MILWAUKEE -- If you have bulky, unwanted junk lying around the house, now's your chance to get rid of it at no cost.
The city's Department of Public Works announced Thursday that 'Project Green & Clean' is back for another year. While residents are normally charged $50-$150 to remove anything bigger than the size of an easy chair, no fees will be charged at all during the duration of the project from May 6 to June 24.
There's one catch: All residents have been assigned to one of seven "zones," and crews will only pick up from your zone on designated days. Zone 1 is first from May 6-10, Zone 2 is from May 13-17, and so on. You can see a map with zones and collection dates here.
Acceptable items include broken furniture, mattresses, tires, grass clippings, and mixed yard waste, the city says. It's also the only time the city will collect tires and other yard waste other than the fall leaf collection and during April-November brush collection.
The DPW is asking residents to set out their items by 7:00 a.m. on their designated pickup day. Items like appliances, TVs, computers, tablets, and other hazardous waste are not accepted.