Garbage and Recycling Chipping and Leaf Pickup

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2021 Recycling Schedule and Fees

Schedule Click Here- Recycling Garbage Leaf Chipping Recycle Center

Click on the link above for the Garbage, Recycling, Chipping, and Leaf Pick up Schedule

Refuse Pickup

Residential refuse is picked up Tuesdays by the GAD, unless a holiday falls during the week. Garbage must be placed at the curb by 7 am for pickup. Each residence may use a tapered garbage can (no larger than 45 gallons) for bagged garbage. Make sure there is no loose garbage in the garbage can or an additional fee will apply.
The City of Gillett utilizes a sticker system for refuse pickup. Any bag put out for pickup must be a translucent bag and must have a refuse sticker on it. If it is the incorrect type bag or the bag does not have a sticker on, it will be picked up for a $10 fee/bag.  Stickers are $2.00 a piece and can be purchased at City Hall.
Large items, such as couches, chairs, mattresses, and any item that is too large to fit in a transparent bag, will no longer be picked up at the curb. Large items can be taken to the Recycling Center and disposed of for a fee of $20.00 per item. If a large item is left at the curb, the Public Works Department will pick up the item at an additional charge.
The city has ordinances regulating storage of garbage and refuse.

If your garbage is not picked up on garbage day, please contact City Hall at 920-855-2255.


Recycling is MANDATORY in the City of Gillett.

Recycling Guidelines    –    Recycling Questions   –   Newly Accepted Recyclable Materials
The city offers two options for residents to choose from:

Curbside Pickup

Plastic bins available from retailers may be used. Recyclables do not need to be separated and are picked up every Tuesday. Recycling must be placed at the curb by 7 am for pickup. Each residence can have no more than two – 19 gallon bins or one – 32 gallon plastic can for recyclables.

The following items are not collectible curbside but may be recycled at the recycling center.

  • white goods
  • tires
  • car batteries
  • motor oil
  • scrap metal

Recycling Center

The second option is the recycling center located on West Park Street. Items taken to the recycling center do not need to be sorted; however, the special bins are not required. The center is open to City of Gillett residents. Must have “Residential Identification Card” to enter Recycling Center.

Recycling Center Hours
Saturday – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m

What to recycle:

Paper: Newsprint, catalogs, egg cartons, magazines, paper bags, cereal & other food boxes,12 pack boxes, shoe & clothing boxes, junk mail, computer paper, construction paper, stationery and books (hard & soft covered)

Keep papers dry
Place loose in container (no ties)
Remove all food residue and any plastic liners
Paper juice or beverage containers
Bundle or bag newspapers and magazines

Corrugated: Only corrugated boxes

Flatten all boxes
Set under bin in stacks no larger than 3 feet by 3 feet (curbside pick-up)
Keep dry

Glass Containers: Jars & Bottles only. No light bulbs, safety glass, or mirrors. Only bottles you can see through.

Remove caps & rings
Rinse clean
Labels are OK
Do not break
May not recycle window pane or ceramics

Steel, Tin, and Aluminum Cans, Tin Foil: Food cans, empty paint cans (1 gallon or less, paint must be dry), and aerosol cans are okay , Tin (aluminum) foil.

Rinse clean
To save space cut out ends and flatten
Do not puncture aerosols

Plastic: Type 1 & 2 containers, up to 7 food grade containers. Look for the numbers on the bottom.

Remove caps and discard
Rinse clean
All contents must be removed
No bags

Waste Oil (Recycling Center Only): Used motor oil only

Oil must not have gas, antifreeze, grease etc, mixed in it
No industrial oil

Scrap Metal (Recycling Center Only): All scrap metal accepted – stoves, refrigerators, brass, copper, etc. NO TVs or microwaves.

Batteries (Recycling Center Only): 

Vehicle batteries only
Must have caps on
Place at spot provided

Tires (Recycling Center Only): Car and truck tires accepted. A nominal fee is charged per tire. Register with the attendant.

Miscellaneous (Recycling Center Only):

Usable items can be directly donated to New Beginnings or Goodwill
Books can be donated to the Gillett Public Library for the Friends of the GPL Book Sale.