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You can search for your property by tax key or address in our online Property Search to find the day of the week your trash and/or recycling will be collected. Recycling is collected every other week. See our Document Library for the current collection schedule. Collection may be delayed during holiday weeks. Check the website for any collection schedule changes or sign up for email or text message alerts when collection schedules change.
The State of Wisconsin has banned yard waste such as leaves, weeds, thatch, flowers, vines and other non-fruit or vegetable matter from being collected and disposed of with household trash. Yard waste can be disposed of in several ways. First, start a backyard compost pile. For more information on how to do so, contact the Recycling Office, Second, yard waste materials may be placed in the curb-line of the street between April 7 - 21 and September 15 through the week of November 10, 2019.
You may also bring your yard waste to one of the West Allis drop-off sites for disposal without charge. View drop-off site locations and hours.
Large appliances such as washers, dryers, water heaters, freezers, refrigerators, etc, are not collected by the City. Property owners may contact a private hauler and arrange for a collection (see our appliance webpage for a list of appliance haulers). Small appliances such as microwaves and dehumidifiers are able to be dropped off at the Municipal Yard as part of the electronics collection program (see e-cycling webpage for more information about electronics collection).
In 2019, the City will provide every other week collection of small amounts of resident-generated brush, up to 1-1/2 cubic yards, on the scheduled recycling pick-up day between March 18 (red week) and October 11 (black week). View the current collection schedule to find out if your property is a red or black week. No brush collection will be made during the holiday weeks of May 27, July 1, and Sept. 2.
Construction debris generated by a contractor will not be collected or disposed of by the City. Residential construction debris in small quantities, 1 1/2 cubic yard or less, when properly prepared, contained, and located, will be taken each week with the regular trash collection from residential properties containing three or less living units. Quantities between 2 and 10 cubic yards may be disposed of with a permit at the Municipal Yard or by paying a fee for special pickup. The City will not collect or offer permits for the disposal of owner-generated demolition material in excess of 10 cubic yards.
Many common household items require special disposal. These products may be hazardous if used, stored, or disposed of improperly, causing fire, injuries and/or groundwater contamination. These items include used motor oil, gasoline, transmission fluid, antifreeze, oil-based paint, stain and paint remover, solvent-based cleaners, oven cleaner, pool and photo chemicals, pesticides, mothballs, batteries and compact fluorescent light bulbs. Some of these items may be accepted at the City drop-off sites, others must be taken to a hazardous waste disposal location. Please see the comprehensive list of collection guidelines for more detailed information. For additional questions about hazardous waste disposal, call MMSD at (414) 225-2066 or visit the MMSD web site.
Compact fluorescent (spiral) bulbs should not be disposed of in your trash and are not accepted by the City of West Allis. Contact Elliott Ace, Menards or Home Depot or take to a Household Hazardous Collection site. View MMSD website for locations here. Fluorescent (tube) bulbs may be placed in trash (wrap in newspaper), for residential pickup only, no business/commercial pickups.