City of
Milwaukee

841 N Broadway, Rm 620
Milwaukee Wi 53202

Phone: (414) 286-2334

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The City of Milwaukee now operates a Single-Sort recycling program. Residents may now recycle more materials and sorting is even easier: all recyclables may now be mixed together in recycling carts! LEARN MORE!

Milwaukee’s curbside recycling program serves residents of single family through four-unit households and utilizes two collection methods: 95-gallon carts for about 85% of households, and 18-gallon bins for about 15% of households.

Guaranteed Collection is Back!
From April through November, recycling
collection is provided on guaranteed dates
for all residents! Visit our website to
look up your schedule!

Electronics Recycling
Recycling Other Items and Drop-off Locations
Composting & Yard Waste
Household Hazardous Materials

What CAN be Recycled

  • Aseptic containers (soy/rice milk, soup, broth, etc.)
  • Clean Pizza Boxes
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Junk mail, home & office paper
  • Newspapers, magazines & catalogs
  • Paper cartons (milk, juice, etc.)
  • Paper egg cartons,  paper towel rolls, etc.
  • Paper/container board (cereal boxes, etc.)
  • Paperback books
  • Phone Books

What CANNOT be Recycled

  • Hard cover books
  • Paper contaminated by food or grease (paper plates, paper to-go containers, etc.)
  • Tissue paper
  • Waxed paper

What CAN be Recycled

  • Clamshell Containers #1
  • Containers #4
  • Containers #5
  • Plastic 5-gallon buckets
  • Plastic Bottles & Jars - must have a neck (PET #1)
  • Plastic Bottles & Jugs - must have a neck (HDPE #2)
  • Tubs and Lids (HDPE#2)

What CANNOT be Recycled

  • Containers #3
  • Containers #6
  • Containers #7
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic bottles that contained motor oil or antifreeze
  • Plastic toys
  • Plastic utensils, plates, etc.
  • Unmarked Plastics

What CAN be Recycled

  • Aluminum Cans
  • Aluminum pans/Foil
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Glass bottles and jars, all colors
  • Metal jar/can lids in flattened can
  • Steel/Tin Cans

What CANNOT be Recycled

  • Ceramics or china
  • Empty steel paint cans
  • Incandescent light bulbs
  • Window glass

What CAN be Recycled

For more information on recycling in this community, please visit the City of Milwaukee recycling website