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Garbage & Recycling Collection Schedules

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

Collection schedules are in effect April 6, 2015 through March 31, 2016.

How will I know what my collection dates are?  Use the collection schedules that were placed on your carts in Spring 2015, or check the online schedule to look up your next recycling and garbage collection dates. Collections suspended by severe winter weather will resume on the next scheduled work day.

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


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

  • New Year's Eve & Day:  December 31, 2014 & January 1, 2015
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: January 19, 2015
  • Good Friday:  April 3
  • Memorial Day: May 25
  • Independence Day: July 3
  • Labor Day: September 7
  • Thanksgiving:  November 26 & 27
  • Christmas Eve & Day:  December 24 & 25
  • New Year'd Eve & Day: December 31, 2015 & January 1, 2016



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