Recycling Center Hours

The Village of Pewaukee Recycling Center, located at 1000 Hickory Street will re-open to receive yard waste and recyclables on the following dates:

Open Wednesdays 3:30 – 7:00PM beginning the 1st Wednesday after Daylight Savings time (March) and ending the last Wednesday in October

Open Saturdays 9AM – 3PM beginning the 1st Saturday in March and ending in mid-December

Please note that while any person may utilize the Recycling Center to drop off recyclables, Yard Waste dumping is for Village Residents Only. Residents must display their Yellow Brush and Yard Waste Tag in order to dispose of yard waste. Please re-use the tag from last year, or stop at the Village Hall at 235 Hickory St to obtain one. You will need to bring you ID for proof of residency.

If you have questions, please call 262-691-5660.

Railroad Crossing Project Information & Quiet Zones

State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Federal Railroad Administration Grant

Waukesha County Sealed Corridor Project

Village of Pewaukee Railroad Crossings

UPDATE as of August 30th, 2019

The bids for the roadway portion of the safety crossing project came in significantly over the estimate.  Per the WisDOT policy the project needs to be rebid in February and the work will be done in Spring of 2020.  The signal work by the Canadian Pacific will continue through the fall and winter so that the final construction completion will only be delayed by a bit.

As indicated in a press release from the Federal Railroad Administration dated February 22, 2016, the State of Wisconsin was awarded a $3 million grant to increase safety at 10 railroad crossings in Waukesha County. Four of the crossings scheduled for safety upgrades are located within the Village. The proposed safety upgrades are summarized in the FRA press release provided below.

On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, representatives from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Canadian Pacific Railway, Office of the Commissioner of Railroads, and the Village, met to conduct a field review of the four crossings within the Village in relation to the grant to verify crossing conditions as part of a fact-finding part of the planning process.

The grant and its components are administered by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

Please see the following documents for information related to this project:

 Quiet Zone Information

For information related to Quiet Zones and their establishment process, please review the Quiet Zone Guidelines, as provided by the Federal Railroad Administration.

2019 Fall Hydrant Flushing Notice

Village of Pewaukee Water Utility Customers – Flushing of Mains

Routine flushing of the Village of Pewaukee water main distribution system will begin on October 25, 2019.

The flushing will occur between the hours of 7am and 3pm, Monday through Friday, for approximately 6 weeks.

The flushing of water mains is to improve and maintain long-term water quality and to minimize discoloration and odors. Residents may experience a reduction in water pressure when the crew is flushing the main immediately adjacent to their home or business.

Please visit the Water Main Flushing Page for more information.

Thank you!

Mailbox Damaged by Plow?

Village of Pewaukee Mailbox Policy

Any mailbox allegedly hit by a DPW plow should be called in to Village Hall at 691-5660 within 24 hours of the storm or email . Once notified, a Village representative will inspect the damage to confirm whether or not it was caused by a DPW snow plow. The Village will only assume responsibility for mailboxes damaged by direct contact with plow equipment. The operator is often aware of such contact and will document it for follow up. If snow load (the load of the snow rolling off the plow) causes the damage, the Village will not assume responsibility. Village Operators attempt to avoid damaging mailboxes and yards, with most damage usually caused by snow rolling off the plow blade. If it is determined that the Village caused the damage: After notifying the Village, and a return acknowledgement of responsibility, the mailbox and/or post will be repaired or replaced with a standard #1 Rural Mailbox and 4” x 4” wooden post. Weather conditions may temporarily only permit a temporary post and box set in a sand pail. A resident may alternatively submit receipts for up to a $35 reimbursement for self-replacement. To assist the Department of Public Works and the Postal Service, the Village suggests inspecting your mailbox and post prior to winter and repairing as necessary.

The following tips can help reduce the chance of damage due to plowing operation:

 Ensure the mailbox post is sturdy and fully supported to the ground to withstand the heavy snow moved aside by the plow.

 Add small section of reflective tape to the right side (facing traffic) to make it easier to see during storms.

 Remove snow from around the base and to the right side of the mailbox regularly.

 If you have a highly ornate/artistic mailbox, consider replacing with a standard box during winter.

A mailbox box face should be no more than 8 inches from the front of curb and the bottom of the box at least 41 to 45 inches from the top height of the curb. The post should be set in a hole 8 to 10 inches in diameter and 24 inches deep. Keep the post at least five feet away from fire hydrants. 11/12/2018