Chetek City Shop

Director of Public Works


1125 Railroad Avenue
Chetek, WI  54728

Phone: (715) 924-4236
Fax: (715) 924-4280


Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Emergency Phone Numbers

Dan Knapp

Cell: (715) 642-0822

After Hours Emergency

Phone: (715) 642-3029

Street Department

Foreman: Justin Hutzler

Phone: (715) 790-6845

City of Chetek Winter Regulations

Winter Parking – In order to facilitate the efficient and expeditious removal of snow from City streets during winter months, it shall be unlawful for any vehicle to park on any City street from November 1 to April 1 from 2:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m.

Sidewalk Snow Removal – It is the responsibility of the owner or occupant of any lot or parcel to remove all snow and ice which may have fallen or accumulated upon the sidewalk in front of such lot or parcel. When ice has so formed that it cannot be removed, the owner or occupant shall keep the same sprinkled with a material which will prevent the sidewalk from being dangerous to pedestrians.

Violations to either of these ordinances are subject to penalty as provided in Section 1-1-7 of the Code of Ordinances.

Waste Water Treatment Plant

The Chetek wastewater treatment facility provides primary treatment and secondary treatment by rotating biological contactors, chemical phosphorus removal and final clarification.  Seasonal disinfection is provided through an ultraviolet disinfection system.  Effluent is discharged to the Chetek River.  Biosolids are treated in an anaerobic digester.  The biosolids from the digester are stored in a holding tank and then spread as a soil conditioner on approved sites.

Permit information:
Operator Certification and Licensing:
Location: 210 Water Street
Operator: Rod Rhodes
Office Phone: (715) 924-3630



The City provides garbage service. This service is mandatory. If a residence will be unoccupied for longer than 30 days, you may request to have the service canceled by filing an application at the City Clerk’s Office. A 95 gal. or 65 gal. can are provided by the City of Chetek. All garbage much fit in can and the lid MUST close.   In the event your garbage does not fit in your can, you may purchase specially marked bags from City Hall for $3.00 each. These bags may be placed with your regular garbage for pick up. If it is a regular occurrence, you can pay for an additional can at $8/month.

Please have your garbage out by 6am. Only normal household garbage should be put out. Construction material will not be picked up. You can pay to have household items picked up by contacting City Hall.

For prices on special haul items or to request a dumpster, please contact City Hall at (715) 924-4838 or Public Works at (715) 924-4236.


For information about the Barron County Recycling Program, click here. The bin is located at 209 Water Street and is open Wednesday thru Saturday, 8am-10:30am.

Compost Site

There is a Compost Site at 1500 Dallas Street for Chetek residents only. Please check the calendar for hours. It is usually open Spring thru Fall. You MUST have one of three forms of identification: 1) City Utility bill: postcard, 2) City of Chetek PSN bill [paperless billing option], or 3) City of Chetek issued pass [obtained from City Hall].