Town of Shelby, Wisconsin

Refuse & Recycling

Click here for the recycling schedule.


Single Stream Recycling:
The Town Board recently approved single steam recycling. The new system will use the "wheeled cart" just like your garbage/refuse cart.  Collection will be with the automatic arm.  
Single Stream Recycling allows a wider range of materials to be collected, and ALL the recyclables (paper, plastic, aluminum) may be placed in one container.  The cost of the new service will be aprox. $11 per residence per year.  This will be added to the cost of refuse and recycling already being placed on the tax bill as a special charge.  The 2014 tax bill showed a $112.00 fee.  The 2015 tax bill is expected to show a $113.00 fee.  The 2016 tax bill is expected to show a $123.00 fee.  The new rate takes into account the anticipated savings in refuse tonnage fees, estimated to be 10% or more.  It is anticipated the new program will begin April 1st, 2016.  More info to come. (posted 10/14/15)

Curbside Residential Refuse and Recycling Collection

The Town of Shelby provides refuse collection weekly. On Monday, refuse is collected from mobile home parks. On Tuesday, refuse is collected from homes north of the Hwy 14/61 overpass. South of the overpass, collection is on Wednesday. Recyclables are collected on the same day as refuse, but every other week. Recyclables include: newspapers and magazines, cardboard, tin cans, clear and colored glass, plastic (No.'s 1 & 2 only) and aluminum cans. Newspapers, magazines and cardboard should be bundled separatly and placed next to or on top of the recycling bin to avoid contamination. Guidelines for refuse and recycling, including a collection calendar are available at the town hall. Replacement recycling bins are also available for $11.


Leaves, Grass and Garden Debris

Drop off site is located at the Town Hall Annex parking lot, April - November ONLY. Material must be removed from bags and dumped into the holding container.



Brush should be placed curbside with the larger end facing the street for the Shelby Road Crew to chip. Call the town hall @ 788-1032 Ext. 3 and ask to be placed on the Brush List.

Brush List Sign-up:

*Trees and limbs too large for chipping (over 8 inches in diameter) or amounts over one pickup load must be hauled away at the property owners expense.


Dumpster Days

Old furniture, appliances, tires, bicycles and other items too large for regular trash collection can be disposed of the second Saturday of each month, Apr-Jun and August-Nov, from 7AM to Noon at the Town Hall Annex parking lot. Charges to cover the cost of recycling appliances, televisions, computers and other items that are banned from landfills are posted at the site.

Click HERE for a list of acceptable items 

Click HERE for a list of charges for large items 

Christmas Trees and Wreaths

Place curbside. The Town will pick them up until mid-January.


Unacceptable Items

The Town of Shelby does not handle the following items.

  • Commercial, construction or demolition materials
  • Carpeting, except in small amounts
  • Animal waste
  • Explosives
  • Regulated hazardous waste, including paint.

Make arrangements through a private refuse hauler or contact La Crosse County Solid Waste @ 785-9999.

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