Garbage and Recycling Rules

Garbage Collection: Garbage will not be picked up if it is not in a Village of Warrens garbage bag. The Village of Warrens garbage bags are available at The Warrens Mall and The Berry Vine. Bags are $2.50 per bag. If you’ve recently moved in, make sure to tell the clerk you live in the village and have your garbage picked up. Please have all properly bagged garbage ready for pick up by 7:00 am on Mondays. If a holiday falls on a Monday, garbage will be picked up on Tuesday. All bags must be tied shut.

Recycling is a State Law: Recyclables are not allowed in a Village of Warrens garbage bag.

Recyclable items include: all paper items; envelopes, newsprint, magazines, books, loose paper. Tin cans must be rinsed clean. Glass bottles empty. Plastic bottles must be empty and clean. Aerosol cans must be empty. All plastics should be clean and empty. Aluminum cans must be empty. Please separate any cardboard from the rest of your recycling! Place all recyclable items in a clear bag for pickup.

Non-recyclable items include: Tissues, napkins, paper plates, meat wrappers and the Styrofoam containers they are packaged with, no tobacco products; cigarettes and chew inside plastic bottles are not allowed, furnace filters, all fiberglass products, vinyl siding, paint cans with wet paint in them, no burnt items out of a campfire; half burnt aluminum cans, wet or half-burnt paper, etc. These items, plus all other trash, must be placed in Village of Warrens garbage bags.

Electronic items: These items will only be picked up during our spring clean-up week in May. You will be charged $10 for each item. You must pay the village before they will be picked up, they include: Televisions, computers, monitors, refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, air conditioners. We will pick up tires for $3 each.

Large furniture: Beds, chairs, sofas, tables will all be accepted during our spring cleanup week. You may take them to Modern Disposal in Tomah any time of the year and pay their rates.

Right now recycling is free to our residents. In order to keep it free, we must follow the rules! If we do not, then recycling will not be free in the future.

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