Milwaukee Project Clean and Green project begins

NOW: Milwaukee Project Clean and Green project begins

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Those doing some spring cleaning in the City of Milwaukee can get rid of some junk for free.

Mayor Tom Barrett was out working with crews Tuesday to remind people about “Project Clean and Green.”

Residents can put out bulky items the city would normally charge them to take away and sanitation crews will collect the junk free of charge.

There are also two drop-off centers in the city.

“Many, many, many decades from now, when I’m retired, I’ve said to my wife, ‘I want us, this is what we will do for fun. We will go to the self-help yards and we’ll just take junk out of our basement, junk out of our garage and that’ll be our day.’ You can do this now,” said Mayor Barrett.

Project Clean and Green is the only time the City collects tires (up to five) and grass clippings (up to two cubic yards). It is also the only time outside the fall leaf collection that the City collects yard and garden debris and leaves (must be disposed of in brown paper yard waste bags). Residents can also throw out unwanted furniture, mattresses, and other household items.

Crews will not collect appliances, TVs, electronics, construction debris, and paint. Instead, residents should take the items to a City Drop Off Center for proper disposal. Household hazardous waste is collected by MMSD from all Milwaukee County residents.

After your Project Clean & Green week, there will be a $50-$150 charge for all bulky pickup requests larger than 1 cubic yard (about the size of an easy chair).

Extra items left at your collection point will be picked up on your collection day during your assigned Clean and Green week. Look up your Clean and Green collection week by clicking here.

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