Town of New Hope, Wisconsin
Town of New Hope, Wisconsin


Nitrate Testing and Assistance Available for Private Well Users

Portage County has set aside 2.3 million dollars for projects to improve access to and provide safe drinking water.  A program for private residential well users includes a free lab-certified water test and for those that exceed the nitrate-nitrogen drinking water standard of 10 mg/L possibly up to $1,500 towards a reverse osmosis treatment system.  Details are in the attached WATER Project Private Well Information Sheet (1) or contact: Jen McNelly – Portage County Water Resource Specialist (715-346-1334, or Lindsay Benaszeski – Portage County Environmental Health Sanitarian (715-345-5771,

New Hope Sunset Lake Technical Memo from Sand Creek Consultants 11/2020

New Hope Sunset Lake Tech Memo from Sand Creek


Town of New Hope 2023 Budget

Budget 2022

Proposed 2023 budget Budget – 2023 proposed

WildParsnip Brochure


Garbage Pickup and Recycling in the Town of New Hope


Effective January 1, 2022 the Town of New Hope is implementing town-wide garbage and recycling pick-up replacing the current individual subscription practice.  To accomplish this the Town has entered into a seven-year contract with Harter’s Fox Valley Disposal to provide these services to all households in New Hope.

The Town of New Hope is one of the last towns in Portage County to go to a town-wide system and the decision to go in this direction was based on resident demand due to concerns with the cost and level of service currently available.  Under the new arrangement service will be maintained and costs to households will be considerably reduced.

Harter’s will be charging the Town $16.00 per month per household for garbage and recycling services.  To recover this cost a Special Charge of approximately $196.00 will appear on the household’s property tax bill received in 2023.

The week of December 13th Harter’s will be dropping two containers at your address, one to be used for garbage and one for recycling.  Included with the containers will be instructions, pick-up schedule and other details.  Garbage will be picked up weekly and recycling every other week.  Large item pick-up will also be available for a charge to the household.

Here are the instructions from Harter’s: Harter’s instructions       Recycling details: Harter’s Recycling Guidelines

If you do not want the containers from Harter’s please complete, sign and return the attached form: Refusal of Service form

IMPORTANT: Residents who currently subscribe for garbage and recycling pick-up are responsible to notify their current provider to cancel services due to a mandatory town-wide service change.

If you have questions, please email them to or call 715-824-6422.

Thank you for your cooperation!


Upcoming Events
3:00 pm Electronic Recycling Event @ Town of Amherst Town Hall
Electronic Recycling Event @ Town of Amherst Town Hall
Jun 1 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Electronic Recycling Event Town of Amherst Town Hall 4023 Hwy Q, Amherst Jct. enter from the South off Hwy Q A C C E P T ED AT THE EVENT cable boxes, cables & cords,[...]