Recycling & Garbage Information

Annual Resident Electronic Waste Event - Saturday, September 14 from 8:00 - noon at the Trenton Town Hall Parking Lot

See list of acceptable items here

The Town Hall Yard is open twice a month, excluding holidays for disposal of brush, yard waste, waste oil, batteries and metal goods.:
--Second Saturday of every month from 8:00 AM-noon (ALL YEAR LONG)
--Fourth Thursday of every month from 3:00 - 7:00 PM (FROM MARCH - OCTOBER)
Located at 1071 State Highway 33E. Note that yard waste must be fully compostable. If brought in plastic bags, they must be emptied into the dumpster. Large compostable yard waste bags are available for purchase at various retail establishments.

The town's curbside collection service provider is
    Harter's Lakeside Disposal
W2578 Holland-Lima Rd
Oostburg, WI 53070
(833) 754-2158 (toll-free)
(920) 552-5412 (office)
(920) 552-5414 (fax)

Call Harter's directly for any issues with your curbside collection. Or use the Resident Portal. If you would like a smaller cart, contact Harter's to request the exchange.

Each residence qualifies for one trash and one recycling cart, along with the weekly (trash) and bi-weekly (recycling) curbside collection. The charge for this service is added to the property tax bill for the services rendered that year.

Additional trash or recycling services are available by contracting directly with Harter's. Charges for the ADDITIONAL collection service is billed in advance for a year. Currently, the costs are as follows:

  • Trash: $120 plus $35 cart delivery and removal fee
  • Recycling: $75 plus $35 cart delivery and removal fee

Harter's approves use of the SafeWaste Push Clip to keep lids secure until the cart is tipped into the truck.

Large/bulky items that do not fit in your cart can be taken to the GFL transfer station at 803 N River Rd. Call GFL at 262.334.5618 to inquire about current pricing, which is based on weight (minimum charge applies).

See the following items for additional information:

2024 Collection Calendar

  • Tuesday collection: Hwy 33, North of Hwy 33, Riverview Dr, Trenton on the River (River Ct), Scenic Dr
  • Wednesday collection: All other south of Hwy 33

Certain Federal Holidays will affect trash and recycling pick up. At those times, the collection schedule will shift by one day. If the holiday falls on a Monday or Tuesday, the Tuesday collection will occur on Wednesday and the Wednesday collection will occur on Thursday. If the holiday falls on a Wednesday, the Tuesday collection will occur as usual on Tuesday and the Wednesday collection will occur on Thursday. Please review the calendar above for specific dates. However, when in doubt, PUT IT OUT.

New Year's Day (January 1)
Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
Independence Day (July 4)
Labor Day (first Monday in September)
Thanksgiving Day (last Thursday in November)
Christmas Day (December 25)

Map of collection areas

Frequently Asked Questions

Recycling Guidelines

How to Safely Dispose of Used Cooking Oil

If you have issues with your curbside collection, including cart repairs, please contact Harter's Lakeside Disposal (see above). Alternatively, contact the Town of Trenton at 262.675.6009 x102 or email to report your concern. Or, connect to the Resident Portal to report a concern (this is a new feature where you can track your concerns).

Cart repair/replacement services should be completed on the next regular collection day.
Alternative Disposal Options are available for items that cannot be placed curbside

Don't know what can be recycled? See Recycling Guidelines
Goodwill takes ELECTRONICS! Click here for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Trenton Cart Collection

Tow-A-Bin Instructions

Home Composting Brochure

Washington County Clean Sweep Program

Washington County has eliminated the collection for TVs, electronics, tires and appliances. Hazardous Waste Collection now takes place twice a week (Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm) at

W124N9451 Boundary Rd
Menomonee Falls, WI

Visit Washington County's Clean Sweep Page for more details. Registration and $20 fee is required per visit. Keep Washington County's surface and groundwater clean by participating in this collection. Transport your chemicals safely-learn more from the National Pesticide Information Center website.

Brochure/Registration Form

Hazardous Waste Listing

Disposal/Recycling Reference Guide

Medications Disposal