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KAUKAUNA — The city of Kaukauna will hold a public informational meeting Monday about proposed changes to the city’s waste ordinance.

The meeting will be held from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 18, 2023, at the Municipal Services Building in the Council Chambers at 144 W Second Street.

The meeting will begin with a brief presentation followed by an open forum to give residents and businesses time to ask questions and discuss the effect of said changes.

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To learn more about the proposed updates to the ordinance, please visit:  www.kaukauna.gov/waste-ordinance-2023-updates/ 

Among the updates to the ordinance:

  • All automated garbage and recycling carts must have a minimum clearance of four (4) feet between the cart, mailboxes, cars, trucks, trailers, houses, garages, sheds, trees, utilities,
    hydrants, etc. or they will NOT be collected.
  • All lids must be closed when placing the carts or they will NOT be collected. Bags or waste
    that cause the lid to remain open are considered overflow and must be removed prior to
    scheduled pickup.
  • Other updates to Cart Use, Placement, and Storage:
    Carts and containers shall be placed at the curb or alley line, if available, not more than 24
    hours prior to collection. Carts shall not be placed in the roadway. All carts and containers shall be removed from the curb or alley line and stored within 24 hours after the scheduled
    collection day.
  • All waste and recycling carts and other containers when not placed for collection shall be
    kept in inconspicuous locations and not left on the curb or alley line, or any other location
    near the right-of-way.

Updates to Large and Irregular and Brush Collections

Proposed Beginning January 1, 2024

  • Not more than five (5) large and irregular items may be placed by a residential property.
  • Each individual piece of furniture, other items not in your cart, or 30- gallon containers that weigh no more than 50 pounds with material not more than 48” tall/long, count as one (1) item each. White Goods must have pre-paid stickers from the Street Department and do not count as one of your 5 items.

Other updates to Large and Irregular and Brush Collections:

  • Large and irregular waste, brush, and white goods will be collected once per month from
    April-October. No large and irregular or brush collection will occur in January, February,
    March, November, or December. White goods will still be collected during these off months
    by appointment.
  • A special Christmas tree brush collection will be held for two consecutive weeks after the
    December holiday season, for Christmas trees and other associated trimmings. This
    collection will be noted on the City Calendar.
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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.