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Garbage Collection & Recycling

Beginning in 2020, weekly refuse, weekly recycling, and 4 times a year leaves and brush collection will be 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 and is open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday thru Friday (except holidays).  The Franklin Recycling Center is open to Franklin residents ONLY and upon visiting the center, one may need to show a driver's license or other proof of Franklin residency to dispose of recyclables.

2020 Garbage, Recycling, & Brush and Leaves Pickup Service Changes with Johns Disposal Service

Beginning in 2020, City of Franklin residents will see the following service changes being made for their garbage, recycling, and brush and leaves pickups:  See flyer for complete details.

Recycling Pickup:  Recycling will be picked up weekly instead of bi-weekly, coinciding with your garbage collection day. 

Garbage Pickup:  Will change to "automated" service where one 96-gallon brown garbage cart will be delivered to all residents by Johns Disposal Service.  Delivery of carts will begin in February where one route-day will be delivered their new carts over a 2-to-4 day period, then the next route-day will receive their carts over a 2-to-4 day period, and so on.  Residents should begin using the new cart immediately thereafter.  See attached Automated Garbage & Recycling Progam flyer for complete details including correct cart placement and holiday delays.  NOTE:  A small amount of customers who currently have Wednesday trash and recycling pickup will be changing to either Monday or Thursday pickup.  Please see the attached map for those residents whose pickup day will change to either Monday or Thursday.

Brush & Leaves Pickups:  There will be 4 brush and leaves pickups in 2020.  All leaves and yard waste must be put in paper compostable yard waste bags or 32-gallon or smaller containers that can be emptied into the collection truck. Plastic bags of any kind are NOT allowed and will not be picked up, which includes no "compostable green" or biodegradable plastic bags.  Paper yard waste bags are available at Harry's Ace Hardware, Lowes, Menards, Target, and Wal-mart.  See flyer for complete details.


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 & Leaves Pickups

There will be 4 brush/leaves pickups in 2020 beginning May 4, Oct. 19, Nov. 2, and Nov. 30. Leaves/yard waste must be in paper yard waste bags or up to a 32-gallon trash container that can be emptied into the collection truck. Paper waste bags are available at Harry's, Lowes, Menards, Target, and Walmart.

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.