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
(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.
|Fairly clean, no excess soil or rock. Max. ½ cu. yd. per visit
| Cell Phones
||Any brand -
No chargers, headsets, cases
| Drop off at donation box at City Library by the main lobby.
| Motor Oil/
| 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.
|| Cut to six feet or less
|| Cut to six feet or less
||Leave mulched grass clippings on lawn http://www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling|
|| Mulch leaves on private property http://www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling
|Soil|| May be sod or contain minimal vegetation. Max. ½ cu. yd. per visit
| 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
||Fees for pickup by city contractor||Comments
||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
| 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.
Asphalt/ Concrete/ Dirt-for quantity over ½ cu. yd.
|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)
Doors (cut in half)
| 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 and trailers larger than 8 ft. X 10 ft.
Other Recycling OptionsResidents 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.