GARBAGE COLLECTION

Village residents have three color coded carts: blue = recycling; gray = garbage; green = yard waste. If you need any additional carts, they can be purchased for an annual fee through Advanced Disposal, (920) 458-6030.

All waste (with the exception of Special Yard Waste and bulk items) will need to be placed in the carts provided by Advanced Disposal. Wastes must be separated into recyclable materials, garbage and yard waste. Garbage and recycling may be placed in any color bags, and then placed in the appropriate cart.  No bags are allowed in the yard waste cart.

Carts should be placed for pickup on Tuesday by 7:00 a.m.

  • Your cart should be within 18 inches of the curb with the arrows on the lid pointing to the street/curb. Carts cannot be placed on the street. If there is snow, please clear an area in the terrace, or leave the carts at the end of your driveway.
  • To avoid damage to property, place the cart at least three-feet away from mailboxes, lampposts and other fixed objects.
  • Place your cart on as level a surface as possible, but away from low hanging tree branches.
  • Place carts at least two feet away from each other.
  • Close lids prior to pick-up. All items must fit into the cart. Lids should be closed on the carts for driver identification and in order to stop material from spilling or blowing away.
  • Carts not properly placed will be tagged and not picked up.

Yard Waste Collection – All grass clippings, leafy and loose yard waste, and small sticks must be put in the yard waste cart with the green lid. DO NOT rake or place yard waste in the street. Contractors are not allowed to place yard waste by the curb.

Brush – Brush (tree branches) may be put out at the curb weekly. Brush must be neatly laid out in foor-foot lengths with a maximum six-inch diameter. No thorny material will be picked up. No shrubs with root balls or stumps will be picked up. Please put thorny material, root balls, and small stumps in the yard waste cart. Contractors are not allowed to put brush by the curb.

Leaf Collection – each Fall from October to Thanksgiving the Village collects leaves. Other times of the years leaves can be placed in the yard waste cart. Leaves can be raked into the curb for pick-up. DO NOT rake grass clippings, sticks or other garden debris into the curb.

Holidays – if Monday or Tuesday is a holiday (News Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Christmas Day), collection will be moved to Wednesday.

  • Monday, May 30 – Memorial Day – pickup will be Wednesday, June 1
  • Monday, July 4 – Independence Day – pickup will be Wednesday, July 6
  • Monday, September 5 – Labor Day – pickup will be Wednesday, September 7
Materials Place in Which Cart Other
Glass containers, aluminum cans & foil, tin & steel cans, plastics #1-7, newspapers, junk mail, magazines, cardboard, office paper, fiberboard (cereal & shoe boxes), phone books, books, and  metal Blue Cart All recyclables must be placed in the blue cart. No loose items will be picked up.
Windows & mirrors, light bulbs, Pyrex & dishes, glassesPlastic oil bottles, styrofoam, plastic cups, firm hard plastic (toys, pails, etc.)Construction material Gray Cart All garbage must be placed in the gray cart. No loose items will be picked up.
If you have a large amount of construction materials, arrange for a dumpster. Prior to having a dumpster delivered, call the Kohler Police Department at (920) 459-3877 for permission. Contractors are not allowed to put waste by the curb.
Aerosol cans Blue Cart – if emptyGray Cart – if not empty
Metal – bicycles, fences, bed frames, basketball hoops, grills, lawn mowers Blue Cart – disassemble or break down to fit into the cart. Gasoline & oil must be removed from lawn mowers & disposed of properly. If items do not fit in the cart, call Advanced Disposal (920) 458-6030 for cost and to arrange for pickup.Good as Gold Recycling will pick up items for no charge. To arrange for pickup call (920) 226-0704.Items can be taken to Sheboygan Scrap Metal, 2801 North 21st Street in Sheboygan, (920) 452-1894, and you will be paid market value for your scrap metal.Items can also be taken to Scotty Landscape Supply in Sheboygan. Call (920) 452-1925 for cost.
Couch, chair Gray Cart – break items down to fit into cart Items that don’t fit in the cart, call Advanced Disposal (920) 458-6030 to arrange for pickup and cost of disposal.Items can also be dropped off at Scotty Landscape Supply in Sheboygan. Call (920) 452-1925 for cost.
Refrigerator, air-conditioning units, microwaves, dehumidifiersStereos, computers, printers, computer monitors, fax machines, DVD players, VCR’s, cell phonesWater heaters, stoves, washers, dryers, car parts, bath tubs Do not place in a cart Call Advanced Disposal, (920) 458-6030, for cost and to arrange for pickup.Good as Gold Recycling will pick up items for no charge. To arrange for pickup call (920) 226-0704.Best Buy in Kohler accepts many electronic items. Call (920) 458-5710.Items can be dropped off at Earthwise Recycling LLC in Sheboygan Falls, (920) 467-9951 or visit their website www.earthwiserecyclingllc.com.Items can also be dropped off at Scotty Landscape Supply in Sheboygan. Call (920) 452-1925 for cost.
Concrete, bricks Do not place in a cart Call Williams Excavating (920) 565-2211 or Spielvogel Excavating (920) 458-1512.
Paint Latex Paint that is dried up or empty cans – Gray Cart. Oil Based Paint – do not place in a cart. Oil based paints are hazardous and must be disposed of properly. Call Advanced Disposal at (920) 458-6030 or wait for the Sheboygan County Hazardous waste program dates, www.sheboygancounty.com.
Prescription drugs Do not place in a cart, rinse down the drain or flush down the toilet. The Kohler Police Department has a drop box available 24 hours a day in their lobby. You can drop off prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications. For more information call the Kohler Police Department (920) 459-3877 or visit their website www.kohlerpolice.com.
Yard Waste – grass clippings, garden waste, stumps, root balls Green Cart – no loose yard waste lying on the ground. No bags are allowed in the yard waste carts. On designated Tuesdays in spring (dates to be determined) there will be Special Yard Waste Collection dates that any amount of yard waste may be placed by the curb in solid containers. Landscape contractors are not allowed to put waste by the curb. The Village does not have a drop-off site or dumpsters available for residents to bring yard waste.Yard waste can also be taken to Scotty Landscape Supply in Sheboygan. Call (920) 452-1925 for cost.
Branches Green Cart – cut into 4 foot lengths Once your green cart is full, branches cut into 4 foot lengths may also be placed neatly by the curb for pickup. All branches must be less than 6 inches in diameter.  Thorny material must be cut up and put in the green cart. Brush not complying will be tagged and not picked up. Contractors are not allowed to put branches by the curb.

It is a requirement of the Village of Kohler as per a storm water permit with the DNR to educate the public on illicit discharges to the storm water system. All illicit discharge would be the dumping of any chemical, pet waste, or hazardous substance into the street or a storm basin inlet. The substance would eventually make its way into the Sheboygan River causing a pollution hazard.

To report an illicit discharge, please call the Public Works Department at (920) 459-3881.