Egg Harbor Pauses on Town Garbage Pickup

The Town of Egg Harbor’s municipal building has received a fresh parking lot during the past few weeks that was ready for striping as the Peninsula Pulse went to press Aug. 16.

The last time the parking lot was repaved was in 2004, when the pavilion was built, with some crack-sealing done for maintenance, town clerk/treasurer Pam Krauel said by email. The Door County Highway Department did the work at an estimated cost of $69,845.

Meanwhile, the town board had a lengthy discussion during its July 17 meeting about curbside garbage and recycling pickup. The town had put the question to voters in April as to whether they wanted the service, resulting in a vote of 409 in favor to 210 against.

But the referendum was only advisory, and during the town’s July 17 meeting, the supervisors had a lengthy discussion about the topic, according to Krauel’s draft meeting minutes. They ultimately voted to defer the service for the time being.

The reasons for the pause, according to the minutes, was the upfront expense to get the service started and a need to weigh that against future expenses, “including the recent approval of a new fire truck jointly with the Village of Egg Harbor, broadband committee getting closer to submitting their recommendation to the town board, along with annual expenses incurred annually,” according to the draft minutes.

The board also decided to invite the two waste-management providers – GFL Environmental and Going Garbage – to the September town board meeting to learn what their options were for recycling. 

“Struggles with the current recycling services,” according to the draft meeting minutes, and the need to staff the dumpsters at the town hall on Saturdays when residents drop off their recyclables, had originally kicked off the discussions for curbside service. By inviting the waste-management companies to the next board meeting, the supervisors are hoping to learn options for handling recycling, according to the minutes.

Town board meetings are held monthly on the third Monday at 6 pm, which would put the next meeting at Sept. 18. Dates change occasionally per board approval, so confirm meeting dates (and review agendas) at

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