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Where to Place Your Refuse / Recycling Cart
Where Can You Place Your Carts for Pickup?
  • Watch our 3-Minute Video about Where to Place your Carts
  • Carts may be placed in the apron of your driveway.
  • Carts may be placed next to your driveway in the gutter area where it is not a travel lane (this is recommended in areas with heavy parking).
  • Carts may be placed anywhere along the area between the sidewalk and the curb.
  • Carts may be placed partially on the sidewalk where the sidewalk is adjacent to the curb, or where there is a narrow parkway as long as there is at least 3-feet of sidewalk clear for passage (accessibility standard).
  • Where there is no curb and gutter, carts may be placed anywhere behind the pavement edge, in the shoulder area.
  • Carts may be placed behind the sidewalk, no more than 8 feet from the face of the curb, in No Parking Zones.
  • Carts MUST be at least 4-feet from obstacles, including other carts.
  • Carts MAY NOT be placed on top of snow piles.
  • The area between the cart and the street MUST be clear of obstacles.
  • See diagrams showing cart placement options.

If you need additional help determining where to place your carts, please call the Streets Department at (715) 346-1537.



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Drop-Off Hours Return to Normal June 24
The Stevens Point Recycling & Yard Waste Drop-off at 100 Sixth Ave. will STOP their extended hours effective June 24, but will continue to accept water-damaged items through July 1 during their regular hours: Tues. & Thurs. 1 - 7 pm; Sat. 9 am - 7 pm. Get More Drop-Off Info.
July 4 (Week of July 1-8) Garbage & Recycling Schedule
We will collect Tuesday's garbage route & recycling route #2 on Monday, July 3 (put your bins out Sunday instead of Monday). There will be no collection, and the drop-off will be closed, on Tuesday, July 4. There will be no other changes to the schedule.
Yard Waste Drop Off Hours Extended
Until further notice, the City's yard waste drop-off at 100 Sixth Ave. will be open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7 am to 3 pm, and Tuesday and Thursday from 7 am to 7 pm.
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City of Stevens Point, 1515 Strongs Ave., Stevens Point, WI 54481 | Phone 715-346-1569