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Garbage & Recycling Collection Schedules

New garbage and recycling schedules are now in effect beginning Monday, April 6, 2015 through March 31, 2016.  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 and furlough day.

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 past 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 check the online schedule to look up your next recycling and garbage collection dates beginning April 7. Thanks for recycling! Together we are helping to keep Milwaukee Clean & Green.

Look up your next Garbage & Recycling Collection Scheduled pickup dates by address.

Weekend Cleanup Box Program:
Runs April 16 to July 23.

Project Clean & Green:
This citywide spring clean-up program starts April 11 and ends May 27, 2016.  This is your opportunity to throw out excess trash and debris at no extra cost.  Click here to find out your Clean & Green date.

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

  • November 26 & 27 - Thanksgiving
  • December 24 & 25 - Christmas
  • December 31 & January 1 - New Years
  • January 18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • March 25 - Good Friday
  • May 30 - Memorial Day
  • July 4 - Independence Day
  • September 5 - Labor Day
  • November 24 & November 25 - Thanksgiving
  • December 23 & December 26 - Christmas

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