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Garbage & Recycling Collection Schedules

Garbage and recycling schedules are now in effect beginning Monday, April 4, 2016 through March 31, 2017.  Residents must roll their garbage and recycling carts to the curb by 7:00 a.m. on the designated collection day.  Sanitation crews will not collect the carts from their storage areas.  Please note your day of garbage collection will change after each city holiday.

Guaranteed Summer Recycling Schedules – Citywide!

From mid-April  to Thanksgiving, residents will receive recycling pickup on guaranteed dates.  Most households serviced with carts will receive collection every three weeks. Residents serviced with bins will continue to receive once per week collection.

Guaranteed recycling schedule program:

  • Carts must be rolled to collection points on designated pickup dates
  • Carts picked up more frequently than once-per-month program
  • More frequent collection will increase recycling capacity to accommodate those extra recyclables that used to pile up between pickups
  • Increased recycling means that we are sending less to landfills, which saves the City money and helps to lower fees and taxes for everyone

How will I know when my collection dates are?

Look for collection schedules which will be placed on your recycling cart in the spring, or enter your address below to look up your next recycling and garbage collection dates.

Thanks for recycling! Together we are helping to keep Milwaukee Clean & Green.

For information on your scheduled garbage and recycling collection dates, enter your address below.

Residents can place up to one cubic yard (about the size of an easy chair) of excess debris out to be collected along with their garbage carts.  Items larger than one cubic yard can be scheduled for pickup for a fee.

Weekend Cleanup Box Program

Runs April 22 to July 29 2017

Project Clean and Green

Runs April 17- June 5, 2017

There is NO garbage or recycling collection on the following City Holidays:

  • December 30 & January 2 - New Years
  • January 16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • April 14 - Good Friday
  • May 29 - Memorial Day
  • July 4 - Independence Day
  • September 4 - Labor Day
  • November 23 & November 24 - Thanksgiving
  • December 22 & December 25 - Christmas

Call (414) 286-CITY (2489) for more information.