Its spring time in Milwaukee and with that comes much need post-winter clean up efforts to remove all the dirt, grime and litter that has accumulated over the long winter months. As the weather breaks and spring cleaning of yards, garages, attics and basements begin, the Department of Public Works is encouraging residents to wait until their designated Project Clean and Green week before setting extra items out for pick up.
Project Clean and Green, a citywide cleanup program, begins on Monday, April 11th and runs through Thursday, June 2nd. Due to holidays and furloughs, some zones start midweek instead of on Mondays. Residents can set out unlimited amounts of household debris on their designated Clean and Green pick up date. The regular garbage crews normally collect only one cubic yard of additional debris which is about the size of an easy chair. Items that exceed the one cubic yard limit can be scheduled for pickup for a $50 charge. This charge is waived during the designated Clean & Green week for each zone.
Cart tags will be distributed two weeks prior to the Clean and Green week for each designated area. Residents can also check out the Department of Public Works website at www.city.milwaukee.gov/mpw and click on the Project Clean and Green map to find out their scheduled clean & green collection date.
Project Clean and Green encourages residents to contact Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful at www.kgmb.org to register their neighborhood cleanup and get cleanup bags or borrow a limited supply of cleanup tools (rakes, shovels and brooms). Last year Sanitation crews collected over 1,850 tons of refuse during the 7-week program.