COVID-19 Service Impacts
Drop-Off Centers are open. Fees are suspended to minimize person-to-person contact and to assist the community who may be financially impacted by COVID-19. Confirm hours of operation. Face Masks are Required at the Drop Off Centers.
Sanitation 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. Collection dates shift thoughout the year to accommodate City holidays.
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 10% 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.