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Garbage Collection & Recycling

Upcoming Memorial Day Observance
Johns Disposal Garbage Routes Will be Delayed by One Day the Week of May 27, 2024 

Reminder that Johns Disposal Service will be CLOSED on Monday, May 27, 2024, in observance of Memorial Day.  All routes for the entire week will be delayed by one day. (Monday routes will be collected on Tuesday, and so forth.)

Weekly refuse, weekly recycling, and 4 times a year leaves and brush collection is provided to all single-family, two-family, and condominium ownership multi-family units.  The collection service is outsourced to a private contractor; the current contract being with Johns Disposal Services of Whitewater.  In addition, the City provides a Residential Brush Drop-Off and Recycling Center adjacent to the Public Works Garage at 7979 W. Ryan Road that is manned by Highway Division personnel Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (excluding holidays).   


Solid Waste/Garbage     Recycling

For questions call:
Johns Disposal Services
1-888-473-4701 or 262-473-4700
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12 Noon
Andrea Stormoen, DPW
414-425-2592 (M-F, 7-3:30 p.m.)


Brush & Leaf Pickups

Brush and leaf pick-ups for 2024 will take place May 6, September 9, October 28, and November 11, 2024.  Brush and leaves must be curbside and next to the driveway by 7 a.m. on these designated Mondays.  See complete details and requirements.

Electronic Recycling

Per Act 50, Wisconsin's Electronics Recycling Law signed in October 2009, consumers are no longer allowed to dispose of many household electronic devices in landfills or incinerators.


Frequently asked questions pertaining to solid waste and recycling collection.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Information on where to take household hazardous waste.

Open Burning

Outdoor open burning is only allowed by permit and subject to certain regulations from April 1 to June 15 and October 15 to November 30.

Automated Garbage and Recycling Program

Johns Disposal Services flyer explaining the Automated Garbage & Recycling Program for the City of Franklin, Wisconsin.

Trash & Recycling Instructions

Everything you need to know about trash and recycling collection and special pickups. Information on the Metro Landfill, Hazardous Waste Center, Public Works Recycling Center, etc. See the Trash & Recycling Instructions for details.

Waste Management Metro Landfill Regulations

Effective January 1, 2021, Waste Management Metro Landfill will be tracking all loads using a handheld ID scanner.  This system will verify residency, usage, tire allowance, and frequency. 

Solid Waste & Recycling Disposal Guide

This resource includes effective steps in sorting and disposal of common household wastes, dos and don'ts for composting, Frequently Asked Questions on waste disposal and recycling, and many more.