City Services

Recycling and Garbage Collection

The City of Jefferson contracts with John’s Disposal Service for the City’s refuse collection and recycling needs.

  • The service day for the entire city is TUESDAY.
  • The GREEN cart is for recycling and is emptied every two weeks.
  • The BROWN cart is for garbage and is emptied every Tuesday.
  • Extra items are taken once a month with the “bulky”. Please review the new “bulky” rules on the John’s Disposal website for 2020.
    • Beginning in 2020, residents must call Johns Disposal’s office to schedule a bulk item collection.  Residents may call John’s Disposal’s office M-F from 8am – 4:30pm and Saturday 8am – noon to schedule a collection.  Bulk item collection will be scheduled each week throughout each month.  Residents will no longer need to wait until the second Tuesday of the month!  Residents may schedule one bulk items collection per month.
      Note: residents may substitute two of their twelve bulk items collections to have an electronic item collected.

John’s Disposal

Learn More:

*If current pickup schedule isn’t below, please see John’s Disposal website.  

Shared Ride Taxi Service

Brown Cab:  920-563-9188

UPDATE 3/17/20: CLOSINGS- In Jefferson we can no longer schedule drivers from 11PM until bar-time on Friday and Saturday nights.   REASONING-“Several taxicab drivers have asked to be taken off the regular schedule. These drivers are in higher risk categories for Covid-19  and we are granting their requests. At the moment we no longer have enough drivers to cover the late-night hours without causing stress and fatigue. With this move we will be able to ask the drivers who were planning to work the late shifts if they could help us out other hours of the week to better cover for the drivers who need time off.  What’s more the governor and the president are instructing people not to congregate, and earlier today the governor closed all bars and restaurants. We believe that we don’t have any good reason to stay open after we get second shift workers to their homes and third shift workers to their jobs.” 

UPDATE 3/16/20:  “We are instructing drivers to spray down cab surfaces between each customer, and to take even more care after transporting customers who may cough. We are asking customers who have coughs to cover noses and mouths while in our cabs.” AND, “Of course we are instructing drivers to stay home if they have coughs. This might also add to service delays.”

The Shared-Ride service will be provided on a shared ride basis. This means that vehicles may be routed to pick up or drop off passengers en-route to other passenger’s origins or destinations so as to allow a greater number of passengers to be carried with available vehicles. The use of shared ride should be limited if it will create excessive travel times for passengers.


Our drivers place concern for safety above all else. We’re safe and courteous while on the road, and our drivers will make sure you get inside safely, too!


We’re proud that you choose to call us. We know that you’re counting on us. We’ll get you there reliably.

When somebody places an order that we can’t complete on time we say so. We know you appreciate our honesty.

Quite Helpful!

Our drivers gladly help carry a load of groceries to your front-door. Or, if you’re feeling a little unsteady, our drivers will offer you an arm and walk alongside you.

For insurance reasons we cannot go inside your homes, but we can help from your front door to ours.

Please note that you need to notify us whenever you desire assistance. Many of our customers don’t want any extra fuss, and so we assume that you only want curb-to-curb service unless you tell us otherwise.

We do Wheelchairs!

We also have wheelchair-lift equipped vans. If you need this specialized equipment just say so, we’ll be happy to send it for no extra charge.

Hours of Operation:

6:30 AM until 7:00 PM Monday-Thursday

Friday — 6:30 AM until 2:30 (Sat AM)

Saturday — 7:00 AM until 2:30 (Sun AM)

Sunday 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Reduced hours on holidays (call and ask)

Normal Service Area:

Jefferson Shared-Ride Service goes anywhere within the city limits of Jefferson

Out-of-Town Requests:

So long as one end of your trip is within our city limits, we will usually agree to go a mile or so out-of-town. This is always at dispatcher’s discretion.

When it isn’t busy, we sometimes go as far as the Hospital in Fort Atkinson, or the UW clinic in Johnson Creek.

Aside from Fort Atkinson and Johnson Creek, Jefferson Shared-Ride Service never goes more than five miles past the city limit. Our dispatcher is obligated to keep most cabs available for in-town use. During peak periods and inclement weather we will refuse all out-of-town requests. When we are willing to go, we will charge an extra $1.75 for each mile or partial out-of-town mile.

Ready to Ride?

If you have an appointment you should leave plenty of extra travel time. If you’re unsure just ask the dispatcher, and be sure to say what time your appointment begins.

Reg Adult $3.00
Senior or Disabled $2.00
Student $3.00
Nutrition Site $1.25
Extra Persons* $2.00
Extra Miles** $1.75
Stop En Route $2.00
Wait Time .10/min
Child Under 6 FREE***
*Extra Persons’ fare only apply to passengers who travel from the same pick-up point to the same destination.
**Extra miles fees apply to all miles or portions of a mile outside the Jefferson city limits.
***Children under 6 are free, but they must be accompanied by an appropriate guardian.

We accept advance reservations as well as last minute requests.

Purchase a punch-card good for 10 rides as a gift for your loved ones.

The City of Jefferson’s  Shared-Ride Taxi Service is an equal opportunity employer.

The City of Jefferson operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.  Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with the City of Jefferson.

For more information on the City of Jefferson’s civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact Sarah Copsey at 920-674-7700, email, or visit City Hall at 317 S Main Street, Jefferson, WI 53549.  For more information, visit

A complainant may file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration by filing a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington, DC, 20590.

Title VI Public Notification:

Jefferson Title VI Plan

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance. Specifically, Title VI provides that “no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance” (42 U.S.C. Section 2000d).

City of Jefferson is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of its transit services on the basis of race, color, or national origin, as protected by Title VI in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Circular 4702.1.A.

If you feel you are being denied participation in or being denied benefits of the transit services provided by City of Jefferson, or otherwise being discriminated against because of your race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability, you may contact our office at: Timothy Freitag – 317 South Main Street – Jefferson WI 53549 (920) 674-7700

Need Help?

Jefferson City Hall: (920) 674-7700
Jefferson Chamber of Commerce: (920) 674-4511