City Recycle Center

Brookfield's Recycle Center Only Accepts Certain Recyclable Materials 
 
Hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00-7:00 p.m. April - November, and Saturdays 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. all year.

 Place refuse and residential recyclable items that are not accepted at the Recycle Center on your driveway for pick up by the City's solid waste contractor, Advanced Disposal. This reduces City costs (taxes) and saves you time and money by not hauling non-recyclables to the Recycle Center.

Residential items accepted at the Recycling Center
Item Comments Other Recycling Options
Antifreeze Uncontaminated


Appliances
(City of Brookfield Residents only)
Air Conditioners, Dishwashers, Microwaves, Water Heaters, Stoves, Ovens/Ranges, Dehumidifiers, Water Coolers, Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators, Freezers
 Or call Advanced Disposal (262-367-6040) for pickup and fee.

 
Asphalt
Concrete
Rocks/Stones
Fairly clean, no excess soil or rock. Max. ½ cu. yd. per visit

NO CONTRACTORS



Cell Phones
Any brand -
No chargers, headsets, cases
Drop off at donation box at City Library by the main lobby.


Motor Oil/
Oil Filters
Uncontaminated by gas/ solvents


Some gas stations accept used motor oil

Metal - Scrap

Remove all nonmetal materials.
Bicycles, lawn mowers, snow throwers (gas & oil must be removed)

Call Advanced Disposal: 262-367-6040 for pickup or
Check Yellow Pages for scrap metal buyers
Yard Waste
Garlic Mustard is not accepted. Place alone in a clear plastic bag and clearly mark it as Garlic Mustard and place with refuse.
Compost at home.
Branches
Cut to six feet or less

Brush
Cut to six feet or less





Grass



Leave mulched grass clippings on lawn http://www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling
Leaves

Mulch leaves on private property http://www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling
Soil May be sod or contain minimal vegetation. Max. ½ cu. yd. per visit


NO CONTRACTORS


Fireplace wood ash
Deposit on the grass/leaf pile. No burn pile ashes accepted.


Corrugated Cardboard
Flattened, no larger than 2 ft. x 3 ft.
Cut to max. size of 3 ft. x 4 ft., tie with string & place on top of blue bin



Items not accepted at the Recycling Center
Item
Fees for pickup by city contractor Comments
Ballasts\Lamps, Thermostats
Take to Hazardous Waste site.
Carpeting/ Padding (max 4 ft., 50 lbs)
Fee Varies
Call Advanced Disposal at (262) 367-6040 for pickup.
Computers, Monitors, Printers & Peripherals
Televisions & Other Electronics
(CURRENTLY THE RECYCLE CENTER DOES NOT
ACCEPT)

Donate to schools or trade-in on new purchase. Several manufacturers and retailers like Best Buy and Goodwill (flat panel only) have accepted these also. Call ahead.
http://www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling


Construction Debris
Asphalt/ Concrete/ Dirt-for quantity over ½ cu. yd.
Drywall/plaster
Shingles/siding
Fee Varies Call Advanced Disposal at (262) 367-6040 for pickup or rent dumpster for more than 2 cu. yard
Furniture/ Mattresses No fee Place at the curb for pickup on regular day. One unit/week max. 50 pounds)
Lumber (max 4 ft. length)
Boards
Cabinets
Doors (cut in half)
Railroad Ties
Windows
Wood Fences
Fee Varies
Call Advanced Disposal at (262) 367-6040 for pickup.
Miscellaneous Refuse (Junk) Possible Fee depending on item.
Call Advanced Disposal at (262) 367-6040
Plumbing Fixtures No Fee
Place at the curb for pickup on regular day.
Tires (automobile only)
Fee Varies
Call Advanced Disposal in advance for pickup at 262-367-6040, take tires to Tire Centers, or leave with retailer when you buy new tires.

Do not
leave toys or other valuable items on the driveway that you do not want thrown away. Advanced Disposal will remove all items left within 10 feet of resident's bags or cans on collection day as refuse or recyclables, and will not be responsible for any items discarded in error.

City Ordinance 9.12.030 prohibits disposal of garbage and waste materials on property you do not own, including dumpsters and the side of the road. Violation of this ordinance is subject to citation including significant fines.
Do not dispose of material in commercial dumpsters without owner's consent.

Items Available Free to Residents from the Recycling Center


Wood chips, compost and logs, when available during our normal operating hours, are free to be removed from the Recycle Center by residents of the City.

Vehicles Not Allowed


Dump trucks, trucks larger than a pickup (excluding the licensed yard waste haulers) and trailers larger than 4 ft. X 8 ft. (or have a permit).

Other Recycling Options

Residents are encouraged to chip and compost their own yard waste. Information on how to begin is available at City Hall or on the Waukesha County Website.
http://www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling