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DROP-OFF CENTER NOT ACCEPTING ELECTRONICS

The Drop-Off Center on Sentry Dr. has STOPPED accepting electronics effective immediately for all residents. Residents may want to try to bring electronics to Goodwill, Best Buy, the Waukesha Recycling Company, or Recycle Technologies - call ahead to those stores for more information. 

Also, the City of Muskego will be holding an electronics recycling event on May 2nd. Waukesha residents may take their electronics to this event. Click here for flyer.

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.  In 2015, the city began a new contract for this service with Advanced Disposal, including the implementation of automated pickup service for most of the city.  Residents have pick up Monday through Friday, depending on their location in the city.

Garbage must be set out by 6:30 a.m. on pickup day, but no earlier than 12 noon the day before (5 p.m. in downtown area).  Most residents have provided garbage carts they must use for set out.  For those without the provided carts, 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. In 2015, the city began a new contract for this service with Advanced Disposal, including the implementation of automated pickup service for most of the city.

Most residents have provided recycling carts they must use for set out.  For those without the provided carts, residents should use blue bins that are marked as recycling.  All recyclables can be placed loose in the cart or bin.

Statistics

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.