Village of Big Bend, Wisconsin

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Department of Public Works

The Municipal Garage is located in the Village Park, W231 S9110 Riverside Dr. The garage is open Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m and may be reached by phone at (262) 662-4903, by fax at (262) 662-3751 or by e-mail at The Public Works Superintendent is Eric Pedersen. Please take a few moments to scroll through the services provided by the Village DPW and understand how we can be of service to You.

downloadGarbage & Recycling Collection
Johns Disposal provides weekly garbage and bi-weekly recycling collections. For more information on these collections, click here. The Village will accept Cardboard and Paper Recycling as well as Drain Oil until further notice.

Cardboard and Paper Collection

The Big Bend Department of Public Works is a collection point for recyclables-specifically cardboard. The “DPW” Department has a cardboard recycling dumpster on-site 365 days per year which will accept as much cardboard and paper as you can supply. Please call DPW Superintendent Eric Pedersen for more information at 262.662.4903.

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There is a dumpster available for village residents to use at the municipal garage, available every third Saturday from 7 a.m. to Noon except November, December, January, and February.  The dumpster will not accept tires, yard waste, hazardous materials, chemicals, paint, brush or electronics. At the present time we don’t take refrigerators. A dump card is required, which can be obtained at Village Hall. A photo ID must also be provided to use the dumpster.

brush pickup correct example_Apr 2012Brush Pickup

The Village has a brush pick up twice a year, the third week of April and the third week of October.  If you have brush in between these dates, the chipper will be available on the same day as dumpster.  The same rules apply. The Village does not accept yard waste at this time. We are encouraging backyard composting.

imagesAppliance and Electronics Disposal

Appliances can be disposed at Kohne Salvage Co. in Muskego, (262) 679-1135. Wisconsin Communities Recyclor in Waukesha accepts appliances and will also recycle electronics with a free pick up, (262) 522-8112. The following communities accept electronics from all County residents at their recycling drop-off sites: City of Brookfield, City of Oconomowoc, Town of Merton, City of Pewaukee, City of Waukesha and Village of Hartland.

images (2)Medicine Disposal

If you have medicine that you need to dispose of please call 1-800-958-5859 for a pre paid mailer.  If you have needles or test tapes you will need to have a special sharps container. These containers can be purchased at any pharmacy and can be dropped off at most clinics for disposal.

Traffic_SloneR3_2Street Light Out?

If you notice a street light which is not functioning let us know. Generally, the turn-around time to repair a street light is very short (1-2 Days). Just contact the Public Works Superintendent, Eric Pedersen at 262.662.4903.