Refuse Collection

The Village of Mukwonago contracts with John’s Disposal Service, Inc. to provide garbage and recycling collection to the residents of the Village.  Garbage and recycle collections are paid for through the Village tax levy.  John’s Disposal Service also collects brush, leaves, and other yard waste four times during the year.


Refuse Collection Dates

Garbage Collection:  Every Wednesday.
Recycle Collection:  Every other Wednesday.
Bulky Item Collection:  First Wednesday of odd-numbered months.
Yard Waste and Leaf Collection:  Five (5) times per year.  See below.
Holiday Collection:  All 2017 collections above will be one day late due to the following holidays:  Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and Christmas Day.

Refuse Collection Schedule [pdf]

Who do I contact if my garbage, recycling or yard waste was not picked up?

You must contact John’s Disposal ( by calling (888) 473-4701.

I just built a new home. How do I receive toters?

The Village sends John’s Disposal a list every month of new addresses. John’s Disposal will deliver them within the first two weeks of the month. If you have not received the garbage and recycling toters within the first two weeks, you may contact John’s Disposal by calling (888) 473-4701.

My toter is too big/small for me. How do I receive a different size?

John’s Disposal will be happy to provide you with a different size toter that will fit your needs. Please contact John’s Disposal by calling (888) 473-4701.

When is the Christmas Tree/Wreath Pickup?

Christmas Trees and wreaths may be disposed of during the large, bulky item pickup, which occurs the first Wednesday of January (or Thursday if a holiday falls on or precedes the normal collection day).

Electronics Recycling

Electronics are one of the fastest growing parts of the waste stream, with millions of devices discarded each year in the United States. Computers, TVs, cell phones and other electronics contain valuable materials that can be recovered through responsible recycling. Electronics also contain potentially hazardous materials, such as lead and mercury, that can pose a risk to human health and the environment if not properly managed. Wisconsin’s electronics recycling law keeps many devices out of landfills and incinerators and creates recycling opportunities for state residents. Electronics recycling is a growing industry in the state, creating jobs and preserving valuable resources.

Wisconsin Department of Revenue Electronics Recycling Page

List of Electronics Recyclers in Waukesha County

Yard Waste Collection

2017 Dates – April 13, May 11, August 24, November 2, November 16

Please DO NOT throw brush or leaves into the street. All obstructions of streets, alleys, sidewalks or crosswalks and all excavations in or under the same, except as permitted by the ordinances of the village or which, although made in accordance with such ordinances, are kept or maintained for an unreasonable or illegal length of time after the purpose thereof has been accomplished. Obstructions of streets or alleys includes the depositing or placing of leaves, brush or snow into the street or alley.” Sec. 34-32(10) of the Municipal Code

Rules on Brush Collection

Brush must be tied in bundles, not more than 4 feet in length. Each bundle must not exceed 50 pounds. If not bundled, it will not be picked up. Leaves must be in clear bags. There is a 45-bag limit per stop. You may purchase leaf bags at the Clerk’s Office, however, you are not required to use these bags. The cost of the bags is $27.50 for 250 30-gallon bags. Bags and bundles must be at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on the day of collection. Limit of ten (10) minutes per stop.

Burning of Leaves and Yard Waste

Permitted in the Village on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to one-half hour after sunset and Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to one-half hour after sunset. The size of the pile of material to be burned shall not exceed four feet by four feet by three feet high as measured by the flame height. The pile must be 50 feet or more from any structure, trees or bushes. For more information, please call the Village Police Department at (262) 363-6435. Restrictions for Fire Permits

  • Wind must be less than nine (9) miles per hour at time fire is to be set.
  • Permit must be issued to landowner.
  • Permits are good only on the day they were issued.
  • Fire must never be left unattended.
  • Water must be on hand and readily available.
  • It is illegal to burn tires, tire tubes, shingles or tar paper.
  • Burn pile cannot be closer than fifty (50) feet to any structure.

Restrictions for Bonfire Permits

  • The bonfire pit or ring must not be larger than four (4) feet in diameter.
  • Wind speed must be less than nine (9) miles per hour at time fire is to be set.
  • Bonfire must be out by midnight.
  • The flames of the bonfire must not exceed five (5) feet in height.
  • Water supply must be on hand and readily available.
  • Permit will be issued only to landowner.

Other Resources

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Waste Management Website (includes E-Cycle Wisconsin, Hazardous Waste, Recycling, Solid Waste and Landfills, and Cleaning up Storm Debris)

Waukesha County Recycling and Solid Waste Division



(888) 473-4701

2017 Yard Waste Collection Dates
April 13
May 11
August 24
November 2
November 16