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.  

Jefferson Shared Ride Taxi Service

Brown Cab Service, Inc.
318 West Decker Street
Viroqua, WI 54665
(920) 563-9188
Brown Cab Website

Jefferson Shared Ride Taxi Service offers residents a reasonably priced option for transportation within the city limits (or within  1-miles) of Jefferson. It is a “ride share” taxi service, which means passengers may not be riding alone and is open to all customers at all times of the day. We provide curb to curb service with vans and handicap accessible vehicles. 
For more information on any of these services please call Brown Cab at 920-568-9188 or visit their website.

Brown Cab:  920-563-9188


Hours of Operation

Monday6:30 AM– 7:00 PM
Tuesday6:30 AM– 7:00 PM
Wednesday6:30 AM– 7:00 PM
Thursday6:30 AM– 7:00 PM
Friday6:30 AM– 7:00 PM
Saturday7:00 AM– 7:00 PM
Sunday7:00 AM– 4:00 PM

Friday — 6:30 AM until 2:30 (Sat AM)

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


Additional rider$2.00
Out of town miles$2.25

Nutrition Site $1.25
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.

(Fares and Hours of Operation Subject to Change)

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.


The City of Jefferson operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, religion, income status or limited English proficiency (LEP) in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and related nondiscrimination authorities. For more information on the City of Jefferson’s civil rights program, ADA obligations, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact Sarah Copsey, or (920)674-7700. For hearing impaired, please use Wisconsin Relay 711 service

Need Help?

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