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Garbage & Recycling Carts

Is Your Garbage or Recycling Cart Lost or Broken?

Do you need an additional Garbage or Recycling Cart?

Recycle Your Extra Carts

  • Waste Reduction works! More and more people find they no longer need two or more garbage carts because they're doing an effective job of recycling and generating less garbage. If you have an extra cart, please call (414) 286-CITY (2489) or fill out an online service request, and we'll collect it.



  • Clear snow off your carts
  • Maintain a clear path - wide enough to manuever carts through
  • Fire hydrants near your property should always be accessible 



Operations Division

Preston Cole 
Director of Operations 

Zeidler Muncipal Building 
841 N. Broadway 
Room 501
Milwaukee, WI 53202

(414) 286-2489


Extra Cart Fee - Households with more than one garbage cart will incur a $15 per quarter charge for each additional garbage cart.  To avoid this charge, contact the Call Center at 286-CITY (2489) to request the City remove the extra garbage carts from your property. There is no extra charge for more than one recycling cart.

Construction Related Material Charge - There is a charge for all City residents bringing construction related material into the self help stations. This includes roofing material, brick, stones, concrete, lumber, drywall, paneling and other construction material.  The charge is $20 for up to 8 cubic yards, and $40 for 8-16 cubic yards.  (16 cubic yard maximum.)  No contractor vehicles allowed.

Bulky Changes - City crews will only pick up one (1) cubic yard of extra material placed out for pickup on your designated collection day. This is about the size of an easy chair.  Call 286-CITY (2489) to request pickup of larger piles for a fee. See the self help page for more information.