Pellitteri wants to keep costs down for collecting recyclable materials, but they need our help. Beginning April 2019, improperly placed recyclables will be tagged and not collected. Please see Pellitteri's memo, and review additional information on the City's and Pellitteri's web sites for a list of recyclables materials and proper cart placement.
Middleton Recycling Center
The Middleton Recycling Center is open year-round Saturday mornings (excluding major holidays) from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, and Wednesday evenings (May through September) from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. The Recycling Center is located at 4330 Parmenter Street next to the Municipal Operations Center. The phone number is: 608-821-8390 (answered only during open hours).
For a full list of items that are accepted and not accepted at the Middleton Recycling Center and how to dispose of non-accepted items please view our A-Z Trash & Recycling Guide.
There continues to be a significant amount of items being dumped at the Recycling Center including items not accepted and items that are accepted but no fee is paid. Non-accepted items including electronics are also being found in the Freecycle area.
Dumping non-accepted items at the Recycling Center causes contamination of recycled materials, increases recycling costs, and can render recycled materials as waste due to the difficulty of sorting out non-accepted items. Dumping non-accepted items can even cause the discontinuation of accepting certain recycled items. Dumping accepted items without paying appropriate fees significantly increases the costs of the Recycling Center and can eventually lead to an increase in fees.
Please become familiar with the items that are accepted and not accepted at the Recycling Center by visiting the recycling center web page listed above or by reviewing the City's Trash and Recycling Guide linked below. Please take time to read signs at the Recycling Center that list what items are accepted and non-accepted and if there is a fee for an accepted item. If you have questions please ask an attendant. Do not leave items in the Freecycle area without first asking an attendant. All electronics are recycled regardless if they still work and should not be placed in the Freecycle area. The City needs your help to ensure that our recycled loads are not contaminated with non-accepted items and that fees are paid for accepted items that have a fee. Thank you!
Additional Useful Resources
- Cart Placement.PDF
- Collection Calendars (Links to Pellitteri website)
- Construction and Demolition Recycling (Ordinance 6.04(8) required for roofing and siding projects and encouraged for all other building projects)
- Dane County Clean Sweep Information (Links to County of Dane Wisconsin website)
- E-Cycling (Links to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website)
- Expanded Recycling List (Links to Pellitteri website)
- List of Items Banned from Landfills.PDF
- New Resident Information.PDF
- Refuse and Recycling Collection Map.PDF