Do not put any trash or recycling outside the cart without calling Pellitteri Waste Systems first (608) 257-4285. Depending on the amount and type of material we will ask for prepayment and will give you special instructions. If it is a small amount you may be able to wait until the next week to fit it in the cart.
Additional carts are available for an annual fee. Please call our office for pricing and to make arrangements.
The standard size carts are the 95-gallon trash (dark brown) cart and 95-gallon recycling (blue) cart. Smaller carts are available. Please call our office for pricing and to make arrangements. There is a curbside exchange fee.
The carts should be at the street by 6:00am on Monday. After your cart is emptied, please remove it from the street that day.
Carts should be as the end of your driveway. The cart should be placed on level ground, and should be at least four feet from any obstacle such as utility poles, mail boxes, trees, and parked cars. The handles of the carts should face your house so that the lid opens properly when being dumped.
Only household trash can be put in your cart. Do not place recyclables, construction materials, demolition, or hazardous materials in your cart.
The automated collection program is not intended to provide this type of service. You have several options. Please call us at (608) 257-4285 for a phone quotation for one of our temporary dumpsters. It is best to arrange for this type of dumpster service prior to beginning the work. Check your collection calendar for a coupon!
There is a fee per item for bulky items such as stoves, refrigerators (with doors removed), hot-water tanks, furniture and other large household items. Please contact us with details of the quantity and type of item(s). We are happy to provide you with the bulky item disposal cost and instructions for disposal, as well as alternative disposal options if available.
No. The carts are property of Pellitteri Waste Systems and need to stay at the house.
Please call us at 608-257-4285. The carts are the property of the Pellitteri Waste Systems and we will take care of replacements due to normal wear and tear, or damage by our trucks. There is a fee to the resident if the cart is otherwise damaged or stolen while in their custody.
The automated cart dumping process lifts the container upside down and stops with a slight jolt. If the material is wedged tightly the material may not come out. Please put the heavier items in the bottom of the cart and do not compact the material.
Many factors can contribute to whether carts remain upright after being emptied. The automated system uses hydraulic arms to pick up the cart and dump it into the truck which are controlled by a joystick from inside the truck. The carts tend to be top-heavy once empty, especially 35 gallon carts and 65 gallon carts. Depending on how flat the surface of where the cart has been set, as well the size of the cart, how heavy the contents of the cart were, moisture on the outside of the cart, and the amount of wind, it can be very difficult to set the carts down without them tipping over. Due to safety concerns for both residents and the drivers, the drivers are not able to get out of their trucks to set cart back upright at every home. There are many benefits to the automated system, especially for safety and cost savings to residents. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with the automated system.