Dept of Public Works

Garbage and Recycling

Solid Waste and Recycling Policy
The costs for pickup and disposal of solid waste and recycling are charged as a separate user charge, and are not included in the tax rate.  This charge will be payable to the City with the first installment of property taxes, which are due January 31 of each year.

Residential Unit:  Residential Unit shall mean each single family, two family or three family residential dwelling located within the legal boundary limits of the City.  A single family dwelling shall be counted as one Residential Unit, a two family dwelling shall be counted as two Residential Units and a three family dwelling shall be counted as three Residential Units.  Each Residential Unit shall receive (1) solid waste and (1) recycling container. Each Residential unit may purchase one additional container for each solid waste and recycling with a limit of two each. If the residential unit requires more than two each, then that unit shall contract individually with a private contractor for a dumpster for solid waste and recycling collection. There shall be no more than (2) carts for solid waste and (2) carts for recyclable per building.

NOTE:  For residents living in the Brillion Mobile Home Park, please contact your park manager regarding solid waste  and recycling collections and charges.

Businesses:  Shall include retail and service businesses, but shall specifically exclude manufacturing and industrial businesses. Each business unit shall receive (1) solid waste container and (1) recycling container.  Each business unit may purchase one additional container for each solid waste and recycling with a limit of two each.  If the business unit requires more than two each, then that unit shall contract individually with a private contractor for a dumpster for solid waste and recycling collection.

Collection Services:  Deyo Disposal Inc. under contract with the City of Brillion shall provide solid waste collection once every Wednesday and recycling collection once every other Wednesday.  All solid waste generated by residential and business units shall be placed in containers provided by Deyo Disposal Inc.  All recyclables subject to collection by Deyo Disposal Inc. shall be collected on a single stream basis (but separate from solid waste) and placed in the roll out container provided by Deyo Disposal Inc.  Residential and business units shall place solid waste containers and recycling containers at curbside no later than 4:00 am on the day of collection and shall not overload containers. Contact Deyo Disposal Inc. at (920) 864-5808.

Large Item Pick-up
Please call Deyo Disposal at 920-864-5808 to schedule pick-up for items too large to fit into the poly cart, such as furniture,
Recycling Schedule
Garbage and Recycling Collection Schedule is listed below - Includes recycling guidelines, for computers, tires and waste oil.  Great information for the environmentally conscious community!

The Community Recycling Program is an environmental project designed to "help us help nature."  The single-stream curbside pickups are completed by Deyo Disposal Inc. to recycle tin cans, aluminum, plastic jugs and other bottles, glass bottles, newspapers and cardboard, placed directly in recycling containers provided.  No clear recycling bags are required.

What is Recyclable and How it Should be Prepared
Aluminum, Plastic, Glass, Tin, Steel:

 All items are to be clean, rinsed out thoroughly, tops and caps removed.
  • Aluminum – rinse out
  • Tin containers – remove labels & rinse
  • Steel containers – no scrap steel
  • Plastics - #1 - #7 (except those which have contained motor oil, anti-freeze or pesticides/herbicides)
  • Glass containers:  clear, brown, green colors.  Keep all bottles and jars whole
  • Glass items such as cocktail glasses, plate glasses and ceramics are not recyclable.

Note:  Shredded paper can be stored in transparent blue, white or clear bags.

Cardboard and Paper:
Magazines, newspapers and chipboard (cereal and cake boxes) may be co-mingled in:
  • Brown paper grocery bags
  • Corrugated cardboard boxes
  • Cereal, cake and detergent boxes
  • Soda or beer 12 pack/24 pack cartons

Guidelines for corrugated cardboard boxes:
  • Must be flattened and bound
  • Large quantities should be cut into 2’ x 2’ sections, then flattened and bound

Batteries, Waste Oil, Concrete
Batteries, waste oil, and concrete will not be picked up by Deyo Disposal.  Calumet County residents who change their own oil can recycle used engine oil at various locations in Calumet County.  Including the Walmart Tire and Lube Express in Appleton and Chilton.  For options to dispose of these items, please contact the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources, or 608-266-2111.

E-Cycle Wisconsin
Wisconsin's electronics recycling law was signed by Governor Doyle in October 2009 as Act 50.  The law establishes a statewide program, now called the E-Cycle Wisconsin program, to collect and recycle certain electronic devices.  It is based on a product stewardship approach, which assigns primary responsibility for collection and recycling to the manufacturer.  The law also bans certain electronics from Wisconsin landfills and incinerators after September 1, 2010.

Who does the law affect?  All Wisconsin residents are affected by a prohibition on disposing of designated electronics in a landfill or incinerator after September 1, 2010.  Wisconsin's electronics recycling law covers electronics sold to/used by Wisconsin households and K-12 public schools.  Electronic devices include; consumer computers, printers, video display devices, computer peripherals, fax machines, DVD players, VCR's and other video players, and phones with video displays.

Electronic recycling collectors in the Brillion area include; Best Buy in Appleton and Green Bay, Lamp Recyclers Inc in Green Bay, Milwaukee PC in Green Bay and Manitowoc County Recycling Center in Manitowoc.  Residents are encouraged to contact the collector before taking electronics to a site.

For more information on E-Cycle Wisconsin, visit the DNR website at

Additional Resources
For more information on local recycling, garbage, hazardous waste and medication disposal, please visit