City of Milwaukee won't be using cheese brine on streets this winter, but why?
MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The city of Milwaukee is ready for winter!
On Tuesday, December 2nd, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee's Department of Public Works officials announced they are done picking up leaves.
DPW's trucks have now been outfitted with plows and are ready to carry salt.
One change this year: The city of Milwaukee won't be using cheese brine on streets this winter.
"The city is making own salt brine for use on city streets this year, so we have in essence brought this in-house. No to cheese, yes to salt. The cheese brine was free, but it is now in short supply, plus the cost per gallon to transport the brine got too costly for the amount the city would need," Mayor Barrett said.
City officials are reminding folks that you must bring your own garbage to the curb all winter long. If your garbage is picked up in an alley, you're asked to shovel a pathway to the garbage carts.
CLICK HERE for more information via the Department of Public Works.