RECYCLING AND GARBAGE INFO

Spring Cleanup Day

A Large Waste Disposal is Scheduled in Spring of Each Year

Accepted items for Large Waste Disposal (Village Residents only) are:
Wood Items: Cabinets, chairs, doors, bed boards
Iron: Metal doors, springs, bicycles
Garbage: Stuffed furniture, mattresses, box springs, toiles, sinks

Garbage and Recycling

Garbarge Bins are provided to VILLAGE RESIDENTS ONLY!

Village residents can take garbage and sorted recyclables 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 broken down before disposal.
  3. Commingled: plastic, glass, tin cans, and aluminum cans.

Please use the correct dumpster, the recycle dumpsters are labeled on the front.

Plastic bags are not recyclable.

Leaf and Brush Pickup

FOR VILLAGE RESIDENTS ONLY

Leaves & Grass Clippings

Your leaves and grass clippings shall be taken to the Compost Site. Please pick up a key at the Village Hall, 130 E Elm St. Typically, the season runs May 1 - Oct 31.

Reminder: The compost site is ONLY FOR LEAVES AND PLANT MATERIALS! NO containers, boxes, or plastic bags should be left at the compost site! No brush, tree limbs are allowed at the site. See 'Brush' below.

Brush

Brush chipping is seasonal, May - Sept. In 2022 the brush chipping schedule is May: 1st and 3rd Monday, June: 1st and 3rd Monday. July-August-September: 3rd Mondays.
Please place branches large end out to the curb. Note: Any brush chipping taking longer than 15 minutes will be charged back to the resident at the chippers going rate. New in 2022. NO HOLDBACKS on brush - brush piles attract animals, rabbits, birds, etc. and do not have a good appearance for the community.

Construction and/or Demolition Materials

For Village Residents Only: 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.  NO construction materials will be accepted at the dumpsite.

Aluminum Cans for a Cause; You Can Help!

Your aluminum cans CAN make a difference in our community! By dropping off your aluminum cans at the Village Recycling area at 130 E Elm Street, you can help the New Auburn Park Fund! All money raised from this fundraiser is used for improvements at the Village Park including the playground equipment. Please be sure to recycle them in the proper dumpster. Feel free to contact us at the Village Hall at 715-237-2223 if you have any additional questions.

Fire Burning Permits

Burning permits are required for the New Auburn village residents. Burning is allowed ONLY by permit with the New Auburn Fire Department. Burning brush, leaves, or scrap lumber all requires a burning permit. 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 715-237-2103.

Statistics

In 2020, the Village of New Auburn recycled an estimated 74.74 tons of cans, plastics, cardboard, glass, and paper.

 Previous years totals on cans, plastics, cardboard, and glass:

2020: 74.74  |  2019: 70.58  |  2018: 130

Recycling Guide: Tips to Help in Preparation!

  • 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 window glass, light bulbs, mirror glass, ceramics, and other glass.
  • Plastic (collapse bottle, rinse and remove caps) include #1 through #7, commonly found on bottom of soda bottles, milk jugs, detergent bottles, etc.. DO NOT include motor oil containers, toys, or plastic wrap.  (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.

IT’S AS EASY AS 1…2…3…  (Separate into two bins)

  1. Paper Recycling Bin:
    • NEWSPAPER,
    • MAGAZINES,
    • PHONE BOOKS,
    • CATALOGS,
    • OFFICE PAPER,
    • JUNK MAIL,
    • GRAY CARDBOARD,
    • CORRUGATED CARDBOARD
  1. Commingle Recycling Bin:
    • STEEL/TIN CANS,
    • ALUMINUM CANS,
    • GLASS BOTTLES
    • GLASS JARS,
    • PLASTIC BOTTLES

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.

Village Residents: Drop  Your Recyclables at:

130 E Elm St
New Auburn

Place in the dumpster site located East of the Village Hall, along with your garbage.  Thank you!

Where To Take White Goods?

WHITE GOODS  are typically appliances such as refrigerator, stove, microwave, televisions, etc.

  • Appliances may be collected on a pre-arranged basis with Waste Management, Inc.  Call 800-782-7347.
    Chippewa County also offers a collection site twice a year. They can be reached at 715-726-7999.

Other Recycling Options

CHIPPEWA COUNTY RECYCLING

Chippewa County offers disposables of hazard wastes including paints, etc. twice a year. A flyer is available at the Village Hall or log onto the Chippewa Co website.

Waste Tire Program
Contact at 715-726-7999.

Fluorescent Bulb Collection Program
The Local hardware stores provide a bulb collection program for a small fee.  The following provide this service:

  • Jacobson’s Hardware, Chippewa Falls
  • Horton’s True Value Hardware, Chetek
  • First Choice, Eau Claire

Electronics and Appliances
Electronics and Appliances can also be taken to First Choice located in Eau Claire. Call them at 715-833-2005. Fees Apply. Call 715-833-2005 or their website is firstchoicerecycling.com