Garbage and recycling suspended Monday in Milwaukee, alternate side parking in effect

NOW: Garbage and recycling suspended Monday in Milwaukee, alternate side parking in effect

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Garbage and recycling is suspended Monday, February 18 in Milwaukee as DPW crews use those vehicles to plow city streets.

A city-wide snow clearing operation will take place Monday night and again on Tuesday night, February 19. 

All residents who park overnight on a Milwaukee street must move their vehicles to the EVEN numbered side of the street by 11 p.m. on Monday evening, February 18 through 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Residents must then move their vehicles again on Tuesday, February 19 by 11 p.m. to the ODD numbered side of the street through 6 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

City residents are reminded that posted street signs takes precedence in all areas of the city. Please read the street signs on the block/in the neighborhood for winter parking instructions BEFORE YOU PARK. As not all winter parking rules are posted, residents should also check for parking restrictions at Residents can also call (414) 286-CITY (-2489).

Parked vehicles should not impede the flow of traffic in the travel lane. This includes both the streetcar route and other city roadways. If a vehicle cannot be properly parked flush to the curb and out of the flow of traffic, whether due to snow or otherwise, then we discourage individuals from parking in that particular spot and reserve the right to ticket and tow.

Designated Milwaukee Public School parking lots will be available for off-street parking beginning Monday, February 18 at 7 p.m. This parking option is designed to assist residents who live in congested parking areas to find overnight parking from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. All vehicles must be moved from MPS lots by 7 a.m. the following morning or be subject to ticketing and towing. For a list of school parking lot locations, go to

Residents are encouraged to sign up to receive a Winter Parking Alert via text message and/or email message which serve to notify them that a DPW operation has been called, and vehicles must be moved accordingly.

To sign up for alerts, go to or call (414) 286-CITY for assistance.

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