Drop-Off Center

UPDATE 4/2/2020


The decision to be closed is consistent with the "SAFER AT HOME" state orders. The priority in our community is public safety -  that is, first and foremost slowing the spread of the virus.

Residents are encouraged STAY HOME except for essential errands and tasks. Anything for the Drop-Off Center CAN WAIT (not essential).

Help the cause.  Your actions affect others.  We are all in this together.  


*****A message about reducing waste during these challenging and stressful times*****

Despite the incredible circumstances in our community, country and worldwide, it is still within our control to minimize the amount of extra waste generated and discarded.  Extra garbage does not have to be automatic even in the current circumstances.

Indeed it is still possible - and perhaps more important than ever - to practice good waste habits and not generate unnecessary waste.  Waste comes with a high cost - both financially and environmentally for all of us.

We can still Reduce, Reuse, Recycle in these times (in that order).  Waste reduction has always been a matter of mindfulness and intentional action to consume and discard of materials sustainably.

This is important for our community.  Thank you for being mindful of your unnecessary extra waste at this time (and always).

Winter at the Center

Welcome to the Drop-Off Center...don't call it "the dump"!

This center is for City of Waukesha residents, not all of Waukesha County, except for some recyclable items.  See below.

Items Accepted*

We do not take everything at the Drop-Off Center.  There are 3 categories of items accepted:
  • Recyclables
  • Yard materials
  • Landfill trash from City of Waukesha home projects (no weekly garbage!)
Drop-Off Center Information Sheet (PDF)

Residency Rules

  • The center is for City of Waukesha residents (not the "county dump").
  • Only City of Waukesha residents may dispose of yard material or accepted landfill trash materials (and these materials must come from within the City of Waukesha).
  • Any Waukesha County resident may dispose of recyclables at the site (cardboard, paper, bottles, cans, scrap metal, used oil/antifreeze, cooking oil).


You can buy a 2020 Yard Materials Only Season Pass at the booth at the center or help 'keep the line moving' by pre-purchasing your season pass at the Engineering Office during normal business hours.  We are located at 130 Delafield St. and open weekdays 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (Closed for major holidays).

Household Hazardous Waste Information (Not a City Program)


The Hazardous Waste drop-off is a Waukesha County program, not a city program.  This is different than the normal Drop-Off Center.

The City of Waukesha hosts the drop-off typically twice a month (click link below to get schedule information).  The company Veolia Environmental Services comes into the City of Waukesha to do the collection.  The location of this collection is NEXT to the normal Drop-Off Center.  They set up in the garage in the back of the old incinerator.  Residents should NOT enter the normal Drop-Off Center to access hazardous waste.  There is a separate entrance about 100 yards south at the old incinerator building.

Any city or county resident may bring household hazardous waste materials to this collection at no cost.

Examples of household hazardous waste include: chemicals, oil based paint, oil based stain, fluorescent bulbs, lawn fertilizers, pesticides and more.

For information regarding the schedule, the complete list of items accepted, and general questions, please click here for the Waukesha County Household Hazardous Waste website.