Garbage Collection Information
The Town of Lake Mills contracts with Johns Disposal for garbage and recycling pick up.
General information and Collection Schedule:
Garbage pick up in the Town of Lake Mills is based on two routes.
Route #1 is the Sandy Beach Road, Pine Street, Linden Street, North end of Rock Lake, Shorewood Hills, Bridle Path, Elm Point and Korth Highlands area. Pick up days in this area are MONDAYS
Route # 2 is the rest of the Town outside of the areas listed under route #1. Pick up days for this area are TUESDAYS.
Bulk Pick Starting Jan 1, 2023, Residents need to call and schedule a pick up with John's Disposal. For questions about what can be picked up contact Johns Disposal directly at (262) 473-4700
Depositing of garbage or recyclables in the town road right of ways, at the curbside or roadside of private property NOT owned by or occupied by that person is illegal and will also result in citations. This includes the dumping of garbage into dumpsters or bins on private property. (ord. 3-9)
New Residents/New Construction: For newly built residences needing bins delivered for service please email the Town Clerk to request service. Provide your name, address and contact phone number, after confirming your occupancy has been granted arrangements will be made for bin delivery.
If you purchased an existing home, bins should be left by the previous owners for garbage and recycling service please continue to use those bins or report to the Town Clerk if the bins are missing.
Questions as to what is recyclable? see links below for explainations:
Electronic Waste Recycling Opportunities in Southeastern Wisconsin:
As of September 1, 2010 John's Disposal will no longer be able to accept electronics for recycling please click on the links below for a list of collectors in our area and additional information.
Electronic Waste Recycling Information:
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Jefferson County Clean Sweep Program
Jefferson County's Clean Sweep Program hosts periodic Recycling Events for disposal of electronics, appliances, lawn equipment, tires, hazardous waste/chemicals, medication and prescription drugs.
Yard Waste Information
Roadside Yard Waste Pickup Dates
Roadside pick up for the Shorewood Hills Route only is scheduled Biannually in spring and fall. See the "Notice" Page of this website and subscribe to receive notices via email or text.
NO DROP OFF YARD WASTE SITES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE TOWN AT THIS TIME
DUMPING OF YARD WASTE (GRASS CLIPPINGS, BRUSH, TREE LIMBS, LEAVES, ETC.), IN OR ON STREETS, PARKS, PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAYS AND DITCHES IS ILLEGAL. THE PENALTY IS $50 - $100 FOR THE FIRST OFFENSE AND $100 - $200 FOR THE SECOND OFFENSE PLUS THE COST OF CLEANUP AND REMOVAL OF THE YARD WASTE IF THE TOWN HAS TO HAVE IT REMOVED.
- Dumping of yard waste on another’s property, in parks and in ditches is becoming an issue and this activity must stop. The Town Board will begin to enforce this ordinance and citations will be issued. This also includes pet waste in public road right of ways and parks.
- Depositing of garbage or recyclables at the curbside or roadside of private property NOT owned by or occupied by that person it illegal and will also result in citations. This includes the dumping of garbage into dumpsters or bins on private property. (ord. 3-9)
Guidelines for curbside pickup:
Pickup begins at 6:00 am. Please have yard waste placed on the curb the night prior to the pickup.
For the residential Shorewood Hills area garbage and recycling route (Monday route) only. This includes the North End of Rock Lake and Elm Point, Linden Street and Sandy Beach Rd.
Yard waste must be contained in clear plastic or brown compostable bags. Yard waste includes grass, leaves, small sticks, weeds, plants, pumpkins, corn stalks, wreaths and other similar materials. Branches need to be 4 ft. in length and less than 8” in diameter bundled so one man can handle.
Limit of 30 bundles or bags.
Garlic Mustard Plant Disposal
John's Disposal can not recycle Garlic Mustard as yardwaste because it will cause the plant to spread more and recommends that the plants are bagged in regular garbage bags, sealed tight and labeled with tape "Garlic Mustard" and placed in the regular garbage bins.