Recycling Collection Service
Since 1990, Wisconsin’s recycling law requires that all residents and businesses recycle to avoid materials being disposed of in a landfill. The City of Wauwatosa provided curbside collection in order to promote recycling and increase compliance with State law.
Please view the City's new Interactive Refuse and Recycling Collection Map in order to download your personalized collection schedule. As we begin implementation of this new feature please feel free to provide us with feedback.
Here's How It Works
City residents place everything together loose in the black recycling cart, including mixed paper, newspapers, magazines, cut up cardboard, junk mail, and other recyclable papers along with commingled items; metal food/beverage cans, all plastic bottles and tubs, and glass bottles.
To ensure that recyclables are picked up, the recycling cart must be placed at the curb or alley at least 3 feet from any object (tree, car, or other cart) with 14 feet of overhead clearance by 7:00 am on your recycling collection day. After the recyclables are collected by City Employees they are brought to a facility to be processed for reuse.
Follow the link to find what is and what is not to be placed in your recycling cart. Recycle Right
As a reminder, don't recycle it until it's clean!
For more information, or if your cart is in need of repair, please contact the Department of Public Works Operations Division at (414) 471-8422. | Email