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Milwaukee DPW releases ice, snow control and garbage collections plans for January 16

Updated: 4:37 a.m. on January 16

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works ice and snow control plans for January 16, 2018 as of 4:30 a.m.:

•A General Plowing Operation has been called

•Garbage and recycling collection has been suspended for Tuesday, January 16 as our trucks are being used to plow snow. See attached press release

•261 pieces of equipment including salt and garbage trucks with plow blades mounted, and end loaders have been deployed

•DPW continues to monitor weather forecasts and road conditions. Should the forecast and conditions change, we will make necessary adjustments to this plan


The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works has suspended garbage and recycling collections on
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 as DPW staff continue to address the current snowstorm.

The game plan:

•DPW Sanitation crews and equipment have been deployed in a general plowing operation beginning Monday night, January 15 into Tuesday, January 16

•Only guaranteed automated garbage and recycling collection routes will be collected on Tuesday, January 16

•Residents scheduled for a Tuesday, January 16 garbage pick-up and recycling collection should leave their carts at the curb until they are emptied.

•Please be patient! Crews will work to catch up on collections following this recent snowstorm. Leave your full carts at the curb – your garbage and recycling will be collected.

•For information on garbage and recycling schedules by address, please call (414) 286-CITY or check the DPW website.

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works ice and snow control plans for January 15, 2018 as of 9:45 p.m.:

  • · A General Plowing Operation has been called
  • · Plow blades have been mounted on the 121 salt trucks, and an additional 120 garbage trucks with plow blades mounted have been added to our effort
  • · 40 end loaders will begin to clear cul-de-sacs and dead-end streets at 3:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, January 16
  • · DPW continues to monitor weather forecasts and road conditions. Should the forecast and conditions change, they will make necessary adjustments to this plan
  • · Garbage and recycling collection has been suspended for Tuesday, January 16 as our trucks are being used to plow snow. (For more information, see below.)
  • · A DPW Operation remains in effect for overnight January 15/16 – alternate side parking means drivers must park on the ODD side of the street tonight, unless a posted sign prohibits this.
  • · For more information on winter parking rules and regulations, click here.
  • · Motorists should remember to SLOW DOWN, plan for extra time to get to their destination and give salt truck drivers extra room to do their work.
  • · Residents SHOULD NOT shovel, blow, or plow snow back into the streets

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The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works has suspended garbage and recycling collections on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 as DPW staff continue to address the current snowstorm.

The game plan:

  • DPW Sanitation crews and equipment have been deployed in a general plowing operation beginning Monday night, January 15 into Tuesday, January 16
  • Only guaranteed automated garbage collection routes will be collected on Tuesday, January 16
  • Residents scheduled for a Tuesday, January 16 garbage pick-up and recycling collection should leave their carts at the curb until they are emptied.
  • Please be patient! Crews will work to catch up on collections following this recent snowstorm. Leave your full carts at the curb – your garbage and recycling will be collected.
  • For information on garbage and recycling schedules by address, please call (414) 286-CITY or check the DPW website at milwaukee.gov/mpw.

REMINDER: The City of Milwaukee has a year-round set-out policy for garbage carts – residents who have curb pick-up must take their carts to the curb. DPW recommends taking the garbage cart to the curb the night before collection, as crews may be starting earlier in the morning in order to catch up on their routes.

For alley pick-up, residents must shovel out their carts so DPW crews can access them for uninterrupted service.

Resources: Call (414) 286-CITY or visit milwaukee.gov/mpw

 

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