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205 South Lincoln Ave.
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
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Garbage & Rubbish Collection Rules

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City's Contractor:  Advanced Disposal 
Phone:  1-800-387-0949
Garbage and Animal Waste:
If plastic bags will be placed in cart, they must be of the see- through variety to assure compliance with recycling law and ordinance. Animal wastes shall be placed in a SEALED see-through plastic bag and then placed in cart.
Ashes or Burnt Materials:
Shall not be put in cart in a hot or smoldering state. Allow at least 72 hours cooling time before placing in cart.
Electronics - New in September 2010
Under the new E-Cycle Wisconsin law the following items are now banned from landfills:  Desktop computers, printers, fax machines, cell phones, DVD players, VCRs, video devices with screen at least 7" long such as TV's, laptops and computer monitors, etc.  These items will not be picked up and cannot be disposed of at the Public Works Garage.  Please contact the Public Works Department or Advanced Disposal for information on  disposal options of these items or go to
Construction Waste:
  1. Material generated from residents performing their own work will be collected provided such materials are able to be placed in garbage cart and do not prevent the lid from being substantially closed.
  2. Materials NOT collected include, but are not limited to, rough metals, rain gutters or spouts, concrete, rocks and bricks etc.  
  3. NO construction waste of any kind will be collected as a result of contractors performing the work.

Miscellaneous Information:

  1. Bulk Waste: Non-metal furniture (couches, chairs, tables, dressers) mattresses and box springs, carpet rolls (must be rolled and tied, not to exceed 4 ft in length or 12 inches in diameter), countertops (not to exceed 4 ft. in length or 36 inches wide) will be collected on the resident's first Solid Waste Collection day of May and October, (two collections per year).

    This curbside bulk collection is not intended for the disposal of your smaller-type item, nor is it intended for disposal of boxes, bags or piles of miscellaneous trash.  Any of those type items that fit, can be disposed of in your weekly garbage cart or they can be taken to the bulk waste drop-off truck.  The Advanced Disposal manned truck is available for disposal of bulk waste and/or miscellaneous trash on the first Wednesday afternoon of the month from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. and the third Saturday of each month, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at the south end of Myrtle Rd.  Important:  Enter Myrtle Road off of Cooper Street.  The line will begin at the south end of Myrtle Road.  This bulk truck service is for City of Beaver Dam residential use only.  Businesses and Contractors must find alternate methods of disposal. 

  2. TIRES:  Tires are NOT collected curbside and are NOT accepted at the drop-off site.

  3. White Good or other metals will NOT be collected curbside. White Goods and metals include stoves, dishwashers, water heaters, furnaces, boilers, humidifiers, garbage compactors, washers and dryers, sheet metal, pipe, etc. A drop-off site is available during business hours at the Public Works Garage, 640 S. Center Street, for disposal of these items that do not contain refrigerants. Microwaves are also not accepted at the Public Works Garage. Items containing refrigerants (refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, etc.) and microwaves must be disposed of through a licensed appliance dealer or salvage company.

  4. Lead Acid Batteries are NOT collected curbside; they can be brought to the Public Works Garage during regular business hours. Stop at office for instructions.

  5. Waste Engine Oil is NOT collected curbside. It can be disposed of at the Public Works Garage during business hours only. Stop at office for instructions.

  6. Engine Anti-Freeze will NOT be collected curbside. It can be disposed of at the Public Works Garage during business hours only. Stop at office for instructions.

  7. Fruits and vegetables, including pumpkins, are considered garbage and must be containerized in collection cart, and not placed in a loose manner for collection.
     8.  Paint - air dry liquid latex paint in the can by removing the lid.  To speed up this process,
          you can mix sand, cement, plaster of paris or kitty litter with the paint.  Once dried, you
          can dispose of your dried paint/can in your Veolia garbage cart.  Please leave the lid off
          so that it can be seen that the paint is no longer in a liquid state.


All questions, with the exception of yard waste, should be referred to the City's Contractor:

Advanced Disposal 

N7296 Hwy. V
Horicon, Wisconsin, 53032
Telephone: 1-800-387-0949