Sanitation Services is responsible for the collection and disposal of residential solid waste for approximately 190,000 households in the City of Milwaukee. Residents have a designated date for collection from spring to fall, during the winter months this not possible because collection crews are diverted for snow and ice control. Sanitation provides supervision for snow and ice control.
The City’s curbside recycling program serving residents of single family through four-unit households is operated by Sanitation. The current collection system uses two methods: 95 gallon carts that are collected monthly for about 85% of households, and 18-gallon bins that are collected weekly for about 15% of households.
Sanitation Services is also responsible for fall leaf collection and street and alley cleaning. In the spring of the year, the section operates Project Clean & Green which encourages neighborhoods to get rid of household clutter and “green up” their communities.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 286-CITY (2489)
To avoid this charge, contact the DPW 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 $15 for up to 8 cubic yards, and $30 for 8-16 cubic yards. (16 cubic yard maximum.) No contractor vehicles allowed.
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
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841 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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