Solid Waste

Collection Calendar

The 2018 Collection Calendar and the 2019 Collection Calendar show collection days for refuse, recyclingbrush, and yardwaste. Our service map shows collections days in the city.   

Recycling Drop Off Site
Fitchburg's Recycling Drop Off Site is available to Fitchburg residents to dispose of yardwaste, used motor oil, scrap metal, and cardboard.

Holiday Recycling Guide
Check out Fitchburg's holiday recycling guide, available in English and Spanish, to find out what holiday items are recyclable, and ways to reduce waste around the holidays.

Recycling Guide
Fitchburg's recycling guide has recommendations on how to reduce, reuse, recycle, or otherwise dispose of unwanted items. Hard copies are available in the 2nd and 3rd Floor Lobbies of City Hall and at the Fitchburg Public Library.

Fitchburg Refuse Tags

If you have refuse that doesn't fit in your green refuse cart, you can either place additional bags (with Fitchburg Refuse Tags attached) next to your green refuse cart on collection day, or you can contact Pellitteri directly to arrange a special pickup.


Pellitteri Waste Systems is Fitchburg's contracted residential waste hauler from January 2009 to December 2019. If you have questions or problems with your refuse or recycling service, you can contact Pellitteri Waste Systems at 608-257-HAUL (4285) or Fitchburg Public Works ( at 608-270-4260. For current curbside collection rates go to  

Wisconsin's Recycling Leader

The City of Fitchburg has a comprehensive, nationally recognized, curbside recycling program. 

In 2017, Fitchburg households recycled 543 tons of glass, plastic, and metal containers. Recycling these materials into new products rather than using virgin raw materials, saved the energy equivalent of over 225,208 gallons of oil.

Households also recycled 1,480 tons of paper, saving the equivalent of over 18,743 trees and 104,531 gallons of oil.

These recycling efforts have also reduced the emission of air pollutants and greenhouse gases by 2,975.25 tons.

As a part of the DNR Recycling Grant, Fitchburg reports refuse and recycling numbers annually. Past reports can be found for 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 and 2009.

Fitchburg Waste Sorts

Fitchburg conducted waste sorts in 2009 and 2012 to determine just what was being recycled and going to the landfill from our residents. The 2012 waste sort was conducted during Fitchburg's 2012-2013 Organics Collection Pilot period and also included an analysis of how much organic material was collected in organics carts.