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Garbage & Recycling Collection Schedules

Look up your next Garbage & Recycling collection pick-up dates by address
Garbage and Recycling Collection:

New schedules will be in effect April 7, 2014 through March 31, 2015. How will I know when my collection dates are?  Look for collection schedules which will be placed on your carts this spring, or check the online schedule to look up your next recycling and garbage collection dates. Thanks for recycling! Together we are helping to keep Milwaukee Clean & Green.

Weekend Cleanup Box Program:

Saturday, April 19 through Saturday, July 26, 2014

Project Clean & Green:

April 14 through June 4, 2014.  Click here to find out your Clean & Green date.


There is NO garbage or recycling collection on the following City holidays and furlough days:

  • Good Friday: April 18
  • Memorial Day & Furlough Day: May 23 & 26
  • Independence Day & Furlough Day: July 3 & 4
  • Labor Day & Furlough Day:  August 329 and September 1
  • Thanksgiving:  November 27 & 28
  • Christmas Eve & Day:  December 24 & 25
  • New Year's Eve & Day:  December 31, 2014 & January 1, 2015
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: January 19, 2015



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