Residential Recycling Requirements

City of Brookfield Residential Recycling Requirements

By law, all businesses and residents in Wisconsin must recycle.  Recycling is collected weekly along with trash.  Each residential property, 4 units or less per building, is issued a recycling can (32 gallon).  If you want to use the old blue recycling can in addition to the new green recycling can, you may do so.  If you would like another green recycling can, they are available for a fee of $45.00.  If you have any questions, please call City of Brookfield (262) 782-9650 or Green for Life (262) 367-6040.

The following items must be rinsed and placed in the recycling container.

Item(s)Recycling Requirements (Place all within recycling can)
Paper ProductsIncludes phone books, catalogs & Glossy Magazines, Newspapers, Beverage Cartons, Snack Cartons, Paper Egg Cartons, Paper Towel Rolls, Tissue Boxes, Paper Back Books, Cereal, Household Mail & Writing Paper). Boxes cannot be recycled that were in the freezer and have been contaminated with food.
Corrugated Cardboard
Unwaxed and clean with "waffle core".
Bottles, Cans, Jars
Rinse clean and throw away lids, label need not be removed. No window glass, ceramic dishes, light bulbs, drinking glasses.
Plastic Bottles
(Coded 1, 2, 5)

Rinse, flatten and with caps.
No motor oil, anti-freeze, or pesticide bottles.
No Plastic Bags.
Aluminum cans, Clean Kitchen Foil Products, Steel/Tin Cans

Rinse clean of food, throw away lids, labels
need not be removed.
Empty aerosol cans, Pots and Pans,
No scrap metal or clothes hangers.

If you have any questions, please call City of Brookfield at – (262) 782-9650 or Green for Life at – (262) 367-6040.