The Village of McFarland contracts with Waste Management for garbage and recycling collection. Your garbage will be collected on Tuesday every week. Recycling will be collected every other week on Tuesday.
Garbage containers and recycle carts must be placed in the driveway or on the backside of the curb by 6:00 a.m. on the scheduled collection day, but not more than 24 hours prior to such time -- DO NOT PLACE GARBAGE CONTAINERS OR RECYCLE BINS IN THE STREET. All containers for refuse and garbage disposal shall be removed from the curbside collection point within 24 hours after the regular collection time.
2013 Garbage and Recycling Calendar
Per the Village's contract with Waste Management, one standardized sixty-four (64) gallon wheeled garbage container is supplied free of charge to each residence in the Village (64 gallons is roughly equivalent to two standard trash cans).
If a holiday falls on a Monday or Tuesday, garbage and recycling pickup will be on Wednesday. If a holiday falls on a Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, pickup will be on Tuesday.
2013 Holiday Schedule
- January 1 pickup will be Wednesday, January 2
- May 28 pickup will be Wednesday, May 29
- September 3 pickup will be Wednesday, September 4
Households that can make do with a single 35-gallon container are encouraged to do so as the Village will receive a credit reflecting the reduced service provided. Two 35-gallon containers will also be provided as a limited option to persons who are physically unable to handle the larger container. Recyclables will still be handled in the current manner.
Residents who regularly require more than the 64-gallon weekly capacity may also arrange for a higher service level by contracting directly with Waste Management. The cost to subscribe for an additional 32 gallons per week, for example, is $5.25 per month, which would be billed to the resident by Waste Management on an annual basis.
If residents have occasional overflow volumes of garbage several times a year, Waste Management will collect those at no additional charge. Experience in other communities has proven that the 64 gallon capacity will meet the needs of nearly all residents. If you prefer a different size container(s), however, please contact the Public Works Department at (608) 838-7287.
New residents moving into new construction should call the Public Works Department or email email@example.com, to make arrangement to obtain a garbage container. Your container options are listed below.
-Households are limited to a maximum of 64-gallons of solid waste garbage per week.
-Sixty-four gallons is roughly equivalent to two standard trash cans.
-New residents receive one (1) 64-gallon garbage container free of charge.
- 64-GALLONS plus a 32-GALLON
-For residents who regularly require more than the 64-gallon weekly capacity.
* The cost to subscribe for an additional 32-gallons per week is $5.25 per month, which is billed to the resident on an annual basis by Waste Management.
- 35-GALLONS (1)
* Households that can make do with a single 35-gallon container are
encouraged to do so as the Village will receive a credit reflecting the reduced service provided.
- 35-GALLONS (2)
* Restricted to resident who are unable to physically handle a 64-gallon garbage container.
The following organizations have home pick-up services:
- Easter Seals....(608) 257-7780
- Goodwill....(608) 246-3140 (only for a truckload)
- Saint Vincent De Paul....(608) 278-2920
Large, bulky items (appliances, furniture, fixtures, carpet, etc.) and construction debris will NOT be collected free of charge. Residents who wish to dispose of these items need to contact Waste Management directly at 1-888-960-0008 and schedule a special pick-up. There is a fee for this service. If the items being disposed of are in serviceable condition, residents are encouraged to donate them to charitable organizations.