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City of Milwaukee Announces 2013 Project Clean & Green Program Dates

Citywide clean-up effort runs April 15-June 4, 2013

By - Apr 11th, 2013 02:05 pm

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works’ annual Project Clean & Green program will run from April 15 through June 4, 2013.

Project Clean & Green (PCG) is a citywide program designed to foster neighborhood pride and ownership through coordinated clean-ups, street and alley sweeping, graffiti removal, and neighborhood beautification activities sponsored by community organizations.

How it works: The City of Milwaukee has been divided 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, up to five (5) tires, and extra recyclables at their regular garbage collection point – either the curb or alley line – on their regular collection day. 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 the program week passes.

Go to and type in your home address to find out when PCG is scheduled for your block/street/neighborhood.

What DPW will not pick up during Project Clean & Green:

  • Appliances
  • TVs and other electronics, such as computers, printers, scanners, tablets, etc.
  • Construction debris
  • Paint
  • Grass, yard waste, and more than two (2) cubic yards of tree trimmings.

These items can be taken to either of two City Self-Help Center sites for proper disposal. Go to for a list of accepted items, plus location and hours of operation information.

If a neighborhood organization wants to schedule a group clean-up, please contact Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful at 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 or call 286-CITY (2489).

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