Garbage / Recycling

The City of Columbus utilizes a vendor, Columbia County Solid Waste for weekly trash and curbside recycling pick-up for residential properties of 4 or less units. Solid waste can be placed on the tree border as early as dusk the night before scheduled pickup. Solid waste must be placed in approved containers. Recyclables will be picked up on the same day as regular trash is picked up. Recyclables can be co-mingled in a recyclable bag or in a container of 35 gallons or less.

If you have any questions regarding the curbside pick-up programs please call:
  • Columbia County Solid Waste, 608-742-6651
  • The Department of Public Works: 920-623-5908

Recycling Center

Current recycling newsletter
The City of Columbus operates a Recycling Center (download handy flier with Center hours), which will accept the following items:
  • Leaves
  • Grass clippings
  • Brush
  • Yard waste
  • Oil
  • Vehicle batteries
The center will not accept the following items:
  • TVs
  • Microwaves
  • Computers
  • Electronics
  • LP tanks
  • Landscape fabric
  • Rocks
  • Railroad ties
  • Boards or 2 by 4s
  • Wood chips
The center will also properly dispose of appliances for a fee, which must be paid at City Hall prior to coming to the Recycle Center. Washers, dryers, stoves and dishwashers require a $15 fee paid at City Hall prior to disposal. Refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers and air conditioners require a $30 fee paid at City Hall prior to disposal. Please display your resident tag.

The City of Columbus Recycling Center hours of operation are:
Mondays 1pm-6pm, Wednesdays 1pm-6pm, Saturdays, 8am-3pm.
The Recycling Center opens Saturday March 25 and will close Saturday December 2, 2017.
The Columbia County Recycling Center is open all year. You may contact them at 608-742-6651 for location and hours.

If you have any questions please call the Department of Public Works at 920-623-5908