Recycling and Solid Waste

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    4th of July Garbage Pickup Schedule

    In observance of the 4th of July holiday, there will be no residential recycling or garbage pickup on Tuesday, July 4th. Click to see complete schedule. Read on...
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Basic Garbage and Recycling Service Information:

The City of Waukesha contracts residential recycling and solid waste services with Advanced Disposal.

General guidelines about garbage and recycling include:

  • Garbage is picked up weekly and recycling is picked up every-other-week.
  • During the holiday weeks of New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day, services will be bumped one day due to these holidays, if they fall on a week day.
  • Carts (or materials) must be set out by 6:30 a.m. on the day of service. and emptied carts or leftover materials must be removed from the curb the same night of service.
  • Where properties have provided carts, only materials within the carts will be taken. Please do not put bags or other random small items on the ground.
  • Bulky trash items - up to 3 items which literally do not fit in the cart if the cart was empty - for example, a mattress - will still be taken if set out next to the carts.  Extra bags and other small items are NOT considered bulky items. 
  • However - there is NO "bulky recycling" pickup for cardboard or other recyclables.  All recyclables must be in the cart.
  • All appliances and tires should be called in to Advanced Disposal customer service to alert them of the item being set out. Please call 262-367-6040.
  • There is no pickup of TVs or other electronics at any time.  All TVs and electronics must be turned in per state law to an electronics recycling company or organization.
Additional Information
Garbage and Recycling Regulations (PDF)
2017 Every-Other-Week Recycling Calendar with Map (PDF)
Disability/Hardship Walk-Up Service Form (PDF)
Garbage Service Day Map (PDF)
Detailed Recycling Route Map (PDF)