The City maintains 90.3 miles of streets and approximately 30 miles of storm sewer. Maintenance includes: Patching and repairing of both, asphalt and concrete streets; repairing curb, gutter, catch basins and storm sewers; street sweeping; repairing and replacement of sidewalks; tree trimming; snow removal; and repair of City maintenance equipment. These accounts include new streets, curb and gutter, and sidewalks, which are in turn assessed back against property owners. Refuse and garbage collection is provided to all residents. Recyclable products are collected through a recycling contractor. The airport is also maintained by the Public Works Department, which consists of mowing, snowplowing, repair and upkeep. The Public Works Department also maintains the Lake Tomah Dam and mowing of the Industrial Parks.



Excess recycling, which does not fit into recycling cart, may be taken to Modern Disposal. Please call to find cost and fees that may apply.

Modern Disposal is located at 800 Townline Rd., Tomah. They can be reached at 608-372-7897.



Please help us keep our storm sewers and Lake clean by not blowing grass clippings into the streets.


Helpful Links:

2019 Recycling Schedule

2019 Holiday Garbage and Recycling Schedule

2018 Recycling Schedule

2018 Holiday Garbage and Recycling Schedule

Garbage and Recycling Guidelines

Mailbox Replacement Policy

Snow and Ice Removal



Cart Assistance Program

Excavation Permit

Minutes and Agendas



Monroe County’s regularly scheduled Special Waste Collections are held the LAST Saturday in April and the FIRST Saturday in October from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Solid Waste Department Office located at 20448 Junco Road, Norwalk. Collections are held each year at these same times.  Please call 608-269-8783 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


Public Works & Utilities Office Staff

Kirk Arity, Director
Linda Niebuhr, Administrative Assistant
Sayra Rethwisch, Utilities Bookkeeper

Samantha Linehan, Public Works and Utilities Bookkeeper


Contact Information

Public Works and Utilities Office
819 Superior Avenue (First Floor)
Tomah, WI 54660
Public Works Ph: (608) 374-7430
Utilities Ph: (608) 374-7431

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm