Department of Public Works employees collect trash from 1, 2, and 3 family residences on a weekly basis as illustrated on the map (PDF).
Carts must be placed at the curb or alley by 7 a.m. on collection day. Residents with alley access should place the cart adjacent to the alley at alley grade while residents with street access should place the cart on the parkway between the sidewalk and the curb adjacent to the driveway with the lid opening toward the street for rapid service.
Please note that all refuse must be placed inside the cart for collection. No bags or items outside the cart can be collected.
Garbage carts are owned and maintained by the Village, but residents are asked to keep the carts clean. In the winter, the kart should be placed in an area that has been shoveled and cleared of snow. For the safety of our crew, Carts placed on top of or frozen into snow banks cannot be collected.
Please note that the carts have a 200-pound weight limit. For especially large or heavy items, please arrange for a special collection by calling the Department of Public Works at 414-847-2650.
All garbage must be thoroughly drained and well wrapped or bagged before being placed into carts. Please do not place hot coals or unbagged grill or fireplace ashes in carts. Carts cannot be collected if they contain recyclables, electronic items or yard waste, as these materials have been banned from landfills.