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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Thanksgiving Trash/Recycling Schedule & Building Closures

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Garbage and recycling collection is affected during holiday weeks. Crews may work ahead or fall behind due to the shortened work week. Below is a chart to help you determine when to set out your garbage and recycling. Find your regular pick up day then set out your garbage and/or recycling on the adjusted day.  If your items are not collected on the first day listed collection will take place the following day.

Scheduled Collection DayAdjusted Collection Day (if not collected on first day listed, collection will take place the following day)

Red Recycling Week

Monday, November 22

Monday, November 22

Tuesday, November 23

Monday, November 22 and/or Tuesday, November 23

Wednesday, November 24

Tuesday, November 23 and/or Wednesday, November 24

Thursday, November 25

Wednesday, November 24 and/or Monday, November 29

Friday, November 26

Monday, November 29

 

Black Recycling Week

Monday, November 29

Tuesday, November 30

Tuesday, November 30

Tuesday, November 30 and/or Wednesday, December 1

Wednesday, December 1

Wednesday, December 1 and/or Thursday, December 2

Thursday, December 2

Thursday, December 2 and/or Friday, December 3

Friday, December 3

Friday, December 3


  • DPW offices will be closed, the Municipal Yard will be closed for drop-off, and garbage and recycling will not be collected on Thursday, Nov. 25, and Friday, Nov. 26
  • Office hours and drop-off hours are subject to change due to staffing or weather.
  • Be aware that a snowstorm may further alter this collection schedule.
  • Please make garbage and recycling carts accessible to crews. Carts that are frozen to the ground or buried in snow can cause injury to the collection crew or damage to the cart if they attempt to move the carts.
  • The last day to place leaves and yard waste for collection was Nov. 21. All materials placed for collection by that date will be collected, but it may take crews a few weeks to complete this process.
  • For any questions or information regarding your collection, fill out our Let Us Help form at https://www.westalliswi.gov/letushelp,
  • West Allis City Hall, West Allis Police Department, West Allis Senior Center, and West Allis Public Library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26.
  • The West Allis Farmers Market is closed on Thursday, Nov. 25 and the last market day of the season is Saturday, Nov. 27.

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