City of Shullsburg
2023 Recycling Instructions

Garbage and Recycling Collection will be every Thursday.

Please have items out for collection by 7:00 a.m.

To help avoid worker injury, garbage containers should have a maximum size of 35 gallons and weigh no more than 50 pounds.

Items that are not considered solid waste or recyclables for weekly collection are: leaves, grass clippings, garden waste, brush, wood, cement, construction and remodeling material, furniture, fencing, major appliances, waste tires, waste oils, lead acid batteries, and electronics (t.v.’s, computer components, fax machines, DVD players, VCR’s and DVR’s).

Tire and appliance collection will be quarterly on the following Wednesdays:
February 1st, May 3rd, August 2nd and November 1st.

Collection of tires and appliances will be according to the following guidelines:

  • Each residential household would be responsible for calling the City to schedule the pick-up service, at least one day prior to quarterly pick-up.
  • All tires and appliances for collection would need to be placed at curbside.
  • Residents will be responsible for the cost of the tire and appliance recycling with payment being made to The City of Shullsburg prior to collection.

Charges are based on the following:

Car Tires-$5.00 each
Car Tires on Rims- $10.00 Each
Washers, dryers, dishwashers & Stoves- $15 each
Microwaves- $20 each
Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners & dehumidifiers- $30 each

2023 City Clean up dates will be May 13th and October 14h.  Dumpsters will be available at the burning grounds from 9 am to 2 pm for city residents only.


Memorial Day collection will be on Friday, June 2nd.
Independence Day collection will be on Friday, July 7th.
Labor Day collection will be on Friday, September 9th. 
Thanksgiving collection will be on Friday, November 24th. 
Christmas collection will be on Friday, December 29th.  

For more information please contact your municipality or call our office @ 608-348-9586 or 800-848-4591.

Single Stream
Recycling Instructions

Plastics:  Household container plastics #1 through #7 are recyclable. Plastic items that are not recyclable include: Formed Styrofoam, packing peanuts, oil bottles, film and bags.

Metals: Tin & Aluminum Food, Beverage, and Aerosol cans, can be recycled. They should be empty and the plastic tops removed. Cardboard sided juice cans and paint cans are not recyclable.  Small items of scrap metal may also be recycled (pots, pans, toasters, etc.), nothing smaller than 2 inches or larger than a basketball and weighing more than 10 lbs.

Glass:  Green, brown, blue, and clear bottles and jars only. Windows, mirrors, glassware, ceramics, and light bulbs are not recyclable.

Paper:   Newspaper, magazines, office paper, phone books, paper milk and juice cartons and junk mail should be placed loose in the recycling bin. Tissue or paper towels, food and candy wrappers are not recyclable. Gift wrapping paper (non-foil type) is also recyclable.

Cardboard:  All cardboard boxes including paperboard (cereal boxes, etc…) are recyclable. Wax and plastic coated cardboard are not recyclable. Please flatten boxes ; pieces should  be no larger than 3 feet by 3 feet.

Recyclables may be mixed in clear or transparent bags and placed in bins, drivers look for the bins to determine if a stop is needed.

Please rinse containers!

Preparing recyclables correctly is important for the Recycling Centers automated single-stream sorting process. Proper preparation ensures that recyclables will not be landfilled, helping keep your communities cost down.

Recycling Facts

  • Recycling diverted 1.7 billion pounds from landfills.
  • Aluminum cans distinguish themselves as the most recycled and most recyclable beverage container in the world.  105,784 cans are recycled every minute nationwide.
  • Recycling aluminum cans saves 95 percent of the energy used to make aluminum cans from virgin ore.
  • Glass containers are 100 percent recyclable, can be recycled endlessly and recovered glass is used as the majority ingredient in new glass containers.
  • Every ton of glass that is recycled results in one ton of raw materials saved to process new glass, including: 1,300 pounds of sand, 410 pounds of soda ash and 380 pounds of limestone.
  • In 2007, the amount of paper recovered for recycling averaged 360 pounds for every person in the United States.
  • For every ton of paper or cardboard that is recycled; 17 trees are saved from being cut down, 7,000 gallons of freshwater are saved in the manufacturing of the product, and enough energy to heat an average home for 6 months.
  • It takes over 1.5 million barrels of oil to manufacture a year’s supply of bottled water. That’s enough oil to fuel 100,000 cars.
  • Eight out of 10 plastic water bottles become landfill waste.
  • Recycling steel saves 75 percent of the energy that would be used to create steel from raw materials, enough to power 18 million homes.
  • One ton of recycled steel saves 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds of limestone.