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Private Recycling Locations

Below are places to drop off recyclables besides the two City of Milwaukee Self-Help Centers.

Private Facilities:
A-1 Recycling
2101 W. Morgan Ave.
Milwaukee, WI, 53221
Phone: (414) 281-8900
Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Accepted Items: Call to verify
Bandos Recycling
1132 S. Barclay St.
Milwaukee, WI, 53204
Phone: (414) 383-1411
Hours: Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Accepted Items:
  • Paper/Cardboard (Different types of papers such as cardboard boxes, newspapers, magazines, office paper etc. must be sorted.)
  • Aluminum/Steel cans
  • No glass or plastic will be accepted


"Outstanding Achievement in Education"

City of Milwaukee DPW receives Award from Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin

"2011 DPW Annual Residential Recycling Report"

2011 brought exciting changes to the recycling program, making it easier than ever to recycle more!  DPW rolled out its new Single-Sort recycling program and introduced the new materials accepted.  New recycling collection programs were implemented at City Self-Help Centers, allowing for greater landfill diversion.  All of these changes plus the continuation of improved collection schedules and a strong education campaign have contributed to a great year in recycling for Milwaukee!  For more details, view the 2011 DPW Annual Residential Recycling Report".  

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

Preston Cole
Director of Operations