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City-wide program can help you get rid of unwanted household items at no cost

Posted at 12:17 PM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-13 19:22:02-04

MILWAUKEE — Clearing your clutter — a city-wide program is helping you spring clean, picking up bulky junk items for free. The city’s 'Project Clean and Green' program is helping rid about 15,000 tons of unwanted household debris at no cost.

"Think of your house, think of your basement, think of your garage," said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

The seven week program is organized by zones. During the designated zone pickup week a homeowner or renter can put his/her bulk items curbside —this includes tree trimmings, grass trimmings, and yard waste.

“We do not, in this program, collect refrigerators or stoves or things like that, that’s not what we’re talking about,” Mayor Barrett said.

Any time other than your Project Clean & Green collection week, there will be a charge ranging from $50-$150 for all bulky pickup requests larger than 1 cubic yard. That's about the size of an easy chair.

The program ends June 24th. Find your neighborhood's zone and get more information here.