Community Information


The Iowa County Healthy Aging in Rural Towns “HeART” Coalition invites you to participate in a survey that will be used to design projects that will increase support for older adults and caregivers in Iowa County.  If you consider yourself an older adult and reside in Iowa County you are eligible to complete the Adult Survey.

Many of you fill the role of caregiver if you are helping an older adult stay in their home by taking them to appointments, providing meals, managing their medications, doing household tasks, etc.  If you are a caregiver (outside of your employment) please complete the Caregiver Survey.

Some of you may be eligible to complete both surveys.

To participate in the survey go to Scroll to the bottom of the web page to open either the adult or caregiver survey.

Once you have completed the survey, call or email Kathy Key at the Health Department to have your name entered into a drawing for (2) $100 prizes. or (608) 930-9870

Please feel free to forward this email on to other older adults and caregivers that you know living in Iowa County.  We would love to hear from as many people as possible.


Garbage and recycling pick-up is every Wednesday.  For more information on special pickup dates, holiday pickup and other special events go to the Calendar page. You will need a recycling bin to place your items in.  Contact the Village Clerk at 608-924-5881 or stop at the Village Office to acquire a bin.  There is no charge for a recycle bin.
Weekly recycling instructions:

2018 Recycling Instructions

Brush pick-up in the village is done from April 1st-October 31st. All brush MUST be at the curb to be picked up. Pickup begins on Monday but may take through Wednesday. If you have any questions contact the clerk’s office or the Streets Department.

A fire permit is required to burn brush and etc in the Village of Ridgeway.  They can be obtained through the Ridgeway Fire Department. Please call 924-2027 and leave a message. The cost is $5.00.

Dog licenses expire on December 31st each year. Renewals are due and payable before April 1st of each year.  According to the Wisconsin State Statue 174.05, if you are the owner of a dog more than 5 months old, a license needs to be purchased before April 1st of each year to avoid a $10 late fee.  Fees are $18.00 for male and female or $8.00 for neutered or spayed.  There is no license fee for cats.  Licenses may be purchased during regular office hours. Information needed to license your pet: a) Name of dog and breed, b) Male or Female, c) If spayed or neutered, d) Name and address of owne, e) All rabies vaccination information, date given & expired, Manufacturer, Serial number, tag number  There is a $10.00 fee for late licensing.

Recycling and Composing information, as required by the Wisconsin DNR. To download and print a PDF version click here.