Special Pick-Up

Loader Pick-Ups

Special Pick Up with loader is a fee based service for the collection of rocks, concrete, bricks, wood, lumber, trees, plaster, dirt, used household furniture and appliances which cannot be moved by hand. The cost is $100 for the first truck load and $50 for each additional load. Material should be placed within 3 feet of the curb or alley. Materials should not be mixed. This may result in a higher charge.

Any material which is not dirt, concrete, tree branches or logs will be assessed an addition $25 per cubic yard to offset the cost of disposal. Call the Street Department at 414-768-8075 to request an estimate for Loader jobs. The option is available to take the material in question to the Self Deposit Station at no charge.


There are size, weight and quantity limitations which determine if it is a Loader Pick Up and/or if a fee applies. Items should be assembled within 3 feet of the curb or alley.

Special Pick Up

The Street Department provides Special Pick Up of waste material not normally collected with your regular garbage. This includes: 

Special Pickup / Chipper Request Size Example

  • Appliances
  • Bricks
  • Concrete
  • Dirt
  • Lumber
  • Plaster
  • Rocks
  • Trees
  • Used Household Furniture
  • Wood
  • Other Material Similar to Those Described

Effective January 1, 2021 - Special Pickup / Chipper Request Fees

Type of PickupFees
Special Pickup of household items3 cubic yards or less = $20.00
Reference: 3 cubic yards is about the size of a couch and a chair.Each additional 3 cubic yards of material = $20.00
Chipper Request12 cubic yards of branches or less = $20.00
Reference: 12 cubic yards of branches is about the size of a full-sized pickup truck bumper to bumper, and top of cab down to the street. Each additional 12 cubic yards of material = $20.00

To request a Special Pickup, please call 414-768-8075

Items Not Collected

The City will not enter onto private property or into garages to perform collections. The following items are not collected on a Special Pick-Up: 

Private Contractor 

The City will not provide Special Pick Up service of waste material which is the result of work done by a private contractor even though a building or demolition permit was issued to the owner of said premises. Whenever a private contractor performs work on private premises from which waste material results, the owner or contractor shall be responsible for the disposal. Residents are allowed Special Pick Ups or Branch/Brush Chipper service in accordance with the following schedule: