Garbage & Recycling

GARBAGE & RECYCLING CALENDAR AND CONTACTS

Click here to access the 2021 Garbage & Recycling Collection Calendar.

Garbage & Recycling in the Town of Brigham is contracted though Town & Country Sanitation.

All questions or concerns regarding Garbage and Recycling collections should be directed to:

Town & Country Sanitation
(608) 375-5856 or (800) 626-1915


CURBSIDE COLLECTION
GARBAGE & RECYCLING CONTAINER PLACEMENT AND INSTRUCTIONS

Set Out Time

On the day of collection, toters need to be placed out by 6:00 am; do not set out more than 12 hours before day of collection.  Toters need to be returned to storage location within 24-hours of your collection day.

Placement Tips

Place toters at the end of your driveway on as level of a surface as possible.  Make sure the arrows on the lids are pointing out towards the alley/curb line.  Lids need to be closed to a substantial degree.

Toters need to be at least three (3) feet from any fixed objects such as mailboxes, trees, streetlights, buildings, or parked vehicles, and with a 2-3 foot gap between toters.

Winter Tips

Clearing snow after each snowfall will make it easier to move your toters to their collection point.  

Toters will not be collected if placed on a snowbank.

Common Reason for Missed Collections

Collections may be missed for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Toter is not placed following the above tips
  • Toter is place out after the designated collection time
  • Garbage or recycles are outside of the toter
  • Toter is overfilled (lids need to be closed to a substantial degree)
  • Toter is placed on a snowbank
  • Toter contains unacceptable items (see below)
UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS

Unacceptable Garbage for Curbside Collection

The following garbage items are unacceptable for curbside collection:

  • Yard waste
  • Large furniture items that do not fit into the toter (i.e. - couches, chairs, mattresses, etc.)
  • Construction materials (i.e. - cabinets, lumber, shingles, siding, carpet, etc.)
  • Electronics (i.e. - TVs, computers, VCRs, printers, etc.)
  • Appliances (i.e. - washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators, etc.)

Unacceptable Recycles for Curbside Collection

The following recycle items are unacceptable for curbside collection:

  • Food waste
  • Paper plates
  • Ceramics and dishware
  • Broken glass, windows, and mirrors
  • Styrofoam, packing peanuts, or bubble wrap
  • Medical waste
  • Yard waste
  • Oil
  • Batteries
  • Construction materials
ACCEPTABLE ITEMS

Acceptable Recycles for Curbside Collection

The following recycle items are acceptable for curbside collection:

  • Plastics 1-7 (place loose in toter)
  • Newspapers, shiny inserts, magazines, phone books (place loose in toter, or bag or bundle)
  • Shredded paper, office paper (place in clear plastic bags inside toter)
  • Cardboard (break down and cut into 2' x 2' squares before placing in toter)
  • Aluminum and tin (place loose in toter)
  • Glass - jars and bottles of any color

CLEAN-UP EVENTS

In addition to bi-weekly curbside collection, the Town of Brigham hosts two annual Clean-Up events - one in the Spring and one in the Fall.  Clean-Up dates are scheduled 1-2 months prior to the event and are subject to change based on availability of necessary equipment and personnel.

Residents are invited to bring any unwanted items to the Town's Clean-Up Event site for proper disposal.  This event is intended for items that are not eligible for curbside pick-up, including appliances, furniture, scrap metal, and electronics.

The following items are accepted for disposal:

  • Appliances
  • Batteries
  • Furniture
  • Motor Oil
  • Paint Cans (must be open and contents dry)
  • Tires
  • Wood or Yard Waste

Many items are FREE to dispose of, with the exception of appliances/electronics and tires.

Spring 2021 Clean-Up Event
Saturday, May 1st from 7:00 am to 12:00 noon
501 E Industrial Dr | Barneveld, WI
(behind the Town's Salt Shed - on the frontage near Crest Concrete)

The Clean-Up Event site is NOT available for early or late disposals.