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Refuse & Recycling


TOWN OF TRENTON residents may drop off garbage and recycling at the Town Hall on Saturdays from 7:30 am - 11:30 am. 

FEES: $5.00 for 3 garbage bags

Larger items will  be priced accordingly. Please speak with the Attendant on duty.

Once a year there will be a Spring Clean Up (usually held in April).


Items Accepted for Recycling

--Glass Jars & bottles (Clear, brown or green)
  Please rinse, caps & seals removed

--Aluminum Cans only
  Please rinse & crush 

--Tin & Bi-metal Cans (Food cans ONLY)
  Please rinse & flatten

--Plastic (Plastic bags, Milk, Soda & Detergent bottles, All other bottles marked 1, 2,3,4,5,6 or 7 on the bottom of the bottle) 
  Please rinse and remove caps & rings

--Newspapers, junk mail & brown bags
  Please place in paper bags

--Cardboard Corrugated boxes, cereal, cracker & soda boxes 
  Please flatten and bundle or place smaller pieces in paper bags

Items Not Accepted for Recycling

 Windows, mirrors, lightbulbs, and tubes. Pyrex, dishes and drinking glasses. Chemical bottles, medical containers and laboratory glass

  Styrofoam, plastic cups, and film. Hard plastic (Toys, pails, etc). Medicine bottles and syringes

--Foil & bottle caps, Aerosol cans & Paint cans

Prohibited Items

--Tractor Tires

--Electronic Devices

--Construction Debris or Yard Waste

--Antifreeze, Paints, Thinners, Solvents, etc. Used oil is the only recyclable liquid now being accepted. 

Note: Appliances and items containing freon must be placed outside of the dumpster where directed and are subject to appliance fee. 

Learn More About Recycling in Wisconsin

Every 2 years (based on funding) Dodge County hosts a "Clean Sweep" program.

About The Dodge County Clean Sweep Program:

  • Lowers environmental risks associated with improper disposal of hazardous materials.
  • Provide the public with opportunities to dispose of unwanted pesticides, household products and chemicals for safe and legal disposal before they cause problems.
  • Generally, Dodge County has an agricultural and/or household  Clean Sweep Program every two years.
  • Clean Sweep programs are funded through grant money from Wisconsin’s Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP).
  • Final grant funding determines county program details such as type of program, dates and locations.
  • https://dodge.extension.wisc.edu/community-development/clean-sweep-recycling/#about