Recycling and Solid Waste

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Basic City of Waukesha Garbage and Recycling Service Information

The City of Waukesha contracts residential recycling and solid waste services with Waste Management. General guidelines about garbage and recycling in the City of Waukesha include:

  • Garbage is picked up weekly and recycling is picked up every-other-week.
  • During the holiday weeks of New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day, services will be bumped one day later if the holiday falls on a week day. Service will always be normal the day before these holidays (there is normal pickup on the "eve" of the holidays).  And, service will be normal the week after the holiday if the holiday falls on a weekend.
  • Carts (or materials) must be set out by 6:30 a.m. on the day of service. and emptied carts or leftover materials must be removed from the curb the same night of service.
  • Where properties have provided carts for automated pickup, only materials within the carts will be taken. Please do not put bags or other random small items on the ground.
  • Bulky trash items - up to 3 items which literally do not fit in the cart if the cart was empty (for example, a mattress, a sofa, a chair) will be taken if set out next to the carts (See REGULATIONS below for more details on "how" to set out certain items).All bulky items should be called into Waste Management to schedule pickup (262-369-3080). Note: Extra bags and other small items are NOT considered bulky items. There is NO "bulky recycling" pickup for cardboard or other recyclables - all recyclables must be in the cart.
  • Appliances and tires (there is a limit) should be called in to Waste Management customer service to alert them of the item being set out. Please call 262-369-3080.
  • There is no pickup of TVs or other electronics at any time. All TVs and electronics must be turned in per state law to an electronics recycling company or organization. See flyer below for TVs and electronics recycling options.

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