RECYCLING AND GARBAGE INFO

Waste Permit Application

Bring your sorted recyclables along with your garbage to the Village dumpster site located at 130 E. Elm St. Open Wednesdays from Noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to Noon. Specific dumpsters within the dumpster site have three uses:

  1. Garbage
  2. Cardboard and paper, ALL boxes must be collapsed and flattened before disposal.
  3. Commingled: plastic, glass, aluminum cans, and tin cans

PLEASE WATCH WHEN DUMPING SO YOU USE THE CORRECT DUMPSTER, THE RECYCLE DUMPSTERS ARE LABELED ON THE FRONT.  No plastic bags in recyclables. Please refer to the back of this sheet for additional recycling information.

APPLIANCE DAY  

Appliance Recycling Day, will be scheduled in May. Most items are FREE to recycle. Fees will be charged for TV’s, computer monitors & flat screens of $15, passenger tires $3, large tires $10 and up. Also accepted are car & truck batteries and scrap metal.

LEAF AND BRUSH PICKUP

Leaves and Grass Clippings – Public Works employees will pick up at curbside on Monday’s starting April 13 to November 2, 2015. Residents are reminded that leaves must be in containers, boxes, or plastic bags, and to limit each container contents to 50 pounds or less.

Brush – will be chipped by a local vendor. To expedite the chipping process, branches should be piled large end curbside. Brush chipping is scheduled from May through September. Any brush chipping taking longer than 15 minutes will be charged back to the resident. The schedule for 2015 is the second and fourth Monday from May through September.

DEMOLITION MATERIALS  

Disposal of demolition materials is the responsibility of the owner. Roll off containers can be obtained from local disposal companies such as Waste Management, Inc. +1 (800) 782-7347. From time to time there may be room to add small amounts of demolition materials to the dumpster at the end of the collection day. These small amounts of demolition materials will not be accepted until 15 minutes before dumpsite closing and then only if there is ample room in the dumpster.

NEW AUBURN PARK FUND  

Please consider donating your aluminum cans to the New Auburn Park Fund. A collection site is at the dumpster site. All money raised from this fundraiser is used for improvements and playground equipment at the Village Park Please contact the Village Clerk at (715) 237-2223 with questions.

 FIRE SAFETY (BURNING) PERMITS  

Burning permits are required for burning such materials as brush, leaves, scrap lumber or similar material, on your own premises, if you have space to do so (30 feet from any building, etc.) It is unlawful to use burn barrels or incinerators for burning garbage, at any time. Permits are issued by an officer of the New Auburn Area Fire Department; phone 715-237-2065.

STATISTICS

In 2014 the Village of New Auburn recycled 85.26 tons of cans, plastics, cardboard, glass & paper.

Previous years totals on cans, plastics, cardboard & glass:  2013 = 84.67    2012 = 83.97   2011 = 53.73

VILLAGE OF NEW AUBURN RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING GUIDE

 IT’S AS EASY AS 1…2…3…  (Simply separate recyclables into two basic categories)

  1. Place NEWSPAPER, MAGAZINES, PHONE BOOKS, CATALOGS, OFFICE PAPER, JUNK MAIL, GRAY CARDBOARD, CORRUGATED CARDBOARD, in the paper recycling bin.
  2. Place STEEL/TIN CANS, ALUMINUM CANS, GLASS BOTTLES AND JARS, AND PLASTIC BOTTLES in the Commingle recycling bin.

VILLAGE TIP:  Separate ALUMINUM CANS, they can be donated to the New Auburn Park Fund whose fund raising efforts are used for park improvements and playground equipment; OR they too can be recycled.

Recyclables can be dropped off at the dumpster site located between the Village Hall and the Fire Hall, along with your garbage.

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PREPARATION TIPS . . .

  • Rinse cans, jars, and bottles – recyclables are not stored in plastic bags, rinsing reduces the odor and reduces the number of insects that are drawn to the decaying food.
  • Metal food cans, and aerosol cans (remove plastic caps).  Labels do not need to be removed. (Labels such as Campbell soup labels are used for fund raising by local schools – recycle them too!)
  • Glass bottles and jars (green, brown, and clear) (remove caps, rinse clean, and do not break).  Labels do not need to be removed.  DO NOT include plate glass or windows, mirror glass, ceramics, cookware, drinking glasses or light bulbs.
  • Plastic bottles and milk jugs (collapse bottle, rinse and remove caps) include #1 and  #2, commonly found on bottom of soda bottles, milk jugs, detergent bottles, etc..  DO NOT include motor oil containers.  (Milk caps are used for fund raising by local schools, recycle them too!)
  • Corrugated cardboard and gray cardboard should be collapsed flat and cut into 3 ft x 3 ft pieces.
  • DO NOT PLACE ANY RECYCLABLES IN PLASTIC BAGS!
  • Please contact your local schools and non-profit organizations for donation possibilities. Certain product labels, milk caps, printer cartridges, etc. provide many fund raising opportunities for them. Non-recyclable bowls and magazines may be used by various classes for craft projects.

 

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WHITE GOODS (refrigerator, stove, microwave, televisions, etc.) may be collected on a pre-arranged basis with Waste Management, Inc. phone +1 (800) 782-7347; or the Bloomer Recycling Center.

COMPUTER & ELECTRONIC RECYCLING Bin has a permanent place in the dumpster site at no cost. If the device has a cord – they will take it. No TV’s, computer monitors, or flat screen TV’s.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING RECYCLING COLLECTION OR SUGGESTIONS ON IMPROVING RECYCLING, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL THE VILLAGE CLERK AT  (715) 237-2223 OR WASTE MANAGEMENT, INC. AT +1 (800) 782-7347.

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CHIPPEWA COUNTY RECYCLING

Waste Tire Program – information phone (715) 726-7999.

Fluorescent Bulb Collection Program – local hardware stores provide a bulb collection program for a small fee. Chippewa Hardware & Sporting Goods and Bloomer Recycling Center provide this service.

Revised 4-7-15