Sanitation Services

Sanitation Services is responsible for the collection and disposal of residential solid waste for approximately 190,000 households in the City of Milwaukee. Residents are assigned a designated date for their garbage and recycling collections.  These dates are updated periodically throughout the year to accommodate City holidays and furlough days.

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 snow and ice control, fall leaf collection, and street and alley cleaning. In the spring of the year, the section operates Project Clean & Green, a program that encourages neighborhoods to get rid of household clutter and “green up” their communities. 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 286-CITY (2489)

 

Highlights

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