No-charge collection starts this Saturday at DPW’s composting site
With no cost to the village or local taxpayers, the Saukville Village Board has agreed to contract with a Milwaukee company to recycle household appliances at the public works yard.
Preliminary contacts were made last fall with Refrigerant Depot, a state-certified recycling company, about picking up major appliances left by village residents.
Appliances that use refrigerant, such as refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers and air conditioners, will be accepted. An array of other items will also be accepted, including stoves, dishwashers, car batteries, microwave ovens and water heaters.
Electronics, including TV sets, will not be accepted.
“It seems like a win-win situation. It is not going to cost the village or the residents anything,” Public Works Supt. Ray deBruijn said.
Village officials agreed it was most logical to accept the discarded appliances on the same schedule as the village’s composting site — Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
That way, the village workers manning the composting site can make sure the recycled items are left in an orderly manner to aid in collection by the company.
Village residents will also be able to drop off old appliances any time at the company’s collection facility, 5311 S. 9th St., Milwaukee.
The village’s recycling collections will start April 16 and run through Nov. 19.
Proof of village residency will be required before appliances can be dropped off at the DPW yard, 649 S. Main St.