FAQ's

 

How do I find out what day my garbage and/or recycling will be picked up?

Click on the Garbage Pickup Schedule.  This map shows weekly pickup days of garbage by designated street names and whether you are an "A" week or "B" week.  Recyclables are picked up on the same day as your garbage pickup day, but are only picked up bi-weekly.  Please contact Andrea Stormoen at the Department of Public Works at 414-425-2592 with questions or for further information.

 

What do I do if my garbage and/or recycling is not picked up?

Call Johns Disposal Services at 1-888-473-4701.  If you need further assistance call the Department of Public Works at 414-425-2592, ext. 19.

You may dispose of garbage and recycling at the Waste Management Metro Landfill at 12200 W. South County Line Road.  This site is open to Franklin residents, with identification, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (CLOSED Tuesdays and Thursdays).  Please call Waste Management at 414-529-6180 for further information.

You may dispose of recycling (no trash accepted) at the City of Franklin Recycling Center, 7979 W. Ryan Road, open Monday thru Saturday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.  For additional information, please contact the Department of Public Works at 414-425-2592.

 

Is compost available for Franklin residents?

No, compost is not available; however, wood chips are available and located in a bin just outside of the Franklin Recycling Center gate at 7979 W. Ryan Road.  You may help yourself to these at any time.   Be sure to bring along a shovel or pitch fork and a container, as the chips are self serve.

 

When is the next bagged leaves and brush pickup and what is accepted?

Brush and Bagged Leaves Pickups

 

How do I dispose of an old or non-working appliance?

Small appliances such as a toaster or blender can be placed in your recycle cart.  For larger appliances see the following options:

Refrigerant Depot, LLC - 414-627-1152, 5311 S. 9th Street, Milwaukee (see Flyer here)  OR

 

We Energies Focus on Energy Appliance Recycling Cash-Back Rewards Program (accept appliances in working condition) - 855-398-5226 (see Flyer here)  OR
 

Johns Disposal Services for a special pickup - 1-888-473-4701 (prepay by credit card only).
 

 

How do I dispose of yard waste, bulky household items, large amounts of household trash, construction debris, or hazardous waste items?

All yard debris or household trash may be taken to the Waste Management Metro Landfill at 12200 W. South County Line Road.  This site is open to Franklin residents, with identification, Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (CLOSED Tuesdays and Thursdays).  Please call Waste Management at 414-529-6180 for further information.

To dispose of large amounts of carpet, large furniture, computers, and refuse not considered "regular household garbage", call Johns Disposal Service at 1-888-473-4701 to arrange a special pickup and for pricing (prepay by credit card only).

Environmentally harmful substances and dangerous chemicals may be disposed of at Veolia Environmental Services located at 10518 S. 124th Street.  Hours are Tuesdays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.  For further information call Veolia Environmental at 262-255-6655 or MMSD at 225-2066 or visit http://www.mmsd.com/

 

How do I dispose of sharps (needles, syringes, lancets)?

Needles, syringes, and lancets used at home must be stored in appropriate containers and taken to a collection site for disposal.  (Knives, razors, and other sharp objects can be placed in the trash for pickup after being wrapped to prevent injury.)  The City of Franklin Health Department is a sharps collection site for Franklin residents.  Containers for collecting sharps are also available at the Franklin Health Department.  Collection times are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For further information, call 414-425-9101.

 

What household batteries can be recycled and where can they be taken?

Click here to view a list of household batteries that are easy or difficult to recycle.

Click here for a list of places in and around Franklin that accept household batteries for recycling.

For Trash and Recycling questions call:

Johns Disposal Services
1-888-473-4701
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12 Noon

OR

Andrea Stormoen, Dept. of Public Works
414-425-2592 (M-F, 7-3:30 p.m.)


 

Solid Waste/Garbage      Recycling

 

Weekly Garbage Collection

Bi-Weekly Recycling Collection