Elderly & Disabled Assistance
Garbage & Recycling Carts
A senior citizen who is not physically able to roll the cart to the curb and back and has no other able-bodied person in the household to do this will be given a Senior Citizen Hardship designation. A Sanitation employee will retrieve the cart from its storage area, empty it, and return it to the storage area.
A person who is not a senior citizen, not physically able to roll the garbage cart to the curb, and back and has no other able-bodied person in the household to do this will be given a Disability Hardship designation with medical documentation.
For information on these services, call (414) 286-CITY (2489), email Sanitation@milwaukee.gov, or print and complete this form.
Winter Sidewalk Clearing
Milwaukee homeowners who are senior citizens or who are physically unable to remove snow from the sidewalk in front of their home’s public sidewalk, and who have no able body person living at their address, can apply for City of Milwaukee Hardship Sidewalk Snow Removal Program. The Department of Public Works will only provide sidewalk snow removal service to homeowners who have applied, and been approved for the program.
Approved residents are eligible to have a Project Andrew youth shovel their public sidewalk free of cost if a youth participant lives within a five block radius of their house.
Approved residents who do not have a Project Andrew youth within a five block radius of their house will have snow removed from their public sidewalk by City of Milwaukee contractors with mechanical equipment after events of 4” or more of snow at a cost of $30 per sidewalk plowing.
To apply for this service, print and complete this form.
What is Project Andrew
Milwaukee Community Service Corps is looking for young people between the ages of 15 - 20 who would like to help out in their neighborhood by shoveling snow for Milwaukee residents who are physically unable to shovel their public sidewalk.
Shoveling will be paid and will only be done during non-school hours and will be supervised by Milwaukee Community Service Corps staff.
Young people will be assigned to shovel an approved sidewalk section within approximately a five block radius of their house.
If you want to apply to be part of the Project Andrew snow shoveling team, contact Milwaukee Community Service Corps at:
Milwaukee Community Service Corps
1441 N 7th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Or email at:
The application for the Milwaukee Community Service Corps can be found here.