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City of Racine
Department of Public Works
Commissioner of Public Works
John Rooney - 262-636-9121
Assistant Commissioner of Public Works
Ron Pritzlaff - 262-636-9121
Ara Molitor - 262-636-9121
City Hall Room 304
730 Washington Avenue
Racine, WI 53403
Missed garbage - 262-636-9126
When is my collection - 262-636-9171
Snow - 262 -636-9126
Bulky Pickup - 262-636-9171
DPW Permits - 262-636-9171
Street Maintenance - 262-636-9126
DPW Commissioner’s Office - 262-636-9594
Not sure of your collection date? Use our handy
Online Collection Lookup Tool to find out when your collection dates are, along with holiday pickups and special collections for leaves and Christmas Trees.
You can also print a paper calendar and sign up for weekly reminders for collection.
If you have any questions you can also give us a call at 636-9126
between the hours of 7:00 AM and 2:55 PM Monday - Friday
Solid waste/recycling material shall be placed at the curb or alley line no later than 7:00 a.m. of the scheduled collection day, and no sooner than 4 p.m. of the day before your collection day. All containers shall be removed by 7:00 p.m. of the day of collection.
Holidays will have an effect on the Department of Public Works solid waste/recycling collections during the year. The observed holidays by the City of Racine are:
New Years Day, Dr. Martin Luther King Day, Spring Break, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Eve
If your trash pickup day falls on one of these days there will be no solid waste or recycling pickup on that day. Your pickup day rotates with the new schedule as listed above.
You are required to place your solid waste cart out for collection. Residents are allowed to place up to (3) bags of Solid Waste outside a FULL solid waste cart. Bags must be black and not exceed 42 gallons. Businesses MUST have all Solid Waste
and Recyclable materials inside a cart.
You can sign up online to get text, email or phone calls to
receive collection reminders. You
can also get them embedded into your calendar or can print the annual
calendar. These are all available
You can download the
calendar at the above website.
Calendars and up to (10) stickers can be picked up at the following
Residents are only allowed to place bags out in addition to a full
cart. If the cart is not utilized
for collection, we will not collect bags.
You are required to provide
a clear path to the items
after a snow storm for the safety of our collectors.
HBI stickers are only to be used for Bulky Items that won’t fit in the cart, such as furniture, mattresses and
prepared carpet. Items such as the
(3) 42 gallon bags allowed do not require the HBI sticker.
This provides a more cost effective means to provide the same waste
collection services and reallocates personnel to provide the needed street
You either exceeded the
maximum allowance of 5 HBI’s per week, the item was not eligible for
collection or you didn’t have it placed out for collection by 7:00 a.m.
You can bring the excess
HBI materials to the Pearl Street Facility, at no charge, Tuesday through Saturday between the hours
of 10:00AM and 5:45P.M. You can also
hold them and place them out the following week as long as they have the
HBI stickers on them at that time.
We no longer collect branches curbside. You need to bring them to the
Pearl Street Facility, at no
charge, Tuesday through Saturday between the hours of 10:00AM and
Disabled and elderly customers may apply to have their solid waste and recycling collected from their back door if no one in their household is physically able to carry their solid waste to the curb line or alley for collection.
Application forms can be downloaded here .
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