Town Trash & Recycling
Forest Township maintains the trash dumpsters and recycling bins at the town yard for the convenience of Town Residents ONLY.
The town provides two trash dumpsters, a large co-mingle bin, and a paper/cardboard dumpster at the Town Hall. During the year, only BAGGED garbage may be deposited in the dumpsters under the shelter (provide your own bags). There is an “Honor Box” for you to deposit your payment of $2.00 per bag of garbage. Last year the town’s expenses exceeded our collections by over $1,700. We appreciate your continued efforts in this area to help keep your taxes down.
NOTE: The Co-Mingle recycling bin is provided at no charge and includes: Glass, aluminum, tin, and plastic. There is a separate dumpster behind the recycle bin for paper and cardboard. Please do not dispose of your plastic grocery bags in these bins. (Empty your recyclables out into the bin.) Please help us keep these areas neat and accessible.
THE ONLY TIME LARGE ITEMS (UNBAGGED) ARE ACCEPTED IS ON OUR SPRING & FALL CLEAN-UP DAYS.
E-Waste: Goodwill of Richland Center (across from Walmart) accepts the following items year-round at no charge: Laptops, Notebooks, Tablets, DVD Players, VCRs, DVRs, Fax Machines, Flat Monitors (not TVs), Printers, All-in-Ones, other small appliances (excluding Microwaves), Desktops Computers, and any other computer accessories.
Mattresses: The Mattress Recycling Council estimates Americans dispose of roughly 15-20 million mattresses every year. The average mattress takes up 40 cubic feet, which means one year’s worth of discarded mattresses will occupy more than 132,000 square miles of landfill space. To cut down on waste and preserve landfill space, mattress owners in the U.S. are encouraged to get rid of their old mattresses using alternative means. This guide features helpful tips for donating, recycling, reselling, and reusing old or used mattresses. Mattress Disposal Guide. Other mattress disposal resources: How to Dispose of a Mattress and How and Where to Get Rid of Your Mattress
DO NOT LEAVE APPLIANCES, FURNITURE, OR OTHER LARGE ITEMS DURING THE YEAR. THE FINE IS $300.00. THE TOWN HAS CAMERAS AND TURNS IN THE PHOTOS OF VIOLATORS TO THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT. Restitution has been made by violators who have been apprehended & fined.
Please be sure to place your money for bagged trash in the honor box.
County Trash & Recycling
If you have a need to use the county landfill or items to recycle (old appliances, televisions, tires etc.) you can find a great deal of info at this link to the county website.