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Garbage Collection & Recycling

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

The City provides 4 brush and leaf pickups annually through its collection contractor. Leaves/yard waste must be in paper compostable yard waste bags or up to a 32-gallon trash container that can be emptied into the collection truck. Plastic bags of any kind are NOT allowed.

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.