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Compost Site

Compost Site
East End of Bark River Drive

3:00 pm to Sunset
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Public Works
(920) 563-7771

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The City of Fort Atkinson Compost Site is located east of Whitewater Avenue on Bark River Drive behind Memorial Park and is available for use by residents in the City of Fort Atkinson and the Town of Koshkonong. 

The site opens in 2018 on April 7th and will close on December 1st.  Hours: Wednesdays 3:00 pm to Sunset and on Saturdays 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Acceptable items include: brush, grass clippings, leaves, garden and flower plant materials.
Unacceptable items include: rocks, gravel, cement, food waste, kitchen waste, trash, cardboard, paper and plastic bags.

Electronic Waste
Electronic waste trailer open during the same hours as the compost site.  Electronic items such as laptop computers, printers, flat screen televisions, flat screen computer monitors, computer peripherals, DVD players, digital video recorders, VCRs, radios, CD players fax machines and cell phones may be dropped off at no charge.

Due to an increase in recycling costs, there will be a $20 fee per old style televisions, console televisions, and old style computer monitors.  Please have exact change or check when dropping off these items.  

Household Appliances
Household appliances are also accepted for recycling.  Items such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, dishwashers, toasters, microwaves, vacuum cleaners, blenders, toaster ovens, air conditioners and any other small household appliances may be dropped off at no charge.  All refrigerators or freezers must be clean, have the doors removed and all glass shelving removed before they are dropped off. 

Please, no salvaging allowed.

Other items not accepted at the compost site are glass, batteries of any kind, light bulbs, smoke detectors, mercury containing devices, X-ray devices, exit signs, contaminated medical equipment, any materials containing PCBs, furniture and items that are run by gasoline/diesel/kerosene due to a fire hazard. 

Curbside Brush Pickup
The City provides brush pickup to the north side of the city(north of Rock River) during the 1st full work week of each month and to the south side (south of Rock River) the 2nd full work week of each month. Only brush that is more than 3/4" in diameter at the cut end and more than 3' in length should be placed at the curb for collection. Anything smaller will plug the chipper and must be taken to the Compost Site. Brush should be put at the curb, piled neatly with the cut end facing the street. Brush can also be dropped off at the City Garage, 700 James Place during regular office hours.

Please contact the Public Works (920) 563-7771 and provide your address prior to the scheduled week of collection.

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