Have too much garbage and can't fit it all in your cart? 

If you have extra bagged garbage or boxed recycling you need to dispose of, overflow tags are available year-round for purchase at the Municipal Service Center, 925 S. Sixth St, or City Hall, 335 S. Broadway.  Beginning in January 2023, overflow tags will be available for purchase online, here. The cost is $3.00/tag which is good for 2 extra bags of garbage OR 2 boxes of recyclables. Overflow garbage bags are limited to 13 gallon size kitchen garbage bags.

NOTE: Overflow is NOT for large item/bulky pick-up (couches, mattresses, etc.). It is only for standard household garbage and recycling items. 

How should I place my overflow items at the curb? 

Overflow garbage

When placing out your overflow items, adhere to the following guidelines: 

  • Affix your purchased overflow tag (see above) to your items. 
  • Put extra garbage (only normal household waste) in garbage bags
  • Put extra recycling in cardboard boxes or paper bags
  • Place these overflow items about 4 feet from their respective carts
  • The bags or boxes used, must fit in the respective cart when empty. The driver will dump your cart and refill it with the overflow materials.
  • No large items / furniture / appliances / electronics / etc.
  • NO PLASTIC BAGS IN RECYCLING!

(Click on accompanying graphic for more information/tips on overflow placement and accepted items). 

Free Overflow Garbage & Recycling Collection  

In addition to the year-round tags that citizens can purchase, the City of De Pere does collect overflow garbage and recycling free 4 times per year. These collections occur in January, April, July, and October. Garbage is collected during the second full week of these months; Recycling is collected during the second and third weeks on your normal collection day. During these respective overflow weeks, you may put out up to 5 extra bags of normal garbage on your garbage day, and extra recyclables in cardboard boxes (do not bag your recyclables!) on your next recycling date. Garbage is limited to 13 gallon kitchen sized garbage bags.

Any other options for extra garbage? 

If you have extra waste in your household, you may want to utilize the Brown County Waste Transfer Station (call for rates and hours 920-490-2706).