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Project Clean and Green

PROJECT CLEAN & GREEN is a city-wide program designed to foster neighborhood pride and ownership through coordinated clean up. Collection crews will target one zone each week from April 15-May 24, 2024 and collect up to six (6) cubic yards per property of unwanted furniture, mattresses or household items, and garden/yard debris in paper yard waste bags.

How it Works

By 7 AM of your assigned Project Clean and Green day, residents should place their unwanted items at their regular garbage collection point – either the curb or alley line. In most cases, everything will be picked up on garbage collection day, but allow through the following business day for all items to be collected.

Residents must use brown paper yard waste bags available at area stores for their garden/yard waste. This is the only collection of the year for yard waste bags. 

For curb pick-up, please ensure that all items are kept out of the street and instead placed along the area between the sidewalk and curb, on the lawn edge if there is no sidewalk, or at the end of the driveway. For alley collection, place items at the alley line.

Please note: This program is only available for 1-4 dwelling unit residences serviced by the City of Milwaukee. DPW Sanitation does not collect from apartment complexes (5 or more units) or businesses.


Project Clean and Green Steps Picture. Find Your Zone, Clean It Up, and Set it Out

Items Not Accepted

DPW will not pick up appliances, tires, TVs and other electronics (such as computers, printers, scanners, tablets, etc.), construction debris, paint and paint thinner, motor oil, and other hazardous waste. We encourage making use of DPW Drop Off Centers or MMSD to properly dispose of those items.


Project Clean and Green Zone Map - 2024 service is on your regular garbage collection day of the week shown for your zone.

2024 Clean and Green Zone Map

Look up your garbage and recycling collection schedule and Project Clean and Green day. You may need to scroll down to see your Clean and Green day.

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