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Posted on: April 14, 2022

ANNUAL BULK ITEM CURBSIDE COLLECTION

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Bulk Item Curbside Pick-Up will take place the week of June 13th to participate residents MUST contact Waste Management CS directly between May 31st-June 10th, to be placed on their schedule by phone (262) 251-4000 or via email wmeservice@wm.com.

The Village of Germantown in coordination with Waste Management is offering a one time per year curbside pickup of your bulk items at no charge to the resident.

This free service will take place the week of JUNE 13th, 2022.

Residents are limited to two (2) bulk items per address.

Residents who choose to participate MUST contact Waste Management Customer Service Center directly between May 31st to June 10th, to be placed on the collection route schedule.   The following options are available - by phone (262) 251-4000; email wmeservice@wm.com; or Live Chat at www.wm.com;

Residents who sign up will be required to have their bulk item(s) placed at the curb by 6 a.m. CST starting on Monday, June 13th.   Items will be collected throughout the week.  All items must be able to be handled by two people.

For your reference, please see below for the list of Acceptable and NOT Acceptable Items or on the Village’s website www.germantownwi.gov or stop at Village Hall (Engineering Department counter) for a hard copy of the list.

Acceptable Bulk Items Include:

  • Furniture such as couches, tables, chairs, beds, mattresses and metal furniture
  • Baby/child car seats
  • Basketball goal - Remove concrete base & cut to 6 ft. or less; concrete will not be collected; take to construction demolition landfill or full-service recycling center.
  • Bathtubs - 75 lbs or less; 8 ft. or less; if larger than 8 ft., must cut in half. (No cast iron tubs)
  • Bed frames - Dismantle.
  • Beds (metal) - Dismantle
  • Bikes
  • Box springs
  • Carpet - Roll & cut no longer than 4 ft.; no more than 75 lbs.
  • Carts (metal) - No grocery carts.
  • Couches
  • China cabinet hutches - Empty; tape the glass.
  • Chairs
  • Chests - Empty.
  • Desks - Empty.
  • Doors - Tape glass, if applicable.
  • Dressers - Empty.
  • Entertainment centers - Empty; tape glass, if applicable.
  • Fireplace inserts - Remove bricks; no bricks collected.
  • Floor coverings - Includes carpet & padding installed by homeowners only; roll carpet & padding; 4 ft. or less; no more than 75 lbs.
  • Garbage cans - Tag with a note indicating to take the can.
  • Glass doors, windows, table inserts - Using tape, make an X over the glass and place it at curbside
  • Grills - Remove propane tanks; 75 lbs or less; no commercial grills.
  • Gutters - 4 ft. or less.
  • Hampers - Empty.
  • Landscape timbers - Cut to 4-6 ft. or less; no railroad ties. No treated wood
  • Linoleum - Roll & cut no longer than 4 ft.; no more than 75 lbs.
  • Loveseat
  • Mattresses
  • Patio furniture
  • Pool Covers - Folded; only folded cover 75 lbs or less will be collected.
  • Push Lawnmowers - Remove gasoline; remove battery, if applicable.
  • Toilets - Clean & empty.
  • Toys (large)

Any item that is too large for the truck, more than 75 lbs., or is too heavy for one (1) person to load safely, will not be collected.
 Any item outside this list, and not on the Unacceptable Items list, will need to be assessed and a determination made my WM as to whether or not it can be safely collected.

Items not acceptable for collection include: 

  • Electronic waste
    • PLEASE NOTE: televisions and computers and related computer equipment are banned from landfills in Wisconsin. This includes CPUs, laptops, monitors, printers, printer/fax/scan devices, mice and keyboards; and all televisions, including flat-panel televisions, projection televisions and televisions with picture tubes.
  • Any materials resulting from work performed by a commercial contractor
  • Automobile parts including motors, tires on rims, doors, fenders, car seats, batteries, bumpers
  • Bricks
  • Brush
  • Building/Construction Materials
  • Cardboard boxes. Please cut down to 3 feet by 3 feet (or smaller) pieces and place in the recycling cart for collection
  • Central air conditioning or heating units
  • Ceramic tile
  • Chain link fencing
  • Cinder blocks
  • Concrete
  • Dirt
  • Duct or sheet metal materials
  • Fence posts with concrete attached
  • Fire-damaged items
  • Glass
  • Grocery carts
  • Household Trash
  • Floor coverings (except carpet/padding installed or removed by homeowner)
  • Marble or simulated marble counter tops
  • Nails or boards with protruding nails
  • Oil Drums
  • Paint & other hazardous waste
  • Plaster
  • Propane/oxygen tanks
  • Railroad ties
  • Rocks
  • Roofing materials, shingles
  • Sand
  • Sheetrock
  • Shingles
  • Soil
  • Tires
  • White Goods/large appliances (washers, dryers, refrigerators, stoves/ovens, dish washers, freezers, dehumidifiers, microwaves)
  • Yard waste

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