The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works annual Project Clean & Green (PCG) will run from May 6 to June 24, 2019 with all residents assigned to one of seven “zones.” Normally, residents are charged $50 – $150 for all bulky item pick-up requests larger than one (1) cubic yard (about the size of an easy chair). However, on a resident’s PCG collection day, DPW crews will pick up unwanted household items at no charge. PCG consists of three-steps: find your zone, clean it up and set it out.
The 3rd Aldermanic District is located almost entirely in PCG Zone 4 (May 28 to June 3). Please see the attached map for details.
Find Your Zone
Residents can go to milwaukee.gov/CleanandGreen to find their specific PCG collection date (which will be their regular garbage collection day during their designated Project Clean & Green zone week).
Clean It Up
Gather acceptable materials from your home, garage and yard. Acceptable items include broken furniture, mattresses, unusable household items, tires, grass clippings, tree trimmings and mixed yard waste. This is the only time the City collects tires and yard waste other than the fall leaf collection and the April – November seasonal brush collection.
Set It Out
By 7 AM on their PCG pickup day, residents should place their unwanted items, up to two (2) cubic yards of tree trimmings and leaves, yard and garden waste, and up to five (5) tires at their regular garbage collection point – either the curb or alley line. Yard waste and tires are each handled separately from general household debris and must be separated. In most cases, everything will be picked up on garbage collection day, but allow through the following business day for all items to be collected by crews.
Residents can use brown paper yard waste bags available at area stores for their yard waste, or they can place it in piles at their collection point. However, grass clippings must be placed in a brown paper yard waste bag – do not place loose grass clippings in a pile or in your garbage/recycling carts for pick-up. DPW advises letting grass clippings lay on your lawn.
For curb pick-up, please ensure that all items, including brush and leaves, are kept out of the street and instead placed along the area between the sidewalk and curb, on the lawn edge if there is no sidewalk, or at the end of the driveway. For alley collection, place items at the alley line.
During PCG, DPW will not pick up appliances, TVs and other electronics (such as computers, printers, scanners, tablets, etc.), construction debris, paint and paint thinner, motor oil, and other hazardous waste. We encourage making use of DPW Drop Off Centers or MMSD to properly dispose of those items.
For more information on Project Clean and Green, go to milwaukee.gov/CleanandGreen or call 286-CITY (2489).Did you like this story? Subscribe to NNS today.