Milwaukee residents: Crews will pick up your unwanted household debris for free until May 29th

MILWAUKEE -- Have unwanted furniture, mattresses or yard waste? There is an opportunity to get rid of it -- FOR FREE!

Project Clean & Green is a Milwaukee program designed to foster neighborhood pride and ownership through coordinated clean ups, street and alley sweeping, graffiti removal and neighborhood beautification activities sponsored by community organizations.

Collection Crews will target one zone each week and collect extra items left at the collection point on the scheduled collection day.

Project Clean & Green 2015 map. Click to enlarge.

Residents within the targeted zone can place unwanted furniture, mattresses, household items, up to two cubic yards of tree trimmings, and up to five tires at the garbage collection point (curb or alley) on their scheduled garbage collection day.

This is your opportunity to get rid of excess household debris at no cost.

After your Project Clean & Green week, there will be a $50-$150 charge for all bulky pickup requests larger than one cubic yard (about the size of an easy chair).

Crews will not collect appliances, TVs, electronics, construction debris, paint, grass, yard waste or more than 2 cubic yard of tree trimmings.

These items can be taken to a City Self Help site for proper disposal.

Household hazardous waste can be taken to 3879 W Lincoln Avenue on Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.