The standard cart size is a 95-gallon recycling cart. 65-gallon carts are available for a $45.00 exchange fee. Additional carts may be rented for an annual fee ($99.00 for 2022). Please contact us for more information.
The normally scheduled service day recycling is every other Wednesday. Please refer to your collection calendar above to determine your recycling week. Residents must have their carts put out by 7:00 a.m. Pick-up times may vary from week to week.
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.
The lid on your cart should shut. If you have extra recycling that does not fit in your cart with the lid shut, we will pick up extra bags for a prepaid nominal fee ($3.00 for 2022). Extra recycling must be 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 contact us to make arrangements at least one business day before your pickup day. If you consistently have additional recycling, you could consider an additional recycling cart.
Additional carts recycling carts are available for an annual fee ($99.00 in 2022). Please contact us for scheduling.
We offer temporary dumpsters that come in 6, 12, 20 and 30 cubic yard sizes to meet your needs. Check out your collection calendar for a coupon! We recommend contacting us prior to the start of your clean-out for a quote. Otherwise you can contact the Village of Maple Bluff Public Works Department, or utilize the Dane County Landfill.
Please contact the Village of Maple Bluff Public Works Department (call 608-244-3048, or visit their website). Pellitteri Waste Systems does not collect large items in the Village of Maple Bluff.
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 otherwise 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. Depending on how flat the surface of where the cart has been set, 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.
Brush and yard waste cannot be placed in your trash or recycling carts. Brush and yard waste are both banned from landfills in Wisconsin. Please check with your local municipality to see how you are supposed to handle your brush or yard waste. Many municipalities have drop-off sites and some may provide curbside pickup. Brush is generally defined as branches or limbs while yard waste includes grass clippings, leaves, weeds, vines, vegetable/plant matter, hay/straw, and twigs less than half an inch in diameter (roughly as thick as your thumb) and less than 12 inches long. The only exception is “invasive plant species” (or “noxious weeds”), which must go to the landfill. Pellitteri customers must place invasive plant species in black trash bags in your trash container with a note on the bag that says it contains invasive plant species so drivers don’t think it’s yard waste. Common invasive plant species include garlic mustard, honeysuckle, purple loosestrife, buckthorn and more.