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Elderly & Disabled Assistance

Photo of Sanitation Worker emptying cart with hardship tapeGarbage & Recycling Carts

A senior citizen or person 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 Hardship designation. A Sanitation employee will retrieve the cart from its storage area, empty it, and return it to the storage area. 

Medical documentation for the applicant and all members of the household is required to recieve a hardship designation.

For information on these services, call (414) 286-CITY (2489), email




Garbage & Recycling Hardship Service Application

Solicitud para Servicio de Asistencia para la Basura y Reciclaje


Sidewalk Snow Assistance

The Snow Clearing Hardship application period for the 2021-2022 season has ended.

Please check back in September 2022 for options.


Visit Snow Resources for additional snow removal options.


For questions regarding the Snow Sidewalk Clearing Program email or call 414-286-3517. Staff are not available during or one day following a snow event. 




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