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City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works Calls for a Full-Scale Plowing Operation

Most garbage and recycling collections suspended until Saturday, January 10

By - Jan 9th, 2015 05:09 pm

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) has called for a full-scale plowing operation for Friday, January 9, 2015.

What this means:

  • 250 salt trucks and plows on City streets
  • Plows have been mounted to City garbage trucks to help with snow removal
  • Most garbage and recycling collections have been suspended for today, except for automated routes
  • Sanitation crews will work on Saturday, January 10 to make up for suspended collections today
  • If carts are at the curb already, residents can leave them there for pick-up tomorrow
  • Residents are reminded to shovel out their carts – at curb and alley pick-up locations – to help ensure that there are no disruptions with garbage and recycling collection service delivery. Christmas trees should be placed at your curb or alley collection point for pick-up. Residents can also recycle their old trees by taking them to a City Self-Help Center.

City residents are encouraged to check online for their next scheduled garbage and recycling pick-ups at In addition, residents can call 414.286-CITY (-2489) for collection information.

Go to for more information on all DPW services, including the Self-Help Centers.

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