Garbage & Recycling

PURCHASE GARBAGE OR RECYCLING CARTS

Garbage and/or recycling carts can be purchased online here.

CITY DUMP & DROP-OFF SITES

Trash and recyclables may also be dropped off at the City dump and drop-off sites. View hours and locations here.

Weekly garbage Collection

Weekly garbage collection is provided to one, two, and three-family residences in the City of West Allis. Garbage must be accessible to crews at an alley or curb location by 7 a.m. on the assigned day of collection.

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED WITH garbage COLLECTION

biweekly recycling collection

The City provides every other week recycling collection service for one to four-family residences. Recyclables should be placed at the curb or alley edge by 7 a.m. on the same day as your trash collection.

Find your pick-up week by looking up your address in our Property Search tool.

  • Type in your address and search for it first, and then select "Property Info" from the drop-down menu to see your garbage and recycling collection day.

ACCEPTED RECYCLING ITEMS

Please do not bag or contain the following items - place them directly in your City of West Allis recycling cart for pick-up.

Aluminum & Steel (Clean, Empty and Rinsed) 

  • Aerosol Cans 
  • Cans 
  • Clean Foil & Trays 

Cardboard

  • Cereal Boxes 
  • Food Boxes 
  • Shipping/Moving Boxes 
  • Paper Rolls 

Glass (Clean, Empty and Rinsed)

  • Glass Bottles, Jugs and Jars 

Paper

  • Junk Mail 
  • Paper Bags 
  • Magazines 
  • Newspaper 
  • Office Paper 
  • Phone Books 

Plastic (Clean, Empty and Rinsed)

  • Plastics numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Plastic Bottles and Containers

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED IN RECYCLING CARTS

  • Batteries*
  • Broken Glass 
  • Bubble Wrap 
  • Ceramics 
  • Dishes 
  • Electronics**
  • Garbage 
  • Hazardous Waste*
  • Light Bulbs 
  • Mirrors
  • Motor Oil 
  • Paint Cans* (Note: latex paint cans CAN be collected with your weekly trash pick-up. Dry out paint in can and leave the open can for pick-up with your garbage).
  • Plastic Bags 
  • Styrofoam 
  • Syringes or Medical Waste 
  • Yard Waste***

* Drop off disposal may be available through MMSD’s Hazardous Waste Drop Off Program. Learn more.

** Drop off disposal may be available through City of West Allis e-cycling program. Learn more.

*** Separate collection rules apply; drop off disposal available at City sites. Learn more.