For missed pickups, damaged containers, questions on waste disposal, etc., contact the Waste Management Customer Service Center at 888-960-0008.
All waste (with the exception of Special Yard Waste and bulk items) need to be placed in garbage carts provided by Waste Management. The wastes must be separated into recyclable materials, garbage and yard waste. Garbage and recycling may be placed in bags or loose in the carts. No bags are allowed in the yard waste cart.
All 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 Waste Management, 888-960-0008.
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 three feet away from each other.
- Close lids prior to pick-up. 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.
Place in Which Cart
|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, glasses||Gray Cart||All garbage must be placed in the gray cart. No loose items will be picked up.|
|Aerosol cans & paint cans||Blue Cart – if empty
Gray Cart – if not empty
|Old garbage cans||Gray Cart||If the cans do not fit in the new carts, call Waste Management at (888) 960-0008 to arrange for pickup.|
|Plastic oil bottles, Styrofoam, plastic cups, firm hard plastic (toys, pails, etc.)||Gray Cart|
|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 Waste Management (888) 960-0008 for cost and to arrange for pickup. Good as Gold Recycling will pick up items. For cost and to arrange for pickup call (920) 226-0704.|
|Cardboard sided juice containers, cardboard ice cream containers, wax coated paper, tissue products/paper toweling, holiday wrapping paper, oil contaminated cardboard, frozen food boxes, pizza boxes||Gray Cart|
|Construction material||Gray Cart||If you have a large amount of 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.|
|Couch, chair||Gray Cart – break items down to fit into cart||Items that don’t fit in the cart, call Waste Management (888) 960-0008 to arrange for pickup and cost of disposal.|
|Refrigerator, air-conditioning units, microwaves, dehumidifiers||Do not place in a cart||Items must be picked up by a licensed hauler. Call Waste Management, (888) 960-0008, for cost and to arrange for pickup. Good as Gold Recycling will also pick up items. To arrange for pickup call (920) 226-0704. Items can be dropped off at Earthwise Recycling LLC in Sheboygan Falls, (920) 467-9951 or visit their website www.earthwiserecyclingllc.com.|
|Stereos, computers, printers, computer monitors, fax machines, DVD players, VCR’s, cell phones||Do not place in a cart||Best Buy in Kohler accepts many electronic items, (920) 458-5710; Earthwise Recycling LLC in Sheboygan Falls accepts electronics and many other items, (920) 467-9951 or visit their website www.earthwiserecyclingllc.com.|
|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 Waste Management at (888) 960-0008 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.|
|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. No thorny material will be picked up. Thorny material must be placed in the green cart. All branches must be less than 6 inches in diameter.|
|Water heaters, stoves, washers, dryers, car parts, bath tubs||Do not place in a cart||Call Waste management (888) 960-0008 for cost and to arrange for pickup. Good as Gold Recycling will also pick up items. For cost and to arrange for pickup call (920) 226-0704.|