close menu
This website uses cookies to store your accessibility preferences. No personal / identifying information is stored. More info.

Trash & Recycling

download1Garbage & Recycling Collection

Johns Disposal provides weekly garbage and bi-weekly recycling collections. For more information on these collections, click here. The Village will accept Cardboard and Paper Recycling as well as Drain Oil until further notice.

downloadCardboard and Paper Collection

The Big Bend Department of Public Works is a collection point for recyclables-specifically cardboard. The DPW has a cardboard recycling dumpster on-site 365 days per year which will accept as much cardboard and paper as you can supply. Please call DPW Superintendent Eric Pedersen for more information at 262.662.4903.


Waukesha County operates 4 year-round household hazardous waste (HHW) drop-off sites for county residents and 4 special one-day collections in spring and fall in Brookfield, Delafield, Mukwonago and Oconomowoc. All sites are free to Waukesha County residents with proof of residency e.g. driver’s license, tax bill.You can find additional information by reading the Waukesha County Recycles Hazardous Waste Flyer or by calling 262.896.8300.

images-1Dumpster Days

There is a dumpster located at the municipal garage for village residents to use on designated Saturday Dumpster Days from 7 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. from April through September. The dates include:
        • April 15, 2023 7-11AM
        • May 13, 2023 7-11AM
        • June 17, 2023 7-11AM
        • July 22, 2023 7-11AM
        • August 19, 2023 7-11AM
        • September 16, 2023 7-11AM
Unaccepted Items: Tires, yard waste, hazardous materials, chemicals or paint, and refrigerators or freezers  
Accepted Items: Appliances such as washers and dryers and electronics such as microwaves and computers, TV’s and computer monitors for a fee.  (TV’s are $25.00 and computer CRT monitors are $10.00 but no Dumpster card needed).   

*You must be a Big Bend resident and have a dump card. Dump cards are $40 Annually or $10 per use and are available at Village Hall.