Residential Garbage & Recycling
How to prepare material for collection
Place all household "garbage" in plastic bags.
Place all recyclable materials loosely in your reusable bin/cart. There is no need to separate paper from aluminum, plastic, tin and glass.
Do not place "recyclables" in plastic bags and Do not place garbage in your recycling bin/cart.
Flatten & cut all boxes to no larger than 3 ft x 3 ft in size.
Place shredded paper in a brown paper bag, stapled closed and placed in your bin/cart.
Avoid snowplow blowing by keeping your carts/bins inside your driveway apron, behind the line of your mailbox.
Place material roadside by 6:00 AM on your scheduled collection day.
If using roll-out carts:
All material must fit inside your cart with the lid closed.
Place your wheeled cart with the front of the lid facing the road and the wheels of the cart toward your house.
Keep carts 4 ft away from obstructions such as mailboxes, utility poles, tree branches and parked cars.
Do not overstuff your cart or the cart may not empty completely.
If using reusable bins/cans:
All recyclables should be loose and placed in a reusable bin or can.
Do not bag, tie or bundle material.
Recycling containers cannot weigh more than 30 lbs each.
Heavy duty recycling bins are sold at the Adams County Solid Waste & Recycling Office for $10.00 plus tax.
What if I have more material than my cart can hold?
Be sure to flatten and cut all boxes to 3 ft. x 3 ft.
Ask a neighbor if they have room
You may bring overflow material to our drop-off site at:
1420 State Hwy 21, Friendship, WI
Monday-Friday 7am - 3:00pm. Fees apply for garbage.
Contracted Collection Services
Adams County performs curbside garbage and recycling collection service for the following communities: