988 Now Available

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is now available.

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides care and support to people experiencing stressful situations—whether that is thoughts of suicide, a mental health concern, or a substance use issue. It is a free and confidential service that is available 24/7.

People of all ages who need help for themselves or a loved one can access the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by:

Wisconsinites who use the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline will connect with an in-state service known as the Wisconsin Lifeline. The person contacting the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is connected with a trained counselor who takes note of the person's needs, understands how the person's problem is affecting them, provides support, and, if needed, gets the person additional help. 

Visit our website for more information on the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.


The communities below have permanent drop off sites for your old or unwanted medications. Items that are accepted at all four sites without calling ahead are: pills/capsules (prescription and over the counter) and sealed medicine powder packets (place packets in a sealed Ziploc type bag).

Platteville: The Platteville Police Department at 164 North Fourth Street. The items are accepted 7 days a week        /24 hours a day. However, liquids, lotions, ointments, and patches are accepted only if they are securely             sealed in a Ziploc type bag, one bottle per bag. (608)348-2313.

Muscoda: The Muscoda Police Department at 206 North Wisconsin Avenue. Medications can be dropped off          whenever village hall is open. Call ahead to drop off liquids. (608)739-3144.

Lancaster: Lancaster Police Department Lobby. Medication is accepted 7 days a week/24 hours a day. Drop off      pills in their original containers or seal the pills in a Ziploc type bag. Call ahead for liquids, lotions,                    ointments, and patches. Please securely seal these items in a Ziploc type bag, one bottle per bag. (608)723-      4188.

Fennimore: Memorial Building, 860 Lincoln Avenue. Medication is accepted whenever Memorial Building is            open. Call ahead for liquids. (608)822-3215

Dickeyville: The Dickeyville Police Department at 500 East Avenue. (608)568-7284


Thermometers-Hydrogen Peroxide-Inhalers-Bloody or Infectious Waste-Needles (sharps) Auto Injectors-Aerosol Cans

For more information on guidelines, special events, permanent sites and drug disposal in Wisconsin, please visit You can enter your zip code to find the closest drop-off location.

2023 RECYCLING INSTRUCTIONS                         

Recycing collection will be on Thursdays of every other week, as noted below

 January 12, 26        February 9, 23          March  9, 23                April 6, 20

May 4, 18                  June 2*, 15, 29                  July 13, 27                August 10, 24

Sept 8*, 21             October 5, 19             November 2, 16, 30            December  14, 29*

* denotes schedule changes during holiday weeks

Please have items out for collection by 7:00 am.


Appliances - Tires - Used motor oil - Lead acid batteries

Wet paint - Yard waste - Electronics (TV's, computer components,

fax machines, DVD players, VCR's and DVR's)

For more information contact (608) 348-9586

Additional information can be found at


PLASTICS                            Household container plastics #1 through #7 are recyclable. Plastic  bags(grocery, newspaper, etc.-no black or brown bags) that are clean and dry should be                   placed inside a clear or transparent bag and tied shut; full bag should be no larger than a basketball. Plastic items that are not recyclable include: Formed  styrofoam peanuts and oil bottles.

METALS                               Tin and aluminum food, beverage and aerosol cans can be recycled. They should be empty and the plastic tops removed. Cardboard sided juice cans and paints            cans are not recyclable. Small items of scrap metal may also be recycled (pots, pans, toasters, etc), nothing smaller than 2 inches or larger than a basketball and weighing more than 10 lbs.

GLASS                                   Green, brown, blue and clear bottles and jars only. Windows, mirrors,                                                                 glassware,ceramics and light bulbs are not recyclable.

PAPER                                   Newspaper, magazines, office paper, phone books, paper milk and and juice carton and junk mail should be placed loose in the recycling bin. Tissue or paper towels, and candy wrappers are not recyclable. Gift wrapping paper (non-foil type) is also recyclable.

CARDBOARD                         All cardboard boxes including paperboard (cereal boxes, etc) are recyclable. Wax and plastic coated cardboard are not recyclable. Please flatten boxes; pieces          should be no larger than 3 feet by 3 feet.

                     Recyclables may be mixed in clear or transparent bags and placed in bins.

                     Drivers look for the bins to determine if a stop is needed.

Please rinse containers.

Preparing recyclables correctly is important for the Recycling Centers

automated single-stream sorting process. Proper preparation ensures that recyclables will not

be land filled, helping keep your communities' cost down.