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The City of Fort Atkinson contracts with Advanced Disposal for Refuse and Recycling. Refuse is collected weekly and recycling is every other week. Bulk collection is the 3rd full week of every month. Residential properties were provided a container for each collection service. 
2017 Refuse and Recycling Calendar.

Please contact Advanced Disposal 1-800-248-2373 to make arrangements for pick-up of large items, appliances or electronic waste. (Charges may apply)

Please have your refuse and recycling containers to the curb by 6:00 am collection morning.

Container Placement
Place your cart on level ground at least 4 feet from obstructions including parked cars, trees, mailboxes and utility poles. The key to making the automated collection work at peak efficiency is the ability to keep operators working inside their trucks. The biggest challenge to keeping operators in their vehicles are the improper placement of containers, the collection of cardboard and the collection of excess material that will not fit into your container.  Flatten all cardboard boxes and fit inside your container if possible. Do not pile loose cardboard on the ground next to your cart, any loose materials are not guaranteed to be collected.

Holiday Schedule
There will be NO collection on the following days: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Collection will be one day later, with collection on Saturday, when the holiday falls during the week. If your pick-up day occurs before the holiday, your collection will not be affected.

Click here to view acceptable items.
Check back for the 2017 schedule.
Check the schedule for dates, times, locations and what will be collected during the times listed.


E-waste/Appliance Recycling
E-waste (electronics) and Appliance collections sites are being reviewed at this time.   The cost of recycling CRT TVs and monitors has increased and the Solid Waste/Air Quality Committee is working with Watertown, Waterloo, Ixonia, Jefferson and Fort Atkinson to solve the problem of cost and find an efficient and affordable process for e-waste and appliance recycling.  It has cost Jefferson County Clean Sweep Recycling Program $42,184.16 since July of 2015.  The cost for recycling and shipping increased again on February 1, 2016.   The estimated program cost could be up to $150,000 for the 2016 program year.   We will keep you posted on changes to the program.  With questions you can call (920) 674-7430. 

Two Permanent Latex Paint Collections SitesThe sites only take latex paint (water based).  Oil based paint, stains, varnish, shellac/lacquer, paint thinner/solvents, strippers, marine paint and spray cans must be brought to a Clean Sweep event.  Check our website or call (920) 674-7430 for Clean Sweep events and questions.Site Locations:City of Watertown Street Department, 811 S. First Street, Watertown. Please call the Street Department office (920) 262-4080 or stop at the office before dropping off your latex paint.  Hours of operation:Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Ixonia Transfer Station, W1276 Elmwood, IxoniaHours of operation Wednesdays 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.  and Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We will not take latex paint at any future Clean Sweep events because we now have two sites open all year long. Jefferson County Clean Sweep website:  www.jeffersoncountywi.gov/cleansweep


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