Garbage Recycling & Hazardous Waste

Quick Reference

Use this information as a guide to properly dispose and recycle common household and yard materials.

If you have specific questions or items that are not listed below, please call us!
Sanitation Department
262-925-6700
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
sanitation@plprairie.com

Aerosol Cans
Place empty aerosol cans in regular garbage.

Animal Waste
Double bag animal waste in plastic bags and place in regular garbage.

Anti-Freeze
See Residential Household Hazardous Waste collection.

Appliances
See Residential White Goods collection.

Ashes
Must be COLD prior to disposal. Double bag ashes using plastic bags. Place in regular garbage.

Batteries
VEHICLE BATTERIES (lead acid) are accepted at the Residential Recyling Center (no charge).
HOUSEHOLD BATTERIES can be placed in regular garbage.
RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metel Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion) and Small Sealed Lead (PB) weighing up to two pounds or one kilogram each (marked with the EPA certified recycling seal) can be recycled on Hazardous Waste Collection Day at the Residential Recycling Center, 1st Saturday of the month.

Brush & Branches
Delivery to Residential Recyling Center.

Bulk Collection (large items)
See Residential Bulk Waste Collection.

Cell Phones
Cell Phones with an EPA certified recycling seal can be recycled at the following locations: The Public Works counter in the Roger Prange Municipal Center at 8600 Green Bay Road; the counter inside Village Hall at 9915 39th Avenue; the Guest Services Desks at RecPlex or IcePlex at 9900 Terwall Terrace; and at Fire Station #2 at 8044 88th Avenue.

Concrete
Limit 1 cubic yrd. accepted at Residential Recyling Center

Fluorescent Bulbs
See Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection.

Furniture
See Residential Bulk Waste Collection.

Holiday Tree Drop-off
Holiday Tree drop-off sites will operate between December 26 and January 31.

Household Chemicals
See Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection.

Incandescent Light Bulbs
Wrap light bulbs in newspaper or put in a plastic bag with regular garbage.

Leaves
See Residential Leaf Collection or use the Residential Recyling Center.

Needles/Sharps
To dispose of needles/sharps, place them into a red "sharps" container, then take the container to a registered disposal site. The pharmacies and medical clinics listed below sell "sharps" containers for a small fee and accept them for disposal.
  • Aurora Health Center o 10400 75th Street o 948-7040 ($5.00 fee for disposal)
  • Aurora Health Center o 7540 22nd Avenue o 605-3674 ($5.00 fee for disposal)
Oil
Dispose of Waste Oil (not mixed with other elements) at the Residential Recyling Center.

Paint and Paint Products
For proper disposal procedures see Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection.

Paneling, Plywood and Plaster
See Residential Solid Waste Collection.

Phone Books
Please Recycle. Place in recycling cart.

Pizza Boxes
Place in regular garbage.

Recyclable Items
Corrugated cardboard Chip paper (cereal boxes) Mixed paper (magazines and newspapers)
Office paper Shrink/stretch wrap All plastic bottles, cans & containers
All glass containers All aluminum cans and containers All steel cans and containers

Recycling Calendars
Available, for no charge at:
  • Village Hall, 9915 - 39th Avenue and
  • Roger Prange Municipal Building - 8600 Green Bay Road


Stone
Limit 1 cubic yrd. accepted at Residential Recyling Center

Tires
Accepted at the Village of Pleasant Prairie compost site - $5.00 a tire charge

Window Pane Glass & Mirrors
Window pane glass and broken mirrors should be wrapped in newspaper and clearly marked as broken glass for Residential Solid Waste collection.

Wood (Clean)
See Residential Solid Waste Collection.

Yard Waste
Delivery to Residential Recyling Center.