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Household Hazardous Waste closed in December and January

The Veolia Household Hazardous Waste garage (located in the back of the old incinerator) will be closed during the months of December and January.  It will be open on Saturday, November 22nd and again in February.

Waukesha residents are allowed to take household hazardous waste materials to the Menonmonee Falls site, located at W124 N9451 Boundary Rd.  That site is open Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon. (Closed Saturday, November 29, 2014 in observance of the holiday.)

Thanksgiving Holiday

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday (Thursday, 11/27) garbage and recycling services will be delayed one day at the end of this week.  There will be no pickup on Thursday.  Instead, Thursday routes will be picked up on Friday and Friday routes will be picked up on Saturday.

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.