Public Works Director
Craig Berndt 448-2800 ext. 108
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS INFORMATION for RESIDENTS
GARBAGE AND RECYCLING PICKUP: Garbage collection is weekly (Monday through Thursday). Single stream recycling collection will be every other week. Paper, plastics, glass and cans should be combined in the blue recycling cart. Larger recycling carts are available for purchase if needed. Refer to the schedule for holiday collection. Please put the garbage and recycling carts out at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on your pickup day.
TRASH / JUNK PICK-UP: Large trash items, up to two (2) cubic yards, that won’t fit in your garbage cart will be picked up at no charge Monday through Thursday the first full week of most months. Refer to the attached Bulk Waste Collection Schedule. The schedule will also be posted on the Village website and in All About Allouez. Bulk waste includes mattresses, furniture, sinks, and wood less than four (4) feet in length. If the amount of trash / junk is more than two (2) cubic yards, there is an additional charge for the larger volume and it will be billed to the resident. Non-collectable items include fluorescent light ballasts and lamps, mercury lamps, gas grill propane tanks, lead acid batteries, computers, microwaves, televisions, electronic equipment, tires, construction debris from remodeling, concrete and bricks. These items must be disposed of by the resident at the Brown County Solid Waste Transfer Station (construction debris, tires, appliances, and batteries), the Brown County Recycling Center Household Hazardous Waste Facility (electronic items, paint).
Please note that electronic equipment (TV’s [$10 per TV], radios, microwaves, computers, etc.) and appliances (stoves, refrigerators, etc) may be taken to the Village of Allouez Yard Waste Site for drop-off at no charge except for TV's. Electronics and appliance pick-up is also available for a twenty-five dollar ($25.00) charge by calling the Village Hall.
Do not place trash / junk at the curb during non-pickup weeks. Violators will be given a forty-eight (48) hour notice to remove trash / junk from the curb and if not removed the Village will pick it up at a charge. The minimum pickup charge during a non-collection week is two-hundred dollars ($200).
If a trash / junk pickup is requested due to selling a house or moving, cleaning out a house, or moving out of an apartment, a pickup can be provided at a one-hundred dollar ($100) minimum charge. Call the Village Hall to schedule.
BRUSH PICK-UP: Brush is picked up Monday through Thursday the second week of most months. Refer to the Brush Collection Schedule for the exact collection week. Brush should be placed at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on your garbage collection day. Brush is not collected during October and November due to fall cleanup; and not in February, April, and December. Residents are encouraged to trim trees during May through August.
Brush may be taken to the Village Yard Waste Site on LeBrun Street during the regular operating hours. See the Yard Waste Site Operation Schedule on the Village website or in All About Allouez.
FALL LEAF COLLECTION: Fall leaf collection begins in mid-October and extends through the week before Thanksgiving. The Village crew makes a full pass through the Village in 6-7 days. It is important that leaves be placed at the curb by Monday morning since the collection schedule varies and leaves may be picked up any day of the week. A Leaf Collection Schedule is posted twice weekly on the Village website and is intended to provide a general guide to when leaf collection will occur in specific areas of the Village.
SNOW PLOWING: Allouez plows streets when the snow accumulation is three (3”) inches or more. However, winter weather conditions can vary widely and snow removal is planned as best as possible for each winter weather event to minimize risk to Residents. Generally, with snow accumulations of less than three (3”) inches the Village does not plow streets, but does apply salt at intersections and on streets with steep grades. For most snow events, side streets will be plowed during the night or early morning hours.
SIDEWALK SHOVELING: Effective this snow season residents, businesses, and schools must shovel their sidewalks each snowfall. Residents are reminded that snow and ice must be removed from all sidewalks within forty-eight (48) hours after a winter storm, and if ice remains on the sidewalk it must be sanded. This applies to all sidewalks in the Village. If snow and ice are not removed within forty-eight (48) hours, the Village will notify the resident and provide additional removal and charge the resident for the cost. Sidewalk snowplowing on Webster Avenue, Allouez Avenue and Riverside Drive will be one (1) pass with residents expected to provide additional shoveling and ice removal per Village Ordinance 3.21 of the Municipal Code. These sidewalks are single-pass plowed because of excessive snow placed on the sidewalks by the County snow plows.
ALLOUEZ WATER UTILITY INFORMATION for RESIDENTS
WATER CONSERVATION: As a member of the Central Brown County Water Authority, the Village of Allouez encourages and has committed to increased water conservation.
WATER RATE: When reading your monthly municipal services invoice remember that the water charge, the sanitary sewer charge, and the storm water charge are listed individually and the codes explain the charges.
WATER CONSERVING METHODS: Residents are encouraged to conserve through use of water-conserving plumbing fixtures. Information on water conserving appliances is available at www.epa.gov/watersense. Look for the WaterSense label on plumbing products as these are products confirmed to be low water use products.
Lawn watering is probably the greatest opportunity for water conservation. Lawn watering systems should include a moisture sensor to over-ride the watering system operation when rainfall occurs and adequate water is already available.
CROSS CONNECTION INSPECTIONS: The Allouez Water Utility is required under Wisconsin Administrative Code NR 811.09 (1) (c) to inspect every Residential water service a minimum of once every twenty (20) years, and every commercial business water service every two (2) years to eliminate plumbing cross connections of potential contamination sources to the water supply system. Inspections must include all points of access to the water system within a building, not just an inspection of the water meter. These include outside threaded faucets that can be connected to garden hoses, laundry wash tub faucets, inside basement threaded water faucets, bath tub faucets, and flexible shower faucets such as in a shower stall. All potential cross connection points must be properly installed and must have a hose bib backflow preventer if a threaded faucet. Household inspections are conducted by area in the Village. Residents will be notified if their home is to be inspected. Inspections are performed by HydroDesigns as an authorized agent of the Allouez Water Utility. Further information on the Cross Connection Program is available on the Village website under Water Utility.
December 15, 2011