Garbage & Recycling

Garbage Pickup (Non-Recyclable Materials)


The city provides garbage pick up on Wednesdays at 7 a.m. If a normal garbage pick up day lands on a holiday, trash and recycling will be picked up the following day, unless indicated otherwise by Columbia County Recycling and Solid Waste. In the event that Columbia County Recycling and Solid Waste picks up garbage on a day other than after a holiday, the City of Lodi website will update to reflect that change.
 
The city uses an automated cart collection system to collect household refuse. Refuse is collected on a weekly basis. Place your household refuse in the 65-gallon or 95-gallon garbage cart provided by Columbia County Recycling and Solid Waste. Any refuse placed outside of the cart will not be collected. Specific information on this topic can be found in the “Nonrecyclable Material” section of the City of Lodi Ordinances.

Recycling Pickup


The city also provides recycling pickup every other Wednesday. A recycling calendar is available at city hall and online. Put your recyclable household refuse in the designated 65-gallon or 95-gallon recycling cart provided by Columbia County Recycling and Solid Waste and place it on the curb by 7 a.m. All materials should be placed inside the cart. Any recycling, such as large cardboard, that does not fit in the cart should be dropped off at the Public Works Building at 249 Water Street.

Acceptable recyclable materials are
  • Aluminum
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic bottles and jars
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Paper
  • Tin food cans
Specific information on this topic can be found in the “Recyclable Material” section of the City of Lodi Ordinances.

Garbage and Recycling Carts

Garbage and recycling carts are provided by and property of Columbia County Recycling and Solid Waste. Any issues with general wear and tear should be directed to them. Residents, and businesses that opt into the city's program, are charged a special fee on property tax bills to pay for collection services and the use of the carts.

Carts should be placed at the curb, not in the street, for collection. Please be sure to leave at least three feet of space on either side of the cart. Carts should be removed from the front of residences or businesses within 24 hours after collection.

Please read through the frequently asked questions to learn more information.

Recycling Drop-Off


Recyclable items may also be dropped off at the Public Works Building at 249 Water Street in Lodi. Items should be placed inside the appropriate roll-off container there, not on the ground. For more information on what can be recycled, please visit the Columbia County Waste and Recycling website.

Appliances


Unwanted appliances including, but not limited to, televisions, central heating/cooling units, refrigerators, heat pumps, washers, dryers, commercial appliances, computers, air conditioners, microwaves, freezers, sump pumps, copiers, stoves, furnaces and dehumidifiers may be disposed of by contacting Columbia County Recycling and Waste Processing Facility at 608-742-6651.
 
Unwanted appliances, minus TVs and Monitors, may be recycled for free by taking them to the corner of Hwy 113 and County Road J in Lodi on Saturday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to noon.  Additional items accepted for free recycling are Christmas lights, all electrical wire, car/truck/tractor batteries, copper, brass, aluminum pots/pans and aluminum doors/windows/chairs. 
 

Motor Oil Disposal


Motor oil may be disposed in the clearly marked motor oil receptacle at the City of Lodi Public Works site which is located at 249 Water Street in Lodi.