Christmas Milwaukee parking, garbage collection changes

The Milwaukee Department of Public Works will be modifying certain operations due to the Christmas holiday.

Here is a list of changes that residents need to know.

Garbage, recycling, and drop-off centers

  • There will be no garbage and recycling pick-up Friday, Dec. 22 and Monday, Dec. 25.
  • Reminder: Collection days shift forward after each city holiday. Review the schedule on the city's website.
  • Drop-off centers will be closed Friday, Dec. 22 and Saturday, Dec. 23 (in addition to regular Sunday/Monday closures)

Parking enforcement, tow lots

  • No parking meter or hourly enforcement on Monday, Dec. 25.
  • No overnight parking enforcement on Sunday night into Monday morning, Dec. 25 from 2 a.m. 6 a.m.
  • No overnight parking enforcement on Monday night into Tuesday morning, Dec. 26 from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Night parking enforcement resumes Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, Dec. 27 from 2 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Vehicles must still be legally parked and not in violation of any posted parking regulations.
  • Tow lots will be closed Sunday, Dec. 24 and Monday, Dec. 25.
  • Tow lots will be open Friday, Dec. 22 and Saturday, Dec. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Milwaukee Water Works

  • The customer service center will be closed for the holiday on Friday, Dec. 22 and Monday, Dec. 25 for in-person and live telephone assistance.
  • Automated account information and bill payment will remain available by calling 414-286-2830.
  • Customers can pay their bill and check account balances online anytime on the city's website.
  • For water emergencies, customers are asked to call the 24-hour control center at 414-286-3710.

For other requests, schedules, and information, residents should call 414-286-CITY, visit the DPW website or enter service requests online.