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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


Congratulations City of Milwaukee residents!  For the fifth straight year, our recycling totals continue to increase, thanks to your strong participation in DPW’s curbside/alley collection program.  Household recycling weights have increased 20% over this five-year period.


Beginning in May 2014, the City of Milwaukee partnered with Waukesha County communities to renovate and repair a recycling facility capable of sorting, baling and shipping 60,000 tons of plastics, glass, paper and cans each year. The facility, located in the Menomonee Valley,  is now a state-of-the-art single-stream Materials Recovery Facility (MRF).


Read about these highlights and more in the 2014 Annual Residential Recycling Report.