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DPW Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Truckload Sales

Each spring or summer since 2012, DPW has held one-day compost bin and rain barrel truckload sales to encourage residents toreduce waste, save money and learn more about composting.  Compost bins and rain barrels were offered for sale at significant savings from regular retail prices.  During these three events, more than 1,200 visitors purchased over 1,000 compost bins and 800 rain barrels.  Check back for details on the upcoming 2015 truckload sale!  Don't want to wait?  Check out the information listed below.  Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful has ongoing compost bin and rain barrel sales.

Order Compost Bins and Rain Barrels from Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful

Compost Bin Order Form

More composting information and tips



Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Rain Barrel Sales

Many local retailers also distribute MMSD rain barrels.  Check out MMSD's WEBSITE for more information on pricing and locations.


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