For questions regarding your service, contact us below or call 608-257-4285.
The City of Brodhead is divided into 2 geographic areas for refuse and recycling collection.
The standard cart size for the City of Brodhead is a 65-gallon trash cart (brown) and a 65-gallon recycling cart (blue). Should you require a larger trash cart, there is an additional annual fee payable to the City of Brodhead (there is no annual fee for a larger recycling cart). There may be an additional exchange fee required to change your cart size(s). Please contact the City of Brodhead Public Works Department at 608-897-4384.
The normally scheduled service days for the City of Brodhead are Friday. Trash is collected every week and recyclables are collected every other week. Please refer to your collection calendar or the map on our website to determine your recycling week. Residents must have their carts put out by 6:00 a.m. Pick-up times may vary from week to week. Trash and recycling carts are serviced at separate times during the day. Recycling carts put out on a non-recycling collection week will not be emptied.
Carts should be placed at the end of your driveway and be within two feet of the street or curb area. The carts should be placed on level ground and should be at least four feet from any obstacle such as utility poles, mailboxes, trees and parked cars. The handles of the carts should face your house so that the lids open properly when being dumped. Carts cannot be collected if they are improperly placed. In the winter you may need to shovel out areas for your carts just like you do for mail delivery. Please do not place carts in the street.
Only household trash can be put in your trash cart. Do not place any recyclables, brush/leaves, construction materials, demolition, electronics or hazardous materials in your cart.
If it is a small amount of extra trash you may want to consider waiting until the following week to have it picked up in your cart. If you have an extra bag of trash, we will pick it up for a pre-paid nominal fee. Please call us at least one day before your pickup day to schedule. If you frequently have extra trash, you may want to consider upgrading to a larger trash cart. Please contact the City of Brodhead Public Works Department directly for a larger trash cart (608-897-4384).
If it is a small amount of extra recycling, you may want to consider waiting until the following scheduled recycling week to have it picked up in your cart. If you have extra bags of recycling outside of your cart, we will pick them up for a pre-paid nominal fee as long as it is placed in a clear, plastic bag (32-gallons or less and no more than 50lbs) and set next to your recycling cart on your recycling week. Extra cardboard should be flattened and placed in clear plastics bags as well. Do not tie or bundle cardboard. Please call us at (608) 257-4285 for more information on extra bag pickup charges and/or a larger cart (cart upgrade).
Additional trash carts are available for an annual fee. Please contact the City of Brodhead Public Works Department (608-897-4384) for more information.
Additional carts recycling carts are available for an annual fee of $96. Please contact Pellitteri Waste Systems (608-257-4285) for more information.
The automated collection program is not intended to provide this type of service. We do offer temporary dumpsters that come in 6, 12, 20 and 30 cubic yard sizes to meet your needs. We recommend contacting us prior to the start of your cleanout for a quote.
Every spring the City of Brodhead has a free curbside pickup event (typically in May). During this event, extra bags, furniture items, and miscellaneous items are accepted for free curbside pickup. When the event is scheduled, it will be posted on our website and include the list of items that will or will not be collected along with any preparation guidelines.
Throughout the rest of the year or for items not accepted in the clean-up event, please contact us with details of the quantity and types of items. 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 not to be taken from the existing household. They stay at the property for the next residents.
Please call us at (608) 257-4285. The carts are the property of Pellitteri Waste Systems. We will take care of any normal wear and tear or damage done by our trucks. There is a fee to the resident if the cart is damaged or stolen while in their custody.
The automated cart dumping process lifts the cart upside down and stops with a slight jolt. If the material is wedged tightly in the cart the material may not come out. Please put heavier items in the bottom of the cart and do not compact the materials.
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.