Certain items are never picked up at the curb, either as special or regular collections. These items include:
|Item||Curb Pick-Up||Drop-Off Center||Alternate (Also see Resources & Publications Page)|
|Computers||No||Yes - Fee Based||Goodwill Industries - Wauwatosa Facility, 12121 W. Feerick St.|
|Grass Clippings||No||No||Leave on yard or visit WI DNR|
|Gas or Propane Tanks||No||No||www.bluerhino.com|
|Pesticides, Herbicides, Solvents, or Chemicals||No||No||MMSD or Wisconsin DNR|
|Hazardous Household Waste||No||No||MMSD or Wisconsin DNR|
|Vehicle Batteries||No||No||Return to retailers|
|Tires||No||Yes - Fee Based||Return to retailers|
Latex, Oil, or Lead Paints
Latex paint must be completely used up or dried out. The empty or dry cans can be collected with regular garbage. Latex, oil, or lead paints, as well as other household hazardous wastes, can be taken to the free disposal facility or mobile collection sites. View more information about household hazardous waste.
Disposing of Medical or Pharmaceutical Waste, Syringes, or Sharps
Learn more about how properly dispose of medication and needles.
Disposing of Prescription Medications
- We have a permanent medical collection site located at the Police Department. For more information see their medical collection website.
- You can find other collection sites and information through Milwaukee County by visiting Take Back Your Meds Milwaukee.
- Wisconsin DNR Sharps Collection Information
Tires can be taken to the Drop-Off Center for $5 each, and used motor oil can be dropped off there for free. Car or truck batteries should be taken back to retailers or to private scrap dealers.
Don't know where to recycle it? Check out these resources:
For more information, please email the Department of Public Works Operations Division or call (414) 471-8422.
Learn how to properly dispose, recycle, or compost various items.