & Groceries: 5145 Sheridan Road

Manny's Food & Liquor: 2121 45th Street

Mobil Gas: 4924 Sheridan Road

Please note: Bulk tickets are NOT sold at the drop-off site.

Estimating your cubic yardage

1 bulk ticket - $7 One cubic yard is about one car trunk load.

2 bulk tickets - $14 Two cubic yards is about one level pickup.

3 bulk tickets - $21 Three cubic yards is about one van load.

4 bulk tickets - $28 Four cubic yards is about one full-size pickup, heaped.

General Guidelines

  • No vehicle larger than a pickup truck or small trailer is allowed.
  • User(s) must off-load bulk waste on their own.
  • Items must fit down a 4'x4' chute.
  • Children under 12 and pets shall remain in vehicle.
  • Attendant can refuse service for any rule violation.
  • No loose materials are accepted; all material must be contained in a bag, garbage can or bundled
  • Material shall not include recyclables or yard waste, as they are banned from the landfill.
  • Unacceptable items are: hazardous or liquid waste, tanks of any type (i.e. propane, oxygen, gas, etc.) unless cut in half, pianos, organs, cast iron bath tubs or glass patio doors, camper tops, truck caps or boats, concrete, stone, brick, asphalt or masonry, Sand, dirt, clay, yard waste or recyclables
  • Free drop-off items that do not need a bulk ticket are: bare wood, car batteries, electronics (whole units), scrap metal, auto and small truck tires (up to 4 per visit), recyclables

Curbside collection of bulk waste is also available to City residents. For more information on bulk waste collection, click here.

Questions?

Please call the Public Works Department at 262-653-4050 (M-F, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).

Current Wisconsin Law bans landfills of many electronic devices, as they can be hazardous to the environment. City residents may drop off electronic devices at the Waste Division site (1001 50th Street) free of charge. Drop-offs may be made Tuesday through Friday, between 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturdays between 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (except holidays). The City accepts these devices from City residents and residential property owners only; no commercial disposal is allowed and proof of residence is required.

Acceptable Materials

  • The following are acceptable electronics for drop-off: cell phone, computer, copier, DVD player, fax machine, flash drive, gaming device, hard drive, keyboard, laptop, mouse, modem, monitor, printer, radio, scanner, television, VCR/DVR
  • Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are NOT accepted. Please contact the detector’s manufacturer for the best method of recycling.
  • Televisions must be in whole units, not pieces. They are the ONLY device that can be scheduled for a curbside collection. To schedule a pick-up, please contact Public Works (262-653-4050) at least one business day prior to your regular garbage collection day.

Questions?

Please call the Public Works Department at 262-653-4050 (M-F, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).

Please visit the Recycling and Waste Disposal Guide for information on where and how to dispose of your household hazardous waste materials.

The City of Kenosha does not collect medical waste. Please visit the County Medical Disposal page for information on the disposal of needles/sharps and medication.

Used oil and anti-freeze are hazardous substances. Please do not dispose of these substances in the trash, down sewers or down household drains. The City provides two locations for the safe disposal of these substances, free of charge.

Waste Division: 1001 50th Street, Tuesday – Friday 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. & Saturday 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Street Division: 6415 35th Avenue, Open 24 hours

General Guidelines

Do not recycle empty oil bottles: dispose of the empty bottles with your regular garbage.

Acceptable substances are: 2-Cycle Oil, Crankcase Oil, diesel fuel, fuel oil, gear lube, hydraulic oil, lubrication oils, motor oil, transmission oil and anti-freeze.

Unacceptable substances are: cleaning solvents, cooking oils, gasoline, industrial cutting oils & transformer or heat transfer oils.

Unacceptable oils can be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Site. Please see the Recycling and Waste Disposal Guide for more information, including hours and location.

Used oil filters can be disposed of at the Waste Division or Street Division.

Questions?

Please call the Public Works Department at 262-653-4050 (M-F, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) or the Street Division at 262-653-4070 (M-F, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.).

Recycling is mandatory statewide and we‘ve received grant money by meeting specific recycling guidelines. We need your help in order to continue receiving these funds—please recycle correctly! City residents may drop off recyclables at the Waste Division site (1001 50th Street) free of charge. Drop-offs may be made Tuesday through Friday, between 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturdays between 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (except holidays). The City accepts these materials from City residents and residential property owners only; no commercial disposal is allowed and proof of residence is required.

General Guidelines

For recycling correctly:

  • Do not mix recyclables with garbage. Recyclables will not be collected if any trash items are found in the recycling bag.
  • Use a TRANSPARENT BLUE RECYCLING BAG for plastic, metal and glass.
  • Use a brown paper bag, separate blue recycling bag, or tie in bundles all paper, boxboard and cardboard.
  • Limit 40 pounds per bag or bundle

Metal – food cans with lids, soda cans with lids, steel and tin cans: rinse cans, labels may remain on

Plastic – only plastics coded 1-7 (egg cartons are NOT accepted): rinse containers and discard lids

Glass – jars and bottles (no window glass is accepted—please call for bulk pick-up): rinse glass, labels may remain on

Paper – newspapers, magazines, paper cards, catalogs, posters: use a brown paper bag, transparent blue recycling bag or tie in bundles with a string

Boxboard/Cardboard – empty and flatten all boxes; cut or fold large boxes to 3‘x3‘ before bundling; tie multiple boxes with rope, string or twine in bundles no larger than 6‖ in height or put flattened boxes in shallow open box (no more than 1‘ in height); food-contaminated boxes are not recyclable

Which items are recyclable and which are not?

RecyclableNot Recyclable
Brown or white paper bags Aerosol cans
Butter and whipped topping plastic tubs Aluminum foil or aluminum pans
Cans - aluminum, steel, tin and bi-metal Broken glass
Catalogs Cooking oil bottles
Envelopes Drinking glasses
File folders Flower pots
Glass bottles & jars – brown, green and clear Gift wrapping or tissue paper
Index paper Hangers
Junk mail Hardcover books
Laundry soap bottles Laminated, synthetic or heat sensitive paper
Magazines Light bulbs
Milk and beverage plastic bottles Mirrors
Newspapers Motor oil bottles
Office paper – typing, printer or copy paper Paint cans
Paper bills Paper napkins or plates
Paperback books Photographs
Paperboard – cereal, shoe, gift, beer/soda boxes Pizza boxes
Phone books Plastic store bags
Shredded paper Pots and pans
Soda and water plastic bottles Scrap aluminum
Plastic coded 1-7 Styrofoam
  Waxed or coated papers or boxes (i.e. milk cartons)
  Windows

Curbside recycling collection is also provided for City residents. For more information on curbside recycling collection, click here.

Questions?

Please call the Public Works Department at 262-653-4050 (M-F, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).

Blue Recycling Bag Retailers

City residents may drop off vehicle tires, without rims, and vehicle batteries at the Waste Division site (1001 50th Street). Drop-offs may be made Tuesday through Friday, between 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturdays between 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (except holidays). The City accepts these materials from City residents and residential property owners only; no commercial disposal is allowed and proof of residence is required.

General Guidelines

  • Four tires are permitted for each drop-off, free of charge. (Attached rims are NOT acceptable.)
  • Only auto vehicle or small truck tires are allowed.
  • No vehicle larger than a pickup truck or small trailer is allowed.
  • User(s) must off-load the tires
  • There is no limit to how many vehicle batteries you may drop off. They are to be placed in the cabinet labeled ―Auto Batteries.‖
  • Children under 12 and pets must remain in vehicle.
  • Attendant can refuse service for any rule violation.

Curbside collection of vehicle tires is also available to City residents. For more information on tire collection, click here.

Questions?

Please call the Public Works Department at 262-653-4050 (M-F, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).

The state of Wisconsin does not allow yard waste in its landfills. The best thing you can do with your yard waste is compost it or use it as mulch at home. Grass clippings can be left on the lawn and will provide nutrients for your turf. Clippings and leaves also make excellent mulch in gardens and around flowers and shrubs.

City residents may drop off yard waste and brush at the self-service Yard Waste Drop-Off site (4071 88th Avenue) free of charge. Between April- November drop-offs may be made Monday through Saturday, between 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (except holidays). During the winter months (December-March) you may call 262-653-4070 (M-F, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.) to find out when the site will be open. The City accepts yard waste from City residents and residential property owners only; no commercial disposal is allowed and proof of residence is required.

Acceptable Yard Waste Preparation

  • Yard waste must be free of debris.
  • Residents must de-bag their own yard waste if not in a City-approved, biodegradable bag.
  • Sod is accepted – separate from other yard waste – limit 1 can per visit
  • Brush is accepted in pieces up to 12' in length and 6" in diameter. It does not need to be bundled.
  • Residents must unload their own vehicles.
  • Wednesdays are Senior Citizen's/Disabled Person's Day – Additional staff will be available to help anyone who may need assistance.
  • Free compost and wood chips may be available during normal business hours. Citizens must bring their own shovels and containers, and must load the materials themselves.
  • Compost can be delivered for a fee when available. Click here for more information. 
  • Wood mulch can be delivered for a fee when available. Click here for more information.
  • Unacceptable items are: tree stumps, bush roots, wreaths, decorations, floral arrangements, food waste, pumpkins and wood chips

The City of Kenosha also provides curbside yard waste and brush collection for residential properties. For more information on curbside yard waste or brush collection, click here.

Questions?

Please call the Public Works Department at 262-653-4050 (M-F, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) or the Street Division at 262-653-4070 (M-F, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.).