Drop-Off Center

News and Notes

  1. Beginning July 15th, 2021, Sentry Dr. will become a one-way street for the duration of the current road-construction project.  Residents coming to the Drop-Off Center will have to come from the north (College Ave. or Phillip Ave.).  See this map for a visual graphic of the traffic pattern - SENTRY DR. MAP - ONE-WAY DURING CONSTRUCTION
  2. FEES HAVE ADJUSTED at the Drop-Off Center beginning January 1st, 2021.  For more information, scroll down or see the Drop-Off Center Information Sheet (PDF) for details.
  3. Please see document outlining current policies for the Drop-Off Center in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic: Drop-Off Center COVID-19 Policies
  4. The Waukesha County HAZARDOUS WASTE program will next be in the City of Waukesha the second and fourth Saturdays of October and the 2nd Saturday of November from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. After the 2nd Saturday of November, they will not be back in the city of Waukesha until the 2nd Saturday of February.  Call 262-896-8300 or visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/hazardouswaste for more information and to learn about new COVID-19 related policies.
  5. The Drop-Off Center will be open Mondays for Leaves Only from City of Waukesha residents from October 25th to November 22nd from 1-6 p.m.

Reducing Waste

Despite the incredible circumstances in our community, country and worldwide, it is still within our control to minimize the amount of extra waste generated and discarded. Extra garbage does not have to be automatic even in the current circumstances.

Indeed it is still possible - and perhaps more important than ever - to practice good waste habits and not generate unnecessary waste. Waste comes with a high cost - both financially and environmentally for all of us.

We can still Reduce, Reuse, Recycle in these times (in that order). Waste reduction has always been a matter of mindfulness and intentional action to consume and discard of materials sustainably.

This is important for our community. Thank you for being mindful of your unnecessary extra waste at this time (and always).

Welcome to the Drop-Off Center...don't call it "the dump"

This center is for City of Waukesha residents, not all of Waukesha County, except for some recyclable items.

Items Accepted

We do not take everything at the Drop-Off Center. There are 3 categories of items accepted:

  • Recyclables
  • Yard materials
  • Landfill trash from City of Waukesha home projects (no weekly garbage!)

Drop-Off Center Information Sheet UPDATED JANUARY 2021 (PDF)

Residency Rules

  • The center is for City of Waukesha residents (not the "county dump").
  • Only City of Waukesha residents may dispose of yard material or accepted landfill trash materials (and these materials must come from within the City of Waukesha).
  • Any Waukesha County resident may dispose of recyclables at the site (cardboard, paper, bottles, cans, scrap metal, used oil/antifreeze, cooking oil).


Drop-Off Center Information Sheet UPDATED JANUARY 2021 (PDF)

FEES HAVE CHANGED beginning January 1st, 2021. The prices of landfill trash disposal have increased. And, there are new levels of pricing, ranging from smaller vehicles to large double-loads. Also, there is no longer a senior discount for trash materials - all residents - of all ages - with landfill trash material pay the same prices. (Prices for Yard materials and Recyclable materials have not changed.)

Accepted Payment Options

  • Cash and Check are the only forms of payment accepted.
  • Exact payment is strongly encouraged and appreciated.

Household Hazardous Waste Information (Waukesha County Program)

Call 262-896-8300 for more information about Hazardous Waste.

The Hazardous Waste drop-off is a County program, not a city program. This is different than the normal Drop-Off Center.

The city hosts the county program for Hazardous Waste typically twice a month. Veolia Environmental Services comes into the City of Waukesha to do the collection.

The location of this collection is NEXT to the normal Drop-Off Center - it is a different entrance. They set up in the garage in the back of the old incinerator. Residents should NOT enter the normal Drop-Off Center to access hazardous waste. There is a separate entrance about 100 yards south at the old incinerator building.

Any city or county resident may bring household hazardous waste materials to this collection at no cost. Examples of household hazardous waste include: chemicals, oil based paint, oil based stain, fluorescent bulbs, lawn fertilizers, pesticides and more.

For information regarding the schedule, the complete list of items accepted, and general questions, please click here for the Waukesha County Household Hazardous Waste website Or, call 262-896-8300.