Yes! The Town has a waste collection site for garbage and recyclables at W10890 County Road X, the home of Vickie Miller. The site is open year-round from 9 am to noon on Saturdays, as well as from May 1 to September 1 Monday evenings from 6 to 8 pm. To use this site for garbage, bags must be purchased from Vickie at $22.50 for ten bags, or $2.50 each. Recyclables can be deposited free of charge.
Waste Management offers garbage and recyclable pick-up at your home for a fee. Contact them directly for this service at (888) 275-1401.
Columbia County Recycling and Waste Processing Facility provides information and education on Solid Waste issues and maintains a collection area for special wastes: tires, sharps containers, appliances, fluorescent bulbs, and demolition materials. For more information contact:
Columbia County Recycling and Waste Processing Facility
W7465 Hwy 16
Pardeeville, WI 53954
Phone: (608) 742-6651
Yes! Quality fire protection services are extremely important to residents. Given the equipment and training required, those services are quite expensive. The Town of Lewiston does not have its own Fire Department. Instead it, along with other surrounding townships, contracts for those services to be provided by the City of Portage Fire Department. When the City of Portage Fire Department responds to calls, the Town is charged for those services. The Town, in turn, passes that charge on to the property owner who received those services. If you receive an invoice from the Town for fire protection services, check with your homeowner's insurance company or, if applicable, your auto insurance company, to determine if the service is covered under your policy. If it is not covered, and you are not in the position to pay the full amount of that invoice at that time, you should contact the Town Clerk to discuss payment arrangements.
City of Portage Fire Department
119 W. Pleasant St.
Portage, WI 53901
Phone: (608) 742-2172 - Non Emergency
Briggsville Volunteer Fire Department – Lewiston also contracts with the Briggsville Volunteer Fire Department for fire protection services in a portion of the township.
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY, CALL 911.
Burning Permits are required for the fire disposal of debris such as leaves, brush and pine needles. Please contact the City of Portage Fire Department (PFD) at 608-742-2172 for a burning permit or from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Vickie Miller (at the Lewiston Waste Collection site) is also a fire warden and can issue burning permits. Contact her at (608) 697-7900.
The PFD MUST be notified of any burning in the Town of Lewiston to avoid an unnecessary and costly dispatch of the Fire Department to your burn site. You must also contact Columbia County Sheriff Dispatch at 608-742-4166 prior to open burning of materials for the same reason. If the Fire Department is called to your burn, you will be charged for that call, usually $700-$1000.
Burning is only permitted during the hours of 6:00 p.m. until midnight.
Before you burn, also call 1-888-WIS BURN (947-2876) or visit the website for the daily burning restrictions.
All elections are held at the Lewiston School; the entrance is on the west end of the building by the gym. Polls are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. Please check Myvote.wi.gov to register, change your address or name, and to request an absentee ballot.
You will need to bring a photo ID (for example, driver’s license) in order to vote. If you need to register or change your address at the election site on election day, also bring proof of your new address.
There are two elections in 2023: Spring Primary (if needed) February 21; Spring Election April 4.