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Trash Disposal

Garbage Hours:

  • Hours are all year long, no seasonal changes 

    • Tuesday evening 4:00-7:00 p.m.

    • Saturday 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


Please Note: Trash disposal site is for the use of Town of Burns residents / taxpayers ONLY - not relatives or friends from outside the township.  Do not risk losing your disposal privileges.  ​


Is placed in the dumpster behind the compactor.  No bagged items are allowed; empty all bags. 

  • #1 , #2, #4, and #5 plastics, glass, tin and aluminum cans should be kept separate from the rest of the trash. Wash or rinse them out, remove the labels, and put them in a separate container.  

  • The Striped Strivers 4-H Club collects aluminum cans as a fundraiser.  Please bag them separately and place in their storage bin behind the Attendant's Office. 

  • Newspapers are collected for recycling in a separate bin.

E-Waste (Electronic-Waste) 

Is placed in the dumpster along the back fence.  You must pay the attendant prior to disposing. 

  • $1 Eligible Electronic Devices (EED): Telephones with screen, Computer Speakers, Mice, Keyboards

  • $2 Non-Eligible Electronic Devices: DVD/VCRs, Radios, CD Players, Alarm Clocks, Tablets, Cordless Phones

  • $5 Laptops, Printers, Desk Copier, Scanner, Fax Machine, Desktop/CPU

  • $25 CRT Television & Monitors, Flat Screen LCD, LED, Plasma TV & Monitor

  • $45 Rear Projection Televisions 

          Prices are subject to change

Appliances (White Goods) Recycling - you must pay the site attendant prior to disposing

  • $2 Countertop Appliances: Toasters, Coffee Makers, Blenders

  • $10 Microwave ovens

  • $10 Non-Freon Appliances: Washers, Dryers, Stoves, Ovens, Dishwashers, Boilers, Furnaces, Water Heaters

  • $20 Freon Appliances: Refrigerators, Freezers, Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers, Water Coolers

         Prices are subject to change


$20 per mattress and box spring 

Household Hazardous Materials

Call (608) 785-9999 or click Hazardous Materials for information about how to dispose of them.

Yard Waste

Currently the township does not have a program for yard wastes and suggests that you compost your leaves and grass clippings on your property. 

Used Tires 

  • $7 car / truck tire

  • $17 semi / tractor tires

  • Tires must be removed from rims prior to being accepted.  Tires may also be recycled at La Crosse County's Household Hazardous Waste facility.  

Other Materials 

The town accepts small quantities of private demolition materials, furniture, carpeting, silo bags, and other household items only until that large dumpster is full.  

The Recycling Flyer has more information to view. 

If you would like a flyer, please contact the Clerk and one can be provided to you. 

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