Garbage & Recycling

​Coming Soon: Automated Cart Collection

At the September 19, 2017 Common Council meeting, the City of Lodi agreed to a new contract with Columbia County Solid Waste. This new contract includes the use of garbage and recycling carts. Additionally, garbage will be collected weekly, while recycling will be collected bi-weekly.

Please read through the frequently asked questions to learn more information. Information provided below regarding the City of Lodi garbage bags and small blue recycling bins will remain in affect until the carts are delivered.

City of Lodi 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.
Place your household refuse in a “City of Lodi” refuse bag and securely tie it shut. “City of Lodi” refuse bags can be purchased for $1.75 per bag at these local stores: Kwik Trip, Koltes Do-It Center, Main Street Market Piggly Wiggly, Lodi Kwik Mart Mobil, Lodi BP. 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 on Wednesdays. Put your recyclable household refuse in a “City of Lodi” blue recycling bin and place it on the curb by 7 a.m.

Acceptable recyclable materials are
  • Aluminum
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic bottles and jars
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Paper
  • Tin food cans
Recycling bins may be purchased for $11 from City Hall. Specific information on this topic can be found in the “Recyclable Material” section of the City of Lodi Ordinances.

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.


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.