Garbage & Recycling Tips

Pickup of Garbage & Recyclables

The Town of Navarino has every other week pickup of garbage and recyclables.  Pickup service is provided by Harter’s Fox Valley Disposal.  Following are the requirements for putting out garbage and recyclables for pickup.

Recycle Items


How to Recycle

All recyclables shall be rinsed clean and free of any contamination.

The following items can be mixed together. 

Plastic: Plastic bottles and containers marked with a 1 through 7 are recyclable. Remove the caps and rinse the container well.

Glass: Any food or beverage type glass container is 100% recyclable. Wash out the container; remove (if possible) the metal or plastic caps and/or rings.

Steel Cans: All metal food cans are recyclable. Rinse the containers clean and remove the labels.

Aluminum: All beverage cans are recyclable. Rinse the container clean and flatten. Clean aluminum trays and foil wraps are recyclable.

Paper: All types of dry clean paper are accepted. Recyclable paper includes: newspaper, magazines, telephone books, catalogs, office paper, junk mail, cereal boxes, other paper board boxes and waxed paperboard boxes. Newspapers, magazines, office paper, envelopes, etc. should be put in paper grocery bags or tied in bundles, not exceeding 50 pounds. Boxes, cardboard, and large paper or cardboard containers should be cut and tied in bundles 2 feet by 2 feet and should not exceed 50 pounds.


Unacceptable paper includes: paper towels, tissue paper, waxed paper, and any other paper contaminated with food, grease or oil.

Cardboard: All non-waxed cardboard is recyclable. Boxes, cardboard, and large paper or cardboard containers should be cut and tied in bundles 2 feet by 2 feet and should not exceed 50 pounds.



Garbage must be put in clear plastic bags, 30 to 40 gallon size, or may be put in 30 to 35 gallon garbage cans.  All garbage placed in cans shall be even with the top of the can <> no stacking of garbage above the can.



Recyclables and garbage will NOT be picked up if recyclables are found in the garbage or garbage is found in the recyclables.

Yard waste such as leaves, grass clippings or branches cannot be put out for pickup.  The Shawano City Landfill will accept yard waste at its Rusch Road location in the Shawano Industrial Park at no fee.

Special arrangements can be made with Harter’s Fox Valley Disposal for pickup of construction materials, appliances, and furniture for a fee.  Also these items can be taken to the Shawano City Landfill for a fee.  Call (715) 524-2230 for information regarding fees and what can be taken in to the landfill located on Rusch Road, Shawano.


Arrangements have been made with the Brown County Hazardous Waste Facility located at 2561 South Broadway in the Village of Ashwaubenon to take household products that contain hazardous materials from Shawano County residents. There is no charge for bringing these items to the Hazardous Waste Facility.  Hours at the facility are on Thursdays, noon to 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  For more information call:  City of Shawano Public Works Department at (715) 526-3512.