The Operations Division includes programs and services for garbage, recycling, yard materials and leaves; maintenance of streets and alleys, sanitary and storm sewers; snow and ice and other emergencies.

The Operations Division oversees the Drop-off Center in the Public Works Yard. The Drop-off Center is available to all Wauwatosa residents for $5 per load. Residents can dispose of excess garbage, excess recycling, cardboard, metal, bare wood, motor oil, and excess yard materials.

Residents may pay with Cash, Check, or Credit Card (MasterCard, Visa & Discover accepted).

The Drop-off Center also has yard waste compost, wood chips, and firewood (when available) for residents.