Refuse/Recycling Guidelines / Pick Up Day

2024 Refuse and Recycling Guidelines

Chapter 66, Solid Waste Ordinance

The Village of Weston contracts with Waste Management for its Residential (Single-Family to Four-Unit) Refuse and Recycling Services.

Please note: to be guaranteed pick up of your refuse and recycling, you must have your carts placed out at the edge of your property by 6:00 a.m. the day of your refuse and recycling collection. The Village's contracted collector shall not be responsible for carts not placed out at the curbside in time.

Curbside Refuse Service

  • Refuse collection occurs once per week - Refuse and Recycling Pick-Up Day.
  • Type in your address, click on the property that pops up, and then use the scroll bar to view your collection day.
  • Refuse carts are provided by Waste Management. Two sizes are available: 45-gallon and 95-gallon

Curbside Recycling Services

  • Recycling collection occurs once every other week on your refuse pick-up day - Recycling Calendar
  • The Village implemented a Single Stream Recycling Program in January of 2014. Find out more about the In's and Out's of this new program by checking out our YouTube video.
  • You can also check out this helpful informational piece on the In's and Out's of Single-Stream Recycling that can be printed off

If you have specific questions on whether an item is recyclable or not, another good resource is visiting the website of the Marathon County Solid Waste Department, or calling 715-344-8198.

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Single-Stream Recycling

As of January 1, 2014, the Village of Weston and Town of Weston began Single-Stream Recycling collection. By law every residence and business is required to recycle.

Every household (single-family up to 4-unit apartments) received a 95-gallon recycling cart where all of their recyclables (plastic, glass, aluminum, tin, metal, mixed paper, and cardboard) can be co-mingled into this one 95-gallon cart. This 95-gallon recycling cart looks like your refuse (garbage) cart, except that the recycling cart has a bright yellow lid with the recycling symbol, along with some simple recycling instructions, printed on the lid.

Previously used Recycling Containers

Wondering what to do with recycling containers previously used? Those old recycling containers/bins are yours to keep (unless you are in a rental property where the Landlord provided them for you). Consider using them to neatly store away seasonal items within your home or garage. If you do not have a need for them, you could consider giving them to a family member or a friend who could use them (they do not need to stay within the Village of Weston), or you could consider donating them to Goodwill (, or perhaps to Peyton's Promise (, or other local Food Pantry's who uses them to carry all the donated food items they collect in. Another idea would be to list them on Craig's List. If your old recycling containers are in rough shape and need to be disposed of, you can take them to the Recycling Center at Advanced Disposal and place them in their plastics recycling dumpster.

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