Trash / Recycling Collection

The Village of Waunakee contracts with Pellitteri Waste Systems for trash and recycling pick up. Trash is picked up every week, recycling is every other week. For more information and to view/print collection schedules, click on the link below.

Pellitteri Waste Systems Webpage

Each residential address is allotted one trash and one recycling bin.  For new home construction you will need to call Pellitteri at (608) 257-4285 to schedule delivery of your new bins. 

Receptacles and containers for refuse and rubbish shall be placed in collection locations prior to 7 a.m. of the scheduled collection day, but not more than 12 hours prior to such time. All receptacles and containers shall be removed from the curbside collection point within 12 hours after the regular collection time. If the scheduled collection day falls on a holiday, collection will be on the following scheduled working day.

Purchasing Trash Tags


In the event that you have extra items for collection trash tags may be purchased at the Village Hall, 500 W, Main Street. They are sold in sheets of 5 for $15. Extra cardboard should be flattened and placed in clear plastic bags. Do not tie or bundle. 32 gallon clear plastic bags are sold at most retailers and are available on Amazon.


Cart Exchange Program

All residences are given 95 gallon containers to start. Residents may request a change in cart size at no charge. Residents will need contact the Village of Waunakee at (608) 850-8500 and be prepared to provide a name, address and phone number. You will also need to provide information regarding your existing cart size and replacement cart size. The cart sizes (35, 64 or 95 gallons) are indicated on the bins themselves beginning with a T for trash or a R for recycle. Cart exchanges are only done once per month. Once you have placed your order you will need to bring your old cart to the Public Works building at 504 Moravian Valley Road any time after the first Monday of the following month to make the exchange.

Pellitteri also offers a curbside exchange for your convenience. The cost is $25 and the exchanges are done on a weekly basis.

Cart Repairs


Should your cart become damaged or you lose a wheel, please contact Pellitteri at (608) 257-4285 to schedule a repair call.

Inclement Weather


In case of inclement weather, please view Pellitteri Waste Systems website for recycling and refuse collection updates. You may also contact them at (608) 257-4285.