Village of Caledonia 5043 Chester Lane, Racine, WI 53402

Frequently Asked Questions

 


Yard Waste Drop-Off Site is OPEN 

The Yard Waste Drop-Off Site opens the last Wednesday in March and closes the last Sunday in November.

Please note that only the following items will be accepted:

  • Grass Clippings

  • Brush/Branches - maximum 20" diameter and 6' long

  • Leaves

NO CONTRACTORS!  Must be a Village resident, picture ID is required.

LOCATION:  6900 Nicholson Road (west of the Safety Building)
HOURS OF OPERATION:    Wednesday:  1:30pm-7:00pm
                                                  Saturday:  10:00am-4:00pm
                                                    Sunday:  11:00am-5:00pm


Open Burning/Recreational Fire Approval

Same day approval is possible for Open Burning if weather permits. Call the Caledonia Fire Department burning permit line (835-4357) for approval. Recreational, ceremonial and cooking fires have no time limit and do not need approval, depending on weather conditions.


After Hours Utility Emergency

If you have a fire, medical or law enforcement emergency, please dial 911. To report a utility emergency, such as no water, a broken water main, a sewer overflow, blockage complaint, or if your problem requires immediate attention, please call: (262) 939-3409 


Firearms Ordinance 

For information regarding use and discharge of arms regulated, please click here, and scroll down to section 11-2-1.

Please click here for the official map showing locations where the use of certain Firearms is prohibited.


When are property tax payments due?

  • First installments were due by January 31, 2018 payable to the Village of Caledonia

  • Second installments are due by July 31, 2018 payable to the Racine County Treasurer

Payments must be postmarked by January 31, 2018 to be timely.  After that date, payments are ONLY accepted at the Racine County Courthouse.

Racine County Tax Inquiry or to change your mailing address:
http://racinecounty.com/government/county-treasurer/property-taxes


What can I do with my scrap metal?

Miller Compressing accepts and pays for scrap metal, there are two locations in Racine:

  • For non-ferrous materials such as: aluminum, copper, brass, stainless steel, catalytic converters, and vehicle batteries -  can be brought to 3056 Hamilton Avenue. If you have questions you may call (262)637-2900.

  • For ferrous materials such as: large appliances, water heaters, and miscellaneous scrap steel - can be brought to 1339 17th Street. If you have any questions you may call (262)632-1601


Where can I take my unwanted electronics?

E-CYCLE DAYS   *Saturday, July 21, 2018 (10:00 am - 12:00 pm)*
Disposal of electronics no longer allowed in landfills. All items will be collected for free with an exception of $25 per TV and $10 per CRT Monitors at 6900 Nicholson Road by the Yard Waste site.

Electronic Items Include: *Desktop computers * Laptops * Printers *Fax machines * Scanners * Copiers *Video display devices *Monitors *Keyboards & mice *Hard drives *Flash drives *External modems * Other computer devices * DVD *VCR *DVR *Video
****There will be a charge of $25 per TV****      ​***There will be a charge of $10 per CRT Monitor***
OPEN TO ALL AREA RESIDENTS!

FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE 

WISCONSIN E-CYCLE
Johns Disposal is a registered collector of electronics for the state of Wisconsin.  Johns would be happy to collect your electronics for a fee.  Please call Johns Disposal to arrange pick up (262) 473-4700; (888) 473-4701

ELECTRONIC ITEMS INCLUDE:

  • Desktop computers, laptops

  • Printers, scanners, copiers

  • Video display devices, monitors, televisions

  • Keyboards, mice, hard drives, flash drives, external modems & other computer devices

  • Fax machines

  • DVD, VCR, DVR & Video


Does the Village provide an animal control service?

Unfortunately, the Village does not provide such a service. There are several private companies in the area that may be able to assist your needs. If you have immediate concerns for the wildlife in your area, you may contact the DNR at 262-884-2300.

Local providers that may be able to assist you:


When do I need to license my dog?

All dogs must be licensed in the Village by January 31, 2017 or a late fee of $10.00 will be charged.
Proof of vaccination must be provided and include the date given, manufacturer and lot number.

  • Altered Dog:      $15.00

  • Unaltered Dog:  $25.00

  • Sight or Helping Dogs are Free 


Can I have livestock on my property?

'Livestock' means cattle, equine, swine, sheep, goats, farm-raised deer and other such animals susceptible to use for commercial purposes, including domesticated fowl, such as chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks, guineas or other poultry. There are minimum parcels sizes in which you can have livestock. If your parcel is zoned agricultural, you may start having livestock at 2 acres and 5 acres for Residential. Call the Village Hall at 262-835-4451 to inquire about how many units of livestock you may have on your parcel. This number is dependant in the total number of acres.


Testing for Radon

Short-Term Testing:
The quickest way to test is with a short-term test. Short-term tests remain in your home for two days to 90 days, depending on the device. Because radon levels tend to vary from day to day and season to season, a short-term test is less likely to tell you your year-round average radon level. If you need results quickly, a short-term test followed by a second short-term test may be used to decide whether to fix your home.

Long-Term Testing:
Long-term tests remain in your home for more than 90 days. A long-term test will give you a reading that is more likely to tell you your home's year-round average radon level.

Test Kits:
The Central Racine County Health Department has short-term and long-term radon test kits available for purchase

  • Short-Term Radon Test - $7.00

  • Long-Term Radon Test - $12.00

Kits are also available at some hardware stores and other retail outlets.

10005 Northwestern Ave.
US Bank, 2nd Floor
Franksville, WI 53126

Phone: (262) 898-4460

Monday through Friday:
8 A.M to 4:30 P.M


What day is my garbage collected?

Garbage is collected once per week. Recycling is collected every other week.
Click here to determine your collection day. 
Click here to determine if you're on an "A" or "B" week for every other week recycle collection. 
Click here for the 2018 Schedule (Including Holiday delays)


Garbage Carts 

Can I request an additional garbage cart? Each resident will be provided with a 90 gallon garbage cart, if you need an additional cart you should call John's Disposal - (888) 473-4701

Can I request a smaller garbage cart? Smaller carts are available, you should call John's Disposal - (888) 473-4701

I'm unable to bring my garbage cart to the curb, is there any assistance program available? The Village of Caledonia does offer a hardship program. You need a doctor to sign off on the application. Click here for the Hardship Application.


How do I dispose of large items that won't fit in my garbage cart? 

John's Disposal offers 4 free pick ups per year, to schedule a pick up you should call John's Disposal - (888) 473-4701. If you need additional pickups the standard rate for a special pick up is $40.00 per 5 minutes of loading time.

Click here to find out what and how to dispose of Items.
 

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