Drop Off Center Locations · South: 3879 W Lincoln Avenue · North: 6660 N Industrial Road (must enter Industrial Road from Mill Road)
Drop Off Centers
The City of Milwaukee operates Drop Off Centers where residents can safely dispose of and recycle various types of waste. These centers have evolved over the years to promote resource stewardship and landfill space preservation for the public benefit .
Drop Off Center Locations:
- South: 3879 W Lincoln Avenue
- North: 6660 N Industrial Road (enter Industrial Road from Mill Road) .
Hours of Operation:
The hours of operation for the Milwaukee Drop Off Centers vary depending on the season.
Summer Hours (April 16 – November 25, 2023):
- Open Tuesday through Sunday
- 7:00 A.M. through 3:00 P.M. .
Winter Hours (November 27, 2022 – April 15, 2023):
- Open Tuesday through Saturday
- 7:00 A.M. through 3:00 P.M. .
The Drop Off Centers are closed on City Holidays, including New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday (Open Saturday), Memorial Day, Juneteenth Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday), and Christmas (Eve and Day) .
To help offset the cost of processing materials brought to the Drop Off Centers, a fee schedule is in place. The fees are based on the volume of the load being brought in, measured in cubic yards. Normal recyclable materials and scrap metal are free of charge regardless of volume. The payment booth accepts cash, debit, and major credit cards .
Here is an approximate fee schedule based on load size:
- Less than 1 cubic yard/yd3 (Passenger Car): Free
- 1-3 yd3 (Pickup Truck): $20
- 3-6 yd3 (Small Trailer/Tall Truck): $30
- 6-10 yd3 (Large Trailer/Small Box Truck): $50
- 10-18 yd3 (Large Box Truck/Enclosed Trailer): $90
- Brush (Less than 6 yd3): Free or $20 depending on the load
- Televisions (Maximum of 3): $5 each
- Tires (Maximum of 5): Free .
Please note that load sizes are approximated by Drop Off Center staff to expedite entry, and the staff determines the load size, which is non-negotiable. Certain vehicles, such as box trucks over 16 feet in length, trailers over 16 feet in length, and flatbed, utility, dump, or semi-trucks, may not be allowed access to the Drop Off Centers .
The Drop Off Centers accept a wide range of recyclable and compostable materials. Some of the accepted items include antifreeze, appliances, asphalt shingles, car batteries, concrete, cooking oil, electronics (maximum of 3 TVs), large corrugated cardboard, motor oil and filters, recyclables normally accepted curbside, scrap metal, tires (maximum of 5 passenger tires), brush, branches, grass clippings, garden debris, leaves, and logs .
The Drop Off Centers are available to City of Milwaukee residents and property owners. Proof of residency or property ownership is required, such as a State or City-issued photo identification, property tax bill, or recent utility bill. Some vehicles, such as box trucks where the load cannot be fully inspected, may be denied access. Non-verifiable contents, unsafe or unsecured loads, and large trailers that cannot maneuver easily throughout the yard are also restricted .
For Recycling and Safe Disposal. City of Milwaukee residents can recycle or Winter Hours begin November 26, 2017. Tues—Sat 7 AM—3 PM; Closed Sundays and
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