Pellitteri wants to keep costs down for collecting recyclable materials, but they need our help.  Beginning April 2019, improperly placed recyclables will be tagged and not collected.  Please see Pellitteri's memo, and review additional information on the City's and Pellitteri's web sites for a list of recyclables materials and proper cart placement.

Middleton Recycling Center

Notice! The City of Middleton is requesting that residents become familiar with the items that are not accepted at the recycling center by visiting the recycling center web page or by reviewing the City's Trash and Recycling Guide linked below. There has been a significant increase in the amount of non-accepted items found at the recycling center including painted and engineered wood, glass objects, packing peanuts, paper, foam sheets, bubble wrap, salt bags, cooking oil, and many other non-accepted items. 

Disposing of non-accepted items at the recycling center causes contamination of recycled materials, increases recycling costs, and can render recycled materials as waste due to the difficulty of sorting out non-accepted items.

The City needs your help to ensure that our recycled loads of clean wood, block Styrofoam, corrugated cardboard, and scrap metals, are not contaminated with other non-accepted items. Thank you! 

Please read the information below regarding limited services offerings due to COVID-19. This page will be updated as offerings at the Center change.

Special notes during initial limited operations:

 1.      Thank you for your patience, and for storing recyclables at your home, while we were temporarily closed due to the pandemic.  The Middleton Recycling Center reopened on Saturday, May 16 with limited operations. Center hours are currently Saturday mornings only from 8:00am - 12:00pm.

2.      Visitors to the Recycling Center are asked to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth while in the center.  Middleton staff will also be wearing a mask. Public Health Dane County has asked that the Center collect contact information from all visitors to the Recycling Center in case they may need to contact trace COVID cases.

3.     On Saturday June 6, the Middleton Recycling Center resumed collection of electronics that require a fee including TVs, dehumidifiers, microwaves, window A/C units, CRT monitors, dorm size refrigerators, all-in-one computers, and water coolers. The fees are the same as before and are listed on the recycling website and at the recycling center. Payment of fees is by exact cash or check only, no credit cards. Staff at the recycling center will give instructions when you arrive on how to pay your fee. Please be aware that staff will not be able to assist in unloading electronic items and that only two vehicles will be allowed in the recycling center at the same time. Also, please remember to wear a mask.

4.      Even with limited operations, we anticipate there may be periods with long lines and wait times.  Please plan accordingly, and please be patient.  If we can’t operate safely, we can’t remain open.

 5.      Up to two vehicles may be allowed into the building at one time. Please only enter through the Entrance in your car. Do not walk in through the Exit to avoid the line.  This is intended to help achieve social distancing for public health.  Please remain at least 6 feet from others (including staff) while using the center.

 6.      Staff at the Middleton Recycling Center are not able to assist residents in unloading recyclables.  Customers are expected to place their materials in the proper receptacle and to help keep the center neat.  Due to risk of infection, staff cannot reposition recyclable materials inefficiently placed in dumpsters.  Inefficient dumpster use may require closing early to allow changing of dumpsters, and will raise expenses.

7.      Prior to closing time, staff will set a sign behind the last vehicle that will be allowed in for the day.  Others waiting in line will need to return another day.

The Middleton Recycling Center is open year-round on Saturday mornings (excluding major holidays) from 8 a.m. to noon at 4330 Parmenter Street (at the Municipal Operations Center).



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Kipp Street Station - Material Recovery Facility - Environmental Stewardship at Work

View the video to see how your single stream recycling gets sorted at Pellitteri's state of the art facility.