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Special Collection Services

We offer several types of special collections for your large items and/or waste materials for a fee. These items include:

  • Large piles of unbundled branches or brush
  • Major household appliances
  • Large / bulky items such as discarded furniture, household equipment, and excessive clean-outs which exceed size and weight limitations

Cost Estimate

A cost estimate and specific details regarding each type of special collection can be obtained by contacting us at (414) 471-8422.

To avoid or lessen these charges, you are encouraged to dispose of the above items at
the Drop-Off Center on Tuesday's and Saturdays.

Operational Rules
A special collection may be arranged by calling us at 414-471-8422.  We will provide an estimate and arrange for a pick-up.  

Appliance Special Pick-Ups
 
If you want to dispose of an appliance containing Freon Mercury Switches or PCB Capacitors, we can help. You have two options:
  • We will pick them up at your curb for a $50 fee ($25 for pick up and $25 for recycling processing) for the 1st appliance and a $30 pick up fee for each additional appliance picked up on the same trip. 
  • You may take each item to the Drop-Off Center for a $25 fee per item plus a $5 single use permit fee.

Sample Items
Air Conditioner Freezers  Microwave Ovens
Compactors Furnaces  Refrigerators
Dehumidifiers Garbage Disposals  Stoves / Ranges
Dishwashers  Heat Pumps  Washers 
Dryers  Mercury Vapor Lamps Water Heaters 
Fluorescent Light Fixtures Televisions  

Fee Example 1 Item
Dishwasher  Recycling Processing Fee

$25

  Pick-Up Fee 

$25

  Total 

$50


Fee Example 2 Items

Dishwasher

Recycling Processing Fee

$25

 

Pick-Up Fee

$25

Furnace

Recycling Processing Fee

$30

 

Pick-Up Fee

 

 

Total

$80


Fee Example 3 Items

Dishwasher

Recycling Processing Fee

$25

 

Pick-Up Fee

$25

Furnace

Recycling Processing Fee

$30

 

Pick-Up Fee

 

Water Heater

Recycling Processing Fee

$30

 

Pick-Up Fee

 

 

Total

$110



Garbage Special Pick-ups
We can collect many bulky items at the curb on your assigned collection day or you can bring them to the Drop-Off Center at no additional charge with a $5 single use permit. Do you have a bulky item? Call us at 414-471-8422 to arrange for collection. Fees apply:
  • Minimum $50 pick-up fee for the first item
  • $5 for each additional item 

Sample Items
Overstuffed Chair or Sofa  $50
Overstuffed Chair and Table (2 Items)  $55($50 + $5)
Table and up to 4 Kitchen Chairs (1 Set) $50
Mattress and/or Box Spring (1 Set)  $55
6 or More Extra Boxes/Bags $50
More Than 15 Extra Boxes/Bags  $65
Uncut Carpeting  $65/ minimum charge

Yard Waste Special Pick-ups 
We will collect yard waste curbside for a minimum $55 pick-up fee. You can take it to the Drop Off Center for a $5 single use permit fee. To set up a special yard waste pick up:
  • Call us at 414-471-8422 
  • We will review your request to make sure it complies with our program
  • You must sign a written approval form 
  • Material will then be collected within 10 days, typically on a Friday


Sample Items
Unbundled Brush and Branches from Private Property (no grass or leaves) $55 minimum charge
Storm Damage Brush, Branches from City trees Free After Receiving Approval From a Public Works Supervisor

Tires are only accepted at the Drop Off Center
Passenger Tires $5 each
Large Tires $10 each

Fees For Residential & Commercial Drop-offs
A $5 per load, per trip permit can be purchased at the Drop Off Center on Tuesday's & Saturday's 
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Contact
For more information, please contact the Department of Public Works Operations Division at
(414) 471-8422. | Email



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