If you’ve just moved to Milwaukee, WI, it’s important to know the garbage pickup schedule and rules. Luckily, we’re here to bring you up to speed. Here’s a quick rundown on how and when to have put your trash out week after week.
CITIBIN does NOT provide trash pickup services. We do offer high quality, durable, and visually appealing trash enclosures to keep your trash hidden and secure.
The city of Milwaukee makes it easy to know what day you should put out your trash. Simply enter your address into their online form, and your pickup day will be revealed in a matter of moments. Once you’re aware of your pickup day, make a note of it and plan to have your trash out each morning on that day of the week (other than holidays, noted below).
As long as you understand the basic rules and schedule that govern Milwaukee, WI garbage pickups, you should have no trouble making sure your trash is hauled away each week. For help managing your trash on the days between pickups, consider ordering a CITIBIN. Our trash enclosures are both attractive and durable, giving you the perfect spot to place garbage out of sight during the week. Our enclosures can also help keep rats and raccoons out of your garbage.
CITIBIN Trash Enclosure
If you’re moving to Milwaukee, WI from another big city, you’ll be happy to know that the put-out rules aren’t very different from what you’re used to. As long as you obey the few rules below, you should be in good shape:
As long as you put your trash cart out in a timely manner, place it in the right spot, and put it away again that evening, you should be good to go. You can view the full list of Milwaukee trash put out rules here.
A number of days throughout the year are recognized as holidays with regard to garbage collection. Residents of Milwaukee should not expect garbage pickup on the following days.
As you settle into life in Milwaukee, you’ll find that your garbage collection will be extremely reliable. However, it’s possible that an occasional pickup will be missed, so it’s helpful to know how to proceed when this occurs. All you need to do is fill out an online form on the city of Milwaukee’s website, providing as much information as possible to help them rectify the missed collection.
Most items you throw away will be harmless and can safely be placed in your garbage cart without a second thought. However, from time to time, you may find yourself needing to discard something that should not be placed within your regular trash can. Such an item may be too large to fit in the bin, or it may be dangerous/hazardous in some way.
The following items have unique discard requirements in Milwaukee:
Read more on special collections here.