Solid waste collection services are provided weekly to all residential properties up to four units in size. The City provides limited weekly collection service to businesses generating small volumes of waste. Collection is accomplished using an automated collection system.
Begining January 1, 2011 each residential property, up to four units in size, is charged a sanitation collection fee for trash collection. Condominiums and non-residential properties that receive trash collection will also be charged the sanitation collection fee. This fee is charged quarterly on the City of Janesville water, wastewater, and stormwater utility bill.
Trash must be at the curb by 7:00 a.m., but no earlier than 24 hours before collection day, to ensure that it will not be missed by collection crews. To determine your trash and recyclables collection day, please reference the 2015 trash and recyclables collection schedule.
How To Dispose of Trash
All trash must be placed in the trash cart (blue lid) with the lid substantially closed. Trash not in the cart will not be collected.Remove your trash cart from the curb within 24 hours after collection day. This webpage depicts how to place your cart at the curb for collection.
The following items are banned from trash collection.
The following may be taken to special collection areas at the City's sanitary landfill:
- Building Materials
- Vehicle Batteries
- Motor Oil
Whenever possible, take old appliances, waste tires, batteries, and oil back to participating retailers and service centers when buying new items.
The following may be taken to the demolition landfill located just west of the sanitary landfill:
- Unpainted/untreated wood
- Demolition/Building Debris
To report trash collection complaints, call the City Service Center at 755-3110 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
City Code does not allow storage of junk, trash and debris. To file a complaint regarding debris on private property, contact Neighborhood Services. For debris on public property or within the street right-of-way, contact City Services Center at 755-3110 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m..
The City of Janesville will only collect up to 90 gallons of waste from any business, regardless of how much they generate in total. For more information on collection at commercial locations click here.