Solid Waste Utility

General Information

For the purposes of providing specific public services the Village may create a "utility" to manage those services.  The Village has determined to manage the collection and disposal of refuse (garbage, recycling and yard waste) that the creation of a utility is necessary.  This generally means these services are supported only with user fees and not property taxes.  

Services

The Solid Waste Utility provides the following services to residents and customers:

  • Weekly curbside pickup of garbage with a Village provided cart (residential only)
  • Bi-weekly curbside pickup of recycling with a Village provided cart (residential only)
  • Unlimited use of the Village Brush Site to dispose of yard waste located off Academy Street (key check out provided at Village Hall); residents are responsible for transporting refuse to the site.
  • One (1) annual "Spring Clean Up Day" to drop off different refuse items at a centralized location
  • Eight (8) days of curbside brush/leaf pick up during the Spring/Summer/Fall months annually.

Cost

Customers of the Solid Waste Utility are charged $168/annually (or $42/quarterly) through their Village of Poynette quarterly utility bills.  

Contracted Service

The Village contracts with Columbia County Solid Waste for residential curbside garbage and recycling services.  

Contact Information:

Columbia County Solid Waste - (608) 742-6651