Chilton, Wisconsin

Garbage and Recycling

Garbage pickup in Chilton is on Tuesdays beginning at 5:30 a.m. or on Wednesday's after a Monday holiday (such as Memorial Day and Labor Day). Garbage cans come from Advanced Disposal. Contact Chilton City Hall to receive a can. There's a yearly fee for a garbage can. The fee depends on the can size.


Garbage cans can be placed curbside beginning at 2 p.m. the day before the pickup. Place cans behind the curb, not in the street.


What's recyclable and when is it picked up?

The following is a reminder of what is recyclable and how it should be prepared. Click here to see the recycling guide.

The recyclables placed for curbside should be placed five feet from the automated container (garbage can).

1. The following items must be clean, rinsed thoroughly, with tops removed from bottles and cans and commingled in the recycling cart for curbside pickup:

    1. Aluminum (cans, trays and foils).
    2. Tin and steel containers (no aerosol containers).
    3. Glass: clear, brown or green (no plate glass, drinking glasses, ceramics or clay items).
    4. Plastics:#1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 soap and soda bottles and milk jugs (no plastic bags nor motor oil, anti-freeze, herbicide, pesticide containers).
    5. Corrugated cardboard: flattened and bound. Large quantities should be cut in 2'x2' sections, then flattened and bound.
    6. Paper products including magazines, chipboard, newspapers, junk mail, writing paper and other office paper and cereal, cake, detergent or like boxes. No wax or pizza boxes.
  1. Other notes:
    1. Waste Oil: No longer picked up at curbside. Pleaes take waste oil to the Chilton Wal-Mart Superstore at 810 S. Irish Rd. between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday or Sundays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. People can bring in up to five quarts daily. Please see an attendant in the motor vehicle department before dropping off. Phone (920) 849-8461. Click here for more info.
    2. Vehicle Batteries: No longer picked up curbside.
    3. Unwanted household and clothing items: Please donate to Shepherd's Attic (849-9250) or Vinnie's Hope Chest (853-3449).
    4. Compact Florescent Bulbs: Chilton's Farm and Home Do-It-Best Hardware store accepts compact florescent bulbs (the curly ones) free of charge. Click here for more information on other places in Calumet County that accept these  bulbs.

New law keeps oil filters and absorbents out of landfills

Beginning January 1, 2011 used automotive engine oil filters and oil absorbent materials are banned from Wisconsin landfills. No individual or group is exempt. The ban applies to everyone in the state including individuals, farmers, businesses, commercial or industrial facilities and other organizations.


Recycling Collection Dates


Direct questions regarding preparation, sorting, what's recyclable or curbside pickup to Advanced Disposal at (888) 688-4005. Recyclables are picked up on Tuesday except for those days with an * by them. Recyclables will be picked up on Wednesday instead.

2018 - North of Main Street2018 - South of Main Street
Jan. 9, 23Jan. 3*, 16, 30
Feb. 6, 20Feb. 13, 27
March 6, 20March 13, 27
April 3, 17April 10, 24
May 1, 15, 30*May 8, 22
June 12, 26June 5, 19
July 10, 24July 3, 17, 31
August 7, 21August 14, 28
Sept. 5*, 18Sept. 11, 25
Oct. 2, 16, 30Oct. 9, 23
Nov. 13, 27Nov. 6, 20
Dec. 11, 26*Dec. 4, 18

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