Drop Off Centers

Visit either Drop Off Center to recycle or safely dispose of a wide variety of residential waste. While in the past these centers have been called Self-Help Centers or "the dump", both locations offer a wide variety of disposal options making these sites functioning resource recovery parks. Over 50% of the materials dropped off at these sites are reused, recycled, or composted.

Drop Off Center Locations

North - 6660 N Industrial Road - must enter Industrial Road from Mill Road

South - 3879 W Lincoln Avenue

Summer Hours

April 2, 2017 - November 25, 2017

Tuesday - Sunday 7 AM - 3 PM


2017 Summer Flyer

Winter Hours

Beginning November 26, 2017

Tuesday - Saturday 7 AM - 3 PM

Sunday & Monday CLOSED

CLOSED on City Holidays

New Year's Eve & Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Good Friday & Easter

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Thanksgiving & Following Friday

Christmas Eve & Day

Accepted Items


  • Antifreeze
  • Car batteries
  • Motor oil and filters
  • Tires (up to 5 passenger tires)

  • Appliances
  • Scrap Metal

  • Asphalt Shingles*
  • Concrete*

  • Electronics**
  • Cooking oil
  • Shoes (paired, no high heels)


  • Brush and branches
  • Grass clippings
  • Garden debris
  • Leaves
  • Logs



  • Garbage
  • Old furniture
  • Construction or remodeling debris*

*Certain restrictions and fees apply to construction and demolition related items.

**Maximum 3 TVs

Household Hazardous Waste is collected at the Lincoln Avenue Center, Thursday - Saturday. This is a program operated through the Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD). Additional HHW collection sites are also available.


This service is only available to City of Milwaukee residents. An vehicle occupant must present a valid ID that shows residency within City limits or a property tax or utility bill to a Solid Waste Fee paying household within the City limits where the name on the bill matches the name on the ID.

NO CONTRACTORS OR INDIVIDUALS PERFORMING COMMERCIAL SERVICES ARE ALLOWED! Certain vehicles will not be allowed access to the Drop Off Centers. These include, but are not limited to vehicles with:

  • any type of business or commercial name, logo, or contact information
  • ladders or side-walls
  • dual rear-axles
  • flatbed, utility, dump, or semi trucks
  • non-verifiable contents
  • loads that are not safely contained or secured or large trailers which cannot maneuver easily throughout the yard
  • box trucks where the load cannot be fully inspected

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