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The Bulk & Recycling Drop-Off Site, 1001 50th St, is open with restrictions due to the pandemic. The site will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. or until the dumpsters are full and Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. or until the dumpsters are full. Buy your bulk tickets online - click here to purchase.

Citizens may schedule a curbside bulk waste pickup by calling the Department of Public Works at 262-653-4050, bulk waste pickups must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance of regular waste collections days.

The Yard Waste/Brush Drop-Off Site, 4071 88th Ave, is now open for the season. During the months of April - November, the site is open Monday - Saturday from 8:00a.m. - 6:00p.m. The site is closed on Sundays and Holidays.

Curbside Yard Waste Collection begins the week of May 3, 2021 on the regular waste collection day. Yard Waste must be placed in the City approved biodegradable bags. Bundled brush collection may be scheduled by calling the Department of Public Works at 262-653-4050, brush pickups must be scheduled as least 24 hours in advance of regular waste collection days.

City residents may drop off asphalt, brick, concrete, masonry, sand or 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, from 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 is accepted, but must not be mixed with dirt.
  • 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 a bulk waste drop-off receipt(s) for the appropriate yardage. Drop-offs may be made Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. (except holidays) or until the dumpsters are full.

The City accepts bulk waste from City residents and residential property owners only; no commercial disposal is allowed and proof of residence is required when dropping off bulk waste. For city residents, valid proof of residency could include, but is not limited to: photo ID, lease agreement, mortgage papers, tax bill or utility bill. If you are a non-city resident who owns residential property in the City, you will need to provide proof of ownership. Valid proof of residential property ownership (if non-city resident) could include, but is not limited to: mortgage papers, tax bill or utility bill.

Bulk tickets online - click here to purchase.

As of June 7, 2021 there will be two ways bulk drop-off tickets can be purchased: online or in-person at the Municipal Building (625 52nd St, Room 305); any previously purchased paper bulk tickets will be honored. Click here to read the press release.

The link below will begin the payment process using check, credit card or debit card (with enabled credit features only). Please remember all bulk drop off receipts are non-refundable and do not expire. Once payment is verified you will be provided with a receipt that can be printed and presented at the “Bulk Waste Drop-off Site”. Alternatively, you can keep a digital image of the receipt, sent via email, on your smart device to be presented at the Drop-off site. The City is not responsible for lost/unused receipts.

Upon entrance to the drop-off site, residents will be required to present proof of City residency and/or proof of residential property ownership, as well as a receipt for each cubic yard of disposal.

Estimating your cubic yardage

1 cubic yard = about one car trunk load = $7

2 cubic yards = about one level pickup truck = $14

3 cubic yards = about one van load = $21

4 cubic yards = about one full-size pickup truck, heaped = $28

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 must 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, glass patio doors, camper tops, truck caps, boats, concrete, stone, brick, asphalt, masonry, sand, dirt, clay, yard waste or recyclables.
  • Free drop-off items that do not require a bulk ticket are: 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 and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. - 1 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 by calling 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 click here to visit the Household Hazardous Waste Program site 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 and Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. & Saturday 8 a.m. - 1 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 substances can be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Site. Please click here for more information on the site, 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 and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. - 1 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

-Recyclables must be emptied from the containers they were brought in - blue and clear plastic bags are no longer accepted.
-Do not mix recyclables with garbage. Recyclables will not be accepted if any trash items are found in the containers they were brought in.
-Styrofoam and plastic shopping bags are not accepted as recycling.

Guidelines by Material

Metal – food cans with lids, soda cans with lids, steel and tin cans
-Rinse cans, labels may remain on. When at the site, empty the metal into the recycling bin.

Plastic – only plastics coded 1-7 (egg cartons are NOT accepted)
-Rinse containers and discard lids; labels may remain on. When at the site, empty the plastic into the recycling bin.

Glass – jars and bottles (window glass is not accepted as recycling—please call for bulk pick-up)
-Rinse containers and discard lids; labels may remain on. When at the site, empty the jars and bottles into the recycling bin.

Paper – newspapers, magazines, paper cards, catalogs, posters
-Place in brown paper bag or tie in bundles with string or twine.

Box Board/Cardboard
-Empty and flatten all boxes; cut or fold large boxes to 3'x3'. Tie multiple boxes with string or twine in bundles, or place in brown paper bag. Note: 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 (food contaminated)
Phone books Plastic shopping bags (find a drop-off location here)
Plastic coded 1-7 Pots and pans
Plastic soda & water bottles Scrap aluminum
Shredded paper 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 and Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. - 1 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 at 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 into the site.
  • User(s) must off-load the tires on their own.
  • 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.
  • If yard waste is not in City-approved biodegradable bags (Biobag, Bag to Nature or Ecoguard), residents must de-bag their yard waste on their own.
  • 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.
  • Unacceptable items are: tree stumps, bush roots, wreaths, decorations, floral arrangements, food waste, pumpkins and wood chips

Free compost and wood chips may be available during normal business hours. Click here for more information.

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.).