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Project Clean & Green

PROJECT CLEAN & GREEN is a City-wide program designed to foster neighborhood pride and ownership through coordinated clean ups, street and alley sweeping, graffiti removal and neighborhood beautification activities sponsored by community organizations. Collection Crews will target one zone each week and collect extra items left at the collection point on the scheduled collection day.

Residents within the targeted zone can place unwanted furniture, mattresses, household items, up to 2 cubic yards of tree trimmings, up to 5 tires and extra recyclables at the collection point on their scheduled collection day. Crews will not collect appliances, TVs, electronics, construction debris, paint, grass, yard waste or more than 2 cubic yard of tree trimmings. These items can be taken to a City self help site for proper disposal. Household hazardous waste can be taken to 3879 W Lincoln Avenue on Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays from 7AM – 3PM.

If your neighborhood desires to schedule a group cleanup, you can contact Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful at or 272-5462 for cleanup bags, gloves or to borrow a limited number of clean up tools (rakes, shovels, brooms).

This is your opportunity to get rid of excess household debris at no cost. After your Clean & Green week, there will be a $50-$150 charge for all bulky pickup requests larger than 1 cubic yard (about the size of an easy chair). 

Project Clean & Green 2014 runs from April 15th through June 4th.  Click here for more information including dates and map.





"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".  

Self-Help Centers

DIY, Drop off Disposal City of Milwaukee residents have two convenient locations where they can recycle or safely dispose of a wide variety of items. The self-help centers are located at:

  • 6660 N Industrial Rd
  • 3879 W Lincoln Av

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

Preston Cole
Director of Operations