Garbage & Recycling

Given the city requested an immediate transition to GFL:
GARBAGE: Garbage will be collected today, Friday and possibly Saturday if needed. No recycling will be collected.
RECYCLING: Recycling will be collected citywide on Monday (9/20) along with garbage.
Following the above conversion plan, the “normal” collection schedule will resume on Monday, September 27.
Garbage is picked up every Monday and recycling is picked up every other Monday. To view specific dates, please check the garbage and recycling schedule posted below.

If you experienced a missed pick-up or your container was damaged, or if you would like to change the size of your garbage container, please contact Janelle at (920) 894-2909 ext. 104.

Common Garbage Mistakes

     Make sure containers are in the terrace, not on the curb or in the street.

     Be sure containers are not placed under any fixtures or structures that could obstruct pick up.

     Containers must be closed completely, not open or raised.

     Do not wait to put out containers, they must be out before 6 AM.

Further questions can be answered at 894-2909, ext. 104
Garbage dos and don'ts page 2

Recycling Rules


Rinse and remove caps.

All plastic bottles & containers:
     Food & household bottles, jars, & jugs
     Dairy containers & lids
     Soda, water, & other drink bottles
     Produce, bakery, & deli containers & lids

     Plastic bags, wrap, or film
     Motor oil bottles


Cut boxes to 2' x 2' or smaller.

     Milk, juice, & soup cartons
     Newspapers & inserts
     Food Boxes
     Junk mail & office paper
     Phone books, books, magazines
     Shredded paper placed in paper bag
          (Secured & labeled)

Paper contaminated by food
     Gift wrap
     No Pet Food Bags

Metal & Glass

Rinse and remove caps.

     Aluminum bottles & cans
     Empty aerosol cans
     Steel, tin, & bi-metal cans
     Food & beverage glass bottles & jars

     Aluminum pans or foil
     Empty paint cans
     Window glass, ceramics, or china

Keller Community Drop-off Site
Bulky Refuse and Electronic Recycling

Hours of Operation

The Keller Community Drop-off Site is located at 414 8th Street and is open to residents of Kiel as follows:

     April 1- October 31
          Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4-7 pm
          Saturdays: 8 am - noon

     Month of November
          Saturdays: 8 am - noon

     December - March

Brush, branches and yard waste
Brush and branches
Brush and branches are ONLY accepted on Saturdays. Branches can be no longer than 3 ft. long and no larger than 4 inches in diameter.

Grass clippings and leaves
Grass clippings and leaves must be free of branches, sticks, dog waste and other debris.

Acceptable Items

Items such as furniture, appliances, and other bulky items that do not fit inside of the garbage and recycling containers can be dropped off at the Kiel Drop-Site.

Refrigerators, Freezers, & Air Conditioners
These items must have the freon removed by a certified technician and stickered to that effect. Contact local waste haulers or appliance dealers for freon removal.

Latex Paint
Must have the covers removed and the paint inside must be hardened.

Fee Schedule

For certain electronics, a fee is required to recycle. The fee can be paid at Kiel City Hall prior to taking the electronic to the drop site.

Fee Schedule is as follows:

Computer Monitors .......................... $17.00
Broken Computer Monitors............  $50.00
Televisions ......................................... $25.00
Projection or Big Screen TVs ........... $40.00
Broken Televisions (screen or case) $50.00
Microwaves .........................................  $7.00
Stereo Equipment ............................... $5.00
Stereo Consoles ................................ $10.00
Printers, Scanners, Fax Machines...... $7.00
Copiers ................................................$12.00

*The following items do not require a fee:
Laptops, keyboards & mice, cell phones, telephones, ink cartridges & toners, MP3 players & iPods, digital cameras, system consoles & handhelds (Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft), GPS systems, camcorders, satellite TV receivers, VCR & DVD players, and holiday lights.

Unacceptable Items

Oil Based Paint
Contact your local county recycling center or dispose of during a Clean Sweep Program.

Contact your local auto dealer or tire dealer for the disposal of tires.

Construction & Remodeling Debris
Must dispose of demolition material at your own expense.

Vehicle Batteries
Contact your local battery dealer or waste hauler for disposal.

Help Prevent Truck Fires

Advanced disposal truck fire flyer

Truck fires aren’t common, but when a fire does occur during a route, a well-trained driver will find a safe place to load as a safety precaution to help minimize injury, equipment loss, and environmental damage.

The following items should NEVER be placed in normal garbage collection containers:
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Hot Ashes
  • Antifreeze
  • Paints
  • Automotive Batteries
  • Paint Thinners
  • Pesticides
  • Motor Oil
  • Cooking Oil
  • Gasoline/Fuels
  • Pool/Spa Chemicals
  • Brake Fluids
  • Kerosene

To find collection facilities or information about hazardous waste collection events in your area, consult your local Advanced Disposal Facility. Find your local office by visiting: