City of Milwaukee residents have two convenient locations where they can recycle or safely dispose of a wide variety of residential refuse. To gain access into the Self-Help Center, at least one occupant must provide proof of City of Milwaukee residency(click here for acceptable forms of proof). The driver of the vehicle must also have a valid driver's license from within the United States. No contractors or commercial vehicles are allowed on the premises to dump (click here for a listing of prohibited vehicles). The Self-Help Centers are located at:
Items accepted at both locations:
* Self-Help Centers charge $15 per load for waste defined as "Construction Debris" certain restrictions apply (en Español)
Cash and Credit/Debit Cards are accepted (NO CHECKS)
In addition to the City's Self-Help Centers, private locations in the Milwaukee area may also accept unwanted items.
April 7 through November 23, 2013:
Tuesdays - Sundays:
7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Closed on the following City holidays and furlough days:
May 24 & 27
July 4 & 5
August 30 & September 2
November 28 & 29
To avoid this charge, contact the DPW 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 $15 for up to 8 cubic yards, and $30 for 8-16 cubic yards. (16 cubic yard maximum.) No contractor vehicles allowed.
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
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