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The Drop-Off Center on Sentry Dr. has STOPPED accepting electronics effective immediately for all residents.  Currently, residents may want to try to bring electronics for recycling at Goodwill or Best Buy - call ahead to those stores for more information.  We apologize about the inconvenience and check back for more information.

City Wide Brush Pickup 2015

The city wide brush pickup this year will take place the week of May 4th.  This pickup will be completed by city crews and they will pick up brush, branches, and sticks on your normal garbage service day (Monday through Friday).  Please place your brush on the ground, untied, and without any other materials mixed in on the terrace for pickup.

Garbage Service General Information

The City of Waukesha facilitates residential garbage and bulky trash item pick up.  The service is contracted to a private hauler.  Residents have pick up Monday through Friday, depending on their location in the city.

Garbage must be set out on the terrace near the street in neat piles no earlier than noon the day before pick up (5 p.m. in downtown area).  Bags or cans may be used; the weight of any given bag or can should not exceed 50 pounds.

Recycling Service General Information

The City of Waukesha is proud to participate in a strong recycling program.  Per state law and city ordinance, residents, schools, government buildings, public spaces and businesses alike must recycle.

The City facilitates the residential household recycling service, which is contracted to a private hauler.  Residents are to use blue bins to recycle their material.  All bottles/cans/cartons must be loose in the blue bin and all paper/cardboard must be bundled, most often in a brown paper grocery bag.


Residents are welcome to view the following links to historical statistics for garbage and recycling in the city of Waukesha.  In general, city tax dollars pay for basic collection of material and also by-the-pound for garbage.  Recycling generates revenue by-the-pound.  Tax dollars are saved with residents Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle more.