Thanksgiving Milwaukee parking, garbage schedule changes

The Milwaukee Department of Public Works will be modifying certain operations due to the Thanksgiving 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 on Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25.
  • Reminder: Collection days shift forward after each city holiday. Review the schedule at
  • Drop-off centers will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25.
  • Drop-off centers will be open on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Drop-off center winter hours begin Sunday, Nov. 27.

Parking enforcement, tow lots

  • No parking meter or hourly restriction enforcement on Thursday, Nov. 24.
  • No overnight parking enforcement on Wednesday night into Thursday morning (Nov. 24 from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.)
  • No overnight parking enforcement on Thursday night into Friday morning (Nov. 25 from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.)
  • Vehicles still must be legally parked and not in violation of any posted parking regulations.
  • Overnight parking enforcement resumes on Friday night into Saturday morning (Nov. 26 from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.).
  • Tow lots will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24.
  • Tow lots will be open Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26 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 Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 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 at
  • 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.