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.

Special Notes: 

  • The Middleton Recycling Center is for use by City of Middleton residents only. Be prepared to show ID to prove City of Middleton residency. 
  • Hours are Saturday mornings from 8:00am - 12:00pm (except major holidays), and Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm - 7:00pm (May through September).
  • Staff at the Recycling Center are not able to assist in unloading items.
  • Payment of fees for items can be by cash, check, or credit card. There is an additional 3.5% charge for credit card transactions. Electronic checks have an additional $1.15 charge. Exact cash is preferred. The fees for items are listed on the recycling webpage and at the Recycling Center.
  • Please read  the signs posted at the Recycling Center and follow all listed rules and requirements. Please ask staff if you have a question or are unsure what can be recycled.
  • No more than 3 vehicles are allowed in the Recycling Center at the same time. The 3-car limit is for the safety of visitors and to facilitate the flow of traffic. Enter through the East door in your car and exit through the South door. Do not walk in either door to avoid waiting in line. 
  • There may be periods with long lines and wait times especially near closing time. Have your items ready for disposal to facilitate the flow of traffic. Please be patient and respectful of others at the Recycling Center.  


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!  

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