Located on the shore of Lake Michigan, Kenosha is the home of Glarus beer and the 4th largest city in Wisconsin, with close proximity to Bristol. Everything seems so perfect and magical here exce2pt the garbage collection service.

Frequent trash pickup delays left many residents searching for “What day is garbage pickup in my area?”


Well, if you’re one of them, you’ve come to the right place. Our editors have collaborated with the Kenosha Department of public works to guide you in detail. 

So, let’s cut to the chase and find your trash day.

1. City Of Kenosha Garbage Pickup Schedule 2024

The city is divided into 5 different zones, with a specific day assigned to each area.  Residential garbage is collected once a week. Here’s how to find your Kenosha trash day:

  • Navigate to the city’s government website. (Click here).
  • Type your address and then tap on the search icon.
  • Your area-assigned day will appear with your location on the map.
City Of Kenosha Garbage Pickup Schedule 2023

Trash collection service starts at 06:00 am on your assigned day. If you missed your residential solid garbage pick-up, then you’ll have to wait for next week.

2. Kenosha Recycling Schadule

Recyclables are collected every other week on the same day as your regular trash pickup. For recycling, the city is divided into two routes, i.e. A and B. You can also download your yearly recycling calendar (click here).

  • Orange marked days are for route A
  • Green marked days are for route B

This pretty much solves the problem. Now the main question is how to find out your assigned route. Well, no worries, we also got you covered on it.

Kenosha Recycling Schadule

Kenosha Recycling Rules

Here’re the 7 recycling rules every resident must follow:

  • The lid of your blue cart must close properly.
  • Recyclables must be on the curb by 6:00 a.m. on the assigned day.
  • Don’t mix your recyclables with the regular garbage.
  • In case of a violation, your cart will not be picked up.
  • Remove your empty or tagged carts from the curb by 8:00 a.m. the following day.
  • Don’t put bundled cardboard and plastic bags in the recycling cart.
  • Put Styrofoam in the trash.

Accepted Recyclables: Paper bags, whipped topping plastic tubs, aluminum, steel, tin, and bi-metal cans, catalogs, envelopes, file folders, glass bottles & jars, index paper, copy paper, magazines, soap bottles, plastic coded 1-7 and shredded paper.

Unaccepted Recyclables: Aerosol cans, aluminum pans, broken glass, cooking oil bottles, flower pots, gift wrapping or tissue paper, hangers, hardcover books, synthetic or heat-sensitive paper, motor oil bottles, Styrofoam, coated papers or boxes.

3. Kenosha Bulk Pick-Up Schedule

Bulk pickup is only available by a scheduled pickup. All residents can request a bulky schedule 4 times a year. The pickup limit is up to 5 cubic yards. 


Usually, the large items are picked up on the same day as garbage pickup. You must call prior to one day at Public Works Department at 262 -653 -4050.

Keep in mind that additional bulk pick-ups over the limit of 4 can also be arranged by paying $50 in advance.

Kenosha Bulk Pick-Up Rules

  • Only 30 bags per pickup are allowed.
  • Excessive items will not be collected.
  • Building and demolition material is limited to 10 bags.
  • No loose materials are accepted.
  • Cut paneling, plywood, drywall, and plasterboard into 4‘x4‘ pieces.
  • Don’t put yard waste and recycling in the bulk pickup.
  • Residents must clear the curbside by 08:00 am of the following day after bulky pickup.

4. Kenosha Yard Waste Pickup

Yard waste is only collected twice a year in spring and fall. Keep in mind that Wisconsin state does not allow yard waste in its landfills.


So, it is best to reuse your yard waste as compost.

The exact collection date is announced on cable Tv channel 25 every year. All residents must follow the law and put their brushes and brunch in a biodegradable bag.

Kenosha Yard Waste Pickup Rules

  • Yard waste will be collected on your regular trash day.
  • The limit is 40 pounds per bag.
  • You must use City-approved biodegradable bags.
  • Don’t mix your yard debris with recyclables.
  • Only branches, garden plants, grass clippings, leaves, pine cones/needles, tree seeds, shrub trimmings, and weeds are accepted.
  • Don’t put cemetery wreaths, decorations, floral arrangements, cornstalks, rhubarb stems, tree nuts, and wood chips into your yard waste.

5. What To Do With Excessive Bulk And Yard Waste That Is Not Accepted By Kenosha Trash Department? 

If you’ve got construction debris or excessive bulk trash, still there’s light at the end of the tunnel for you. You can either hire private haulers or dump them at landfill sites.

Kenosha City Dump  – Bulk Drop-Off Site

1001 50th Street is open for your bulk damp on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm and on Saturday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.

You can get rid of your large items here until the dumpster is full. Keep in mind that you have to purchase a bulk ticket online for entry at the location. (Click here to purchase a ticket)

Kenosha Junk Haulers – An Easy Option

If you don’t want to do all the hard work of driving and loading up your vehicle by yourself, you can hire trash removal services. They’ll do all the hard work for you for a fee. Here’s the list of the top 5 haulers in your area:

Company NameContact Info
The Green Team(800 -583 -5865)
1-800-GOT-JUNK? Wisconsin South(800 -468 -5865)
Trail Recycling(262 -478 -0211)
After Junk(262 -960 -6241)
EZT Mover(262 -237 -7863)

6. Kenosha Garbage Pickup Holiday 2024

The city observed only 5-holiday year around. The collection service is moved to one day ahead on holidays. 

Monday, May 27Memorial Day
Thursday, July 4Independence Day
Monday, September 2Labor Day
Thursday, November 28Thanksgiving Day
Wednesday, December 25Christmas Day
Wednesday, January 1, 2025New Year’s Day

7. Important Contacts For Any Information

Kenosha Waste & Recycling Department: 262 -653 -4050

For any change in collection day: Follow the City Of Kenosha on Twitter for the latest information.

Wrapping It Up!

Like Milwaukee city, trash is collected once a week in the K-city. Recyclables are picked up every other week. Large item pickup service can be arranged four times a year upon request.

All residents can also dump big trash at the Kenosha landfill. Keep in mind that the garbage collection service starts at 06:00 am on your assigned day. So, don’t forget to put your cart to the curb on time.


Jimmy Carter specializes in providing up-to-date information on trash schedules for cities and states across the USA. With a passion for community service and sustainability, Jimmy is committed to helping people reduce their environmental impact and keep their neighborhoods clean.

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