Bookmark and Share

 Apartment Building Recycling

Recycling has many benefits for our environment, our economy, and our communities. State law and City ordinance require the implementation of recycling programs at all types of residential and non-residential properties. While the City of Milwaukee provides recycling service to single-family through four-unit buildings through a curbside collection program, owners of residences containing five or more apartments must obtain recycling service from a private hauler. The information below is provided to assist tenants, managers, and owners with the setup and improvement of a recycling program.

Questions frequently asked by tenants


Questions frequently asked by property owners or building managers




"Outstanding Achievement in Education"

City of Milwaukee DPW receives Award from Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin

"2011 DPW Annual Residential Recycling Report"

2011 brought exciting changes to the recycling program, making it easier than ever to recycle more!  DPW rolled out its new Single-Sort recycling program and introduced the new materials accepted.  New recycling collection programs were implemented at City Self-Help Centers, allowing for greater landfill diversion.  All of these changes plus the continuation of improved collection schedules and a strong education campaign have contributed to a great year in recycling for Milwaukee!  For more details, view the 2011 DPW Annual Residential Recycling Report".  

Operations Division
Room 501
Zeidler Municipal Building
841 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Preston Cole
Director of Operations