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Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Many products in your home, garage and yard contain hazardous materials. Improper disposal of these products can cause fires, injuries to people and animals and groundwater contamination.

Keep your home safe by disposing of hazardous products properly.

Please do not put hazardous waste in the garbage or recycling container. Take products like pesticides, paint, solvents and other potentially harmful chemicals to these sites arranged by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District: 

City of Milwaukee
Self Help Center
3879 West Lincoln Avenue

Veolia Environmental Services
W124 N9451 Boundary Road (124th St)

Veolia Environmental Services
10518 South 124th Street

For accepted items, hours, maps, and a list of mobile collection sites, call (414) 225-2066 or visit MMSD's website.


Extra Cart Fee. Beginning January 1, 2014 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



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

Preston Cole
Director of Operations