Refuse & Recycling Collection

For updates regarding the 2018 transition to automated trash and recycling collection please follow this link: following information is accurate until the new program is implemented in 2018, at that time it will be updated for the new automated trash and recycling collection program.

Garbage is collected once per week. Recycling is collected once per month, on the same day of the week as your regular trash collection. Whitefish Bay trash collectors begin their routes at 7 a.m. Residents should be sure to put out their trash for collection before 7 a.m. on their collection day. Please remember that garbage and recycling containers are prohibited from being stored in the front yard except on your collection day.

There may be times when your garbage or recycling does not get picked up. This may happen for several reasons. Village Employees are sometimes restricted in what they can and cannot pick up due to their safety, the budget, etc. Please check the tag left by collectors for the reason the pickup was not made or contact the Village Hall at 414-962-6690 for further information.

Click the Following Tabs for More Information:

  1. Electronics Recycling
  2. Refuse Collection
  3. Recycling Collection
  4. Shorewood Transfer Station
  5. Special/Bulky Pickup

Wisconsin became the 19th state to pass a law mandating the recycling of electronic waste. The USEPA estimates that over one million tons of used electronics are being land filled each year. The new State law bans landfill disposal or incineration of certain electronics after September 1, 2010, and requires manufacturers to recycle certain electronics, including computers, TVs and printers, from Wisconsin households.

Electronics Waste Law

The Electronics Waste Law means Whitefish Bay Garbage Collectors can no longer collect computers, computer peripherals, televisions and other video display devices, fax machines, VCR’s, DVD players, printers, and/or phones with video display (cell phones).

A number of options are available to you. The WDNR's website provides a listing of e-waste collectors and recyclers registered in Wisconsin. It is recommended that you contact the collector before taking electronics to a site to verify what they accept and costs involved.

Also, you should consider issues such as destruction of sensitive information before recycling old computers. 

In addition to retailers and private recyclers, other options are available for disposal:

  • Annual “Green Day in The Bay” electronics collection day typically occurring the Saturday following “Earth Day” in late April. Refer to the village website for more information.