Public Works

Terry Nelson, Public Works Superintendent
P: 608-647-3559

Public Works Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Landfill Hours: Mon & Wed, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Sat 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

The Public Works Department manages several programs such as streets, bridges, parking lots, landfill, recycling, grass-leaf-trees and brush control, street sweeping,  snow removal, storm water, flood control and dike monitoring.

2022 Brush-Yard Waste Calendarpdf

2022 Brush-Yard waste Details

Curbside recycling program is contracted with Town & Country Sanitation
P: 608-375-5856
Toll Free: 800-626-1915

Resolution 2014-9 Adopting the Large Item Tagging System and Fees

Trash & Recycling Curbside Pickup
Richland Center Sanitary Landfill
Yard Waste
Fall Leaf Pickup


Permits Required

Dumpster permit is reqired if you want to place a dumpster on the street.  For roofing and remodeling projects we recommend that you contract with a waste hauler to have a dumpster brought to your location. If you don’t have room on your property, you must obtain a permit in advance to place the dumpster on the street. To obtain a $10.00 dumpster permit for seven days, you will need to go to the City Clerk / Treasurer’s office at 450 S. Main Street. It will take the Police a couple of days to approve your request.

Street Cutting Application $20.00

Driveway Permit Application $20.00

Forms sidewalk permit Application $20.00

The City does not collect the following material and they should not be placed at the curb. If the following material is left at the curb, you will receive a notice in the mail. If the material is not removed, it will be removed at your expense: lumber, rocks, concrete, soil, sod, metal, furniture.

The following two haulers serve the City:
Town & Country Sanitation: 1-800-626-1915
Waste Management: 1-877-969-2783