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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


2013 DPW Annual Residential Recycling Report

Did you know:  From 2009 to 2013, recycling pounds per Milwaukee household increased by 19.6%, continuing a string of annual increases in tons of recyclables recovered!

Also in 2013, the City of Milwaukee and Waukesha County signed an intergovernmental agreement to seek proposals for a Regional Recycling System for the Processing and Marketing of Single Stream Recyclables.  The process resulted in signing a second intergovernmental agreement as well as a contract with a company called ReCommunity to jointly process Single-Sort recyclables for the City and County utilizing new, state of the art recycling equipment in the City’s existing building in the Menomonee Valley.  The facility is expected to be operational by spring of 2015.

 Read about these highlights and much more in the 2013 DPW Annual Residential Recycling Report.