Garbage Removal and Recycling

Garbage Removal and Recycling

Garbage Collection – You can view your next scheduled garbage collection day by entering in your current address at the following website:

Milwaukee’s Recycling Program
Visit the Milwaukee Recycles website at for more ideas on how to dispose of waste and help keep Milwaukee clean!

Curbside Garbage Collection – To save costs during the non-winter months, residents with street collection (no alleys) are required to place their garbage carts at the curb by 7:00 A.M. the day of collection and return it to the storage area by 10:00 P.M. the same day. During the winter months this is not necessary. A designated date of collection is not possible during the winter months because collection crews are diverted for snow and ice control.

Alley Garbage Collection – Households with alleys are not required to move their carts because their carts are stored and emptied at the alley line. Garbage collection days may change each spring because collection routes are reconfigured. Sanitation crews attach garbage schedules to all residential garbage carts in early spring.

Pet Waste – Help keep our rivers and Lake Michigan clean. Please pick up after your pet. Pet waste left on the lawn or next to the sidewalk washes into the storm drains and directly into the rivers and Lake. Double-bag pet waste in plastic bags. Seal the bags and place them in the garbage cart.