Garbage & Recycling Information

General Information

  • The City collects garbage once a week and recyclables every other week. 
  • Garbage & recyclables must be in your carts and must fit with the lid closed.
  • Garbage & recyclables must be placed directly into your cart. If you put them in a bag inside your cart, the bag must be clear or transparent. Collection crews must be able to see the contents while dumping it.
  • If you need to dispose of an item that is too large to fit into your cart, you can purchase a bulk item pick-up tag at the City Treasure's Office or bring the bulk item to the Stevens Point Drop-off Site during drop-off hours for a fee. 
  • All carts must be at curb or street side by 7:00 a.m. They cannot be out earlier than 6:00 p.m. the day before collection and must be off curb/street side by 12:00 midnight the day of collection. Any garbage or recyclables placed out beyond these hours is subject to removal with the costs charged to the property owner.
  • Garbage and recyclables not in compliance with these requirements will be tagged with non-collection information and will not be collected.