Bulk Item Collection

Bulk items or large items that do not fit in the refuse cart can be collected curbside for residents, Please see directions below for scheduling and paying for the collection. Appliances and electronics can also be collected curbside by Pellitteri Waste Systems, Guy-Girl and a Truck, or File 13 E-Waste Solutions or taken to appliance and electronic retail stores that may also offer recycling.

Available contractors for curbside pickups 

Residents that wish to have items picked up curbside must prearrange and pay for the collection through one of the following companies: Pellitteri Waste Systems (608-257-4285), J-Dog Junk Removal (608-765-5364), 1-800-GOT-JUNK, JUNK KING (1-888-888-JUNK), Guy-Girl and a Truck (608-209-5977 or 608-209-0928), or College Hunks (1-888-689-5999). The hired contractor will then dispose of the collected items. This service will be limited to items such as furniture, mattresses, box springs, toilets, desks, doors, etc. Residents in apartment buildings or other commercial properties that are not included in the city contract for curbside collections can also use the company that provides their dumpsters (rather than Pellitteri).

Per city ordinance the material may be set at the curb no earlier than noon the day before collection. Call the Public Works Department at 608-837-3050 for further information.

Drop-off locations

To haul bulk/large items yourself, you can use the following landfills:

Alternative Locations

If you are recycling conscious and have items that are in good, reusable condition, you can bring your item(s) to:

Focus on Energy Appliance Recycling

Focus on Energy will pick up your old, working condition fridge or freezer for free. Plus, you'll get $20 in return! Learn more about eligibility requirements and how to sign up at on their website.