The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) announces a pilot spring yard waste collection as part of its annual Project Clean & Green program. Yard waste will be collected beginning with Zone 2 on April 18, 2016.
Project Clean & Green (PCG) is a citywide program designed to foster neighborhood pride through coordinated pick up of excess household debris, street and alley sweeping, nuisance inspections, graffiti removal, and other neighborhood beautification activities sponsored by community organizations.
How it works: The City of Milwaukee has been segmented into seven (7) PCG collection zones. Residents within an assigned zone can place their unwanted furniture, mattresses, household items, up to two (2) cubic yards of tree trimmings, and up to five (5) tires at their regular garbage collection point – either the curb or alley line – on their regular garbage collection day during their designated Project Clean & Green week. UPDATE: Yard and garden waste, twigs, and leaves should be placed at the curb for collection. DPW crews will pick up excess, unwanted household items at no charge to the resident. Normally, residents would be charged $50 to $150 for all bulky item pick-up requests larger than one (1) cubic yard (about the size of an easy chair), and will be charged those amounts after their PCG week passes.
Residents can go to milwaukee.gov/services/garbage_day to find their specific PCG collection date. What DPW will not pick up during Project Clean & Green:
- TVs and other electronics, such as computers, printers, scanners, tablets, etc.
- Construction debris
- Paint and paint thinner, motor oil, and other hazardous waste
- Grass, yard waste, and more than two (2) cubic yards of tree trimmings – Yes we will!
These items can be taken to either of two City Self-Help Center sites for proper disposal. For a list of accepted items, go to the DPW Self Help Center web page. This site also includes Self Help Center location and hours of operation information.
If residents miss their PCG pick-up date, please use the Self-Help Centers to dispose of your items.
If a neighborhood organization wants to schedule a group clean-up, please contact Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful at www.kgmb.org or 414.272.5462 for clean-up bags, gloves, or to borrow a limited number of clean-up tools, such as rakes, shovels, and brooms.
For more information on Project Clean and Green, go to milwaukee.gov/mpw or call 286-CITY (2489).Did you like this story? Subscribe to NNS today.