Refuse & Recycle

Our community is proud of our refuse and recycle program. Refuse collections occur once a week and Recycling collections occur every other week. Recycling is the one hands-on environmental activity that we all can take part in regularly, since we all face choices several times each day about what goes in our refuse cart. Thank you for taking the time to familiarize yourself with our refuse and recycle requirements. If we all Think Recycling the impact we can have on our environment will be tremendous.

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Tan lid receptacles are for garbage / refuse
Green lid receptacles are for recycling

Missed collection?

If your curbside collections were missed, please first verify that they were out properly; this includes but not limited to correct spacing between carts and objects, out by 7 a.m. on collection day, and correct week for recycling. If everything was done properly, please contact Pellitteri at (608) 257-4285 to alert them to this issue. If possible when calling, let them know whether you were the only one missed or if others were as well (entire block or just one side of the street). Thank you for your cooperation in this matter - contacting the vendor directly will result in the best resolution to your missed collections.

The Basics

Refuse and recycling collections are provided by the City of Sun Prairie’s contractor, Pellitteri Waste Systems (608-257-4285). Only residents living in the following types of dwellings receive city-sponsored refuse and recycling collections:

  • 4-Plex
  • Condominium
  • Duplex
  • Single-Family Home

Residents receiving city-sponsored collections are provided with either 65 gallon or 95 gallon disposal receptacles. If you wish to get additional refuse or recycle carts, please call Pellitteri at 608-257-4285.

Sign up for email alerts from Pellitteri for weather delays, recycling updates, etc. by clicking here. Be sure to include your address.

Refuse and recycle carts must be curbside by 7 a.m. on your collection day and should not be set out earlier than noon of the previous day. Carts should be placed at the end of your driveway or on the terrace. Do not place your cart in the street or gutter area or on a sidewalk or bike path.Please allow four feet between your cart and other objects (mailboxes, other carts, etc.), and 10 feet from parked cars on the street. Lids need to close on the cart to be picked up, overflowing carts can result in the material spilling into the street and may not be collected. Click here to learn more information about cart placement.

One bad symbol
One good one bad, symbols
Two carts good symbol

Multi-Family Dwelling / Commercial Properties

Multi-family and commercial properties are responsible for providing their own refuse and recycling collection services and disposal containers. All questions for collections on these properties should be directed to either the Property Manager or the Property Owner. The city does not handle these collections.

If you live in a multi-family dwelling or own commercial property, you are unable to use the Recycle Center. You cannot use the Recycle Center because these types of properties do not pay the special tax charge to do so, whereas the above mentioned properties do pay for its use.