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Mission Statement

Provide the Town of Brooklyn residents practical, affordable and environmentally friendly waste management services; promote thoughtful recycling practices for current and future generations and operate with minimal financial impact on the Town’s budget.


Town of Brooklyn Residents cannot use Green County Landfill
 
     As of December 31, 2015 Town of Brooklyn Residents can no longer use the Green County Landfill even if you were agreeable to paying their tipping fee. The Green County Landfill made a decision to restrict the use of their solid waste collection site only to Towns who “participate” in their program. For many years, the Town of Brooklyn has opted not to use the Green County Landfill and to use private contractors for disposal of the Town waste and recyclables as a more
economical option for the Town.
     In recent years Green County Landfill use has fallen due largely to the use of private haulers in the City of Monroe and other communities that are delivering the waste to alternative sites. This has driven up costs at their landfill which has many fixed costs associated with the liability of potential leaks at the current and all previously closed landfills in Green County. In an attempt to mitigate those costs, the Green County Landfill has asked municipalities to “participate” and assume a share of those liabilities. The Town Board has determined this would not be in the best interest of the Town of Brooklyn residents to bear this fiscal burden we did not create.  
     This new restriction by the Green County Landfill does not affect the program to collect silage bags from farmers in the Town of Brooklyn. For other materials you would normally haul to the Green County (Monroe) landfill and are not accepted at our Town recycling center, we advise Town residents contact a private contractor for pickup.
 

Little Free Library at the Recycle Center

Bob Strous - showing the latest addition to our Little Free Library!

 

Bob Strous demonstrates our Recycling Center's two "Little Free Library" units.  In the spirit of recycling, residents can drop off and trade books at our libraries in front of the center at any time.  In the spirit of recycling, the libraries are made entirely of repurposed materials collected at our Center.  So check out both our "washer/treadmill" and our "microwave/barbeque" libraries on you next visit.  We are also registered on the Little Free Library website and on their map.

 


Recycling/Waste Disposal

N8790 Benson Road

Brooklyn, Wisconsin  53521

Lead Attendent: John Franklin

Phone Number: 608-575-8821

Email ksantulis@gmail.com


Hours of Operation:

Winter Hours: Saturday 8 AM -4 PM

Summer Hours (between Memorial Day and Labor Day): Sat 8AM - 2PM & Tues 6PM - 8PM 


 

Solid waste/trash/garbage * (bagged or bag equivalent) . . . . . . . . $3.00 / 32 gallon bag; $5.00 / 55 gal. bag  (pricing effective: July 2016)

*Includes non-commercial construction waste in limited amounts, furniture, bedding, carpeting, doors and windows

Appliances with refrigeration units (with or without refrigerant) . . . $25.00 per unit

Electronic Waste . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0.50/pound,  $1.00 minimum

Tires (double fee if mounted on wheel – no ballast allowed)

·         Auto Tires…….....................……………........……………  $2.00

·         Truck Tires …..................................………………………. $3.00

·         Skid Steer Tires …………………….................................  $3.00

·         Semi-Tractor Tires……………………..............................  $10.00

·         Farm Tractor Tires…………………………………………   $25.00

Fluorescent & Incandescent Light Recycling - Bring unbroken light bulbs to the Center and we will properly dispose of them…………………………………….  No charge!

Battery Recycling - Bring them in and the attendant will place them in the proper storage bins…………………………………………………………………. No charge

Waste Oil Recycling - Our Center has joined with the Village of Brooklyn to ensure better service for both communities.  Check at the Recycling Center for location, times, and instructions. Oil filters can be recycled at the Benson Rd. location.  *Old Antifreeze (not mixed w/oil)

TV's - Bring them in and the attendant will place them in the proper storage bins.  All e-waste is ………………………………………………………………………   $0.50/lb

Motor oil containers, plastic bags, styrofoam and aluminum foil are not accepted for recycling at this time and will be sorted as trash. If you wish to recycle them, please take them to an alternate location.

 

 

Town of Brooklyn - Recycling and solid waste handling and separation requirements:

 

ITEM, SUBSTANCE

 

TERMS

 

CATEGORY

MATERIAL

 

CONDITIONS

 

MANDATORY

Aluminum - cans

 

place in specially labeled containers

 

RECYCLING

Aluminum, large items

 

see Attendant for processing

 

(WISCONSIN

Aluminum, miscellaneous

 

X Aluminum foil and pie tins if cleaned of all food

 

REQUIREMENTS)

Catalogs, phone books

 

X

 

 

Cardboard, cereal boxes

 

X flatten to save space

 

"X"

Junk mail

 

X

 

means place

Magazines, newspapers

 

X bag or bind to prevent blowing

 

in single stream

Glass bottles & jars

 

X rinsed and cleaned

 

recycling containers

Office paper

 

X

 

 

Paper egg cartons

 

X

 

 

Paper milk & juice cartons

 

X rinsed and flattened

 

 

Plastic (#1 thru 7)

 

X See exceptions in trash below

 

 

Steel/tin cans

 

X rinsed and flattened

 

 

Steel aerosol cans

 

X empty only

 

VOLUNTARY

Batteries; Printer Cartridges; Toner Cartridges

 

all types - see Attendant for processing

 

RECYCLING

Light bulbs

 

all types - see Attendant for processing

 

(TOWN SERVICES

Unrefrigerated appliances

 

 

 

AVAILABLE)

Steel

 

drums - not flattened, 1end on, rinsed

 

 

Refrigerated appliances

 

DOORS MUST BE REMOVED

 

disposal fees apply

Electronic Waste

 

TVs, Computers, Peripherals, VCR & DVD players, Fax machines, cell phones

 

 

Tires

 

with/without rims, no ballast

 

 

Used/waste oil & filters

 

Undiluted motor oil can be taken to the Village of Brooklyn waste water treatment plant, State Hwy 104 (Rutland & windy Lane) M-F, 7 AM to 3:30 PM. NO CHARGE

 

 

Water heaters

 

 

 

 

Gas powered items

 

fuel and oil must be drained

 

 

Plastic bags are not accepted for recycling

 

return to issuing store if possible

 

 

 

 

otherwise trash

 

Town of Brooklyn - Recycling and solid waste handling and separation

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM, SUBSTANCE

 

TERMS

 

CATEGORY

MATERIAL

 

CONDITIONS

 

PROHIBITED -

Asbestos bearing material

 

 

 

BANNED

Hazardous materials

 

 

 

(WI STATUTES &

Medical waste

 

 

 

TOWN RULES)

Automotive fluids

 

OK to recycle used oil only

 

 

Liquid paints of any type

 

 

 

 

Brush, leaves and grass

 

compost at home

 

 

Building demolition

 

 

 

 

Concrete slabs, blocks

 

 

 

 

Items of voluntary list

 

 

 

TRASH/GARBAGE

Construction waste

 

small quantities, non-commercial

 

SOLID WASTE

cans with dried paint

 

 

 

 

furniture

 

 

 

 

food waste

 

 

 

 

plastics, (exceptions to

 

frozen food & deli containers,

 

disposal fees apply

recycling above)

 

microwave dinner plates, plastic

 

 

 

 

film, wrap or styrofoam

 

 

Leaded glass, mirrors

 

These are exceptions to the

 

 

Glass - cookware

 

recycling requirements above

 

 

Aluminum foil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

? If in doubt about what to do with a particular item or material, ask the Attendant.

? The Mandatory Recycling portion applies to disposal using private collection/hauling services as well as Town facilities

? Customers are encouraged to reuse.


 

Alternative considerations for furniture & mattress recycling click here.