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Recycling Collection

Recycling is required by state law.  Periodically, refuse collectors check for recyclables in garbage carts.  Failure to recycle could result in the loss of refuse collection service from the city.  Fines could be levied for repeat offenders.

Recycling Map



Wisconsin Recycle Website

Rules and Regulations

Veolia provides residential recycling every other week on the same day as regular garbage collection. Do not bundle or bag any recyclables.  Simply place all of your usual recyclable items (bottles, cans, paper and cardboard) loose in your 64-gallon, gray recycling cart.  All items will be separated at a Veolia recycling facility.  Please make sure your cart is not within three feet of any vertical obstruction, including your garbage cart.  All items should be contained in the cart including:

Paper, cardboard, magazines and telephone books may be placed loose in the cart.

  • Acceptable papers include junk mail, catalogs, notebooks, newspaper inserts, file folders, boxboard (cereal, cake or cookie boxes).  No wax or plastic coated boxes.  Cardboard should be in pieces no large than 3 ft. by 3 ft., broken down and placed in cart.
  • Aluminum:  Beverage containers only.  No other aluminum products accepted. 
  • Glass bottles and jars:  Green, brown and clear glass only.  No window glass, pyrex, light bulbs, ceramics, kitchenware or auto glass.  Please remove lids.
  • #1 -  #7 plastic:  No automotive product containers, blue PVC water bottles or plastic bags.  Please remove caps and rinse.  Labels do not need to be removed.
  • Tin or Bi-Metal containers:  Food containers only.  Labels do not need to be removed.  Please rinse.
  • Aerosol spray cans:  Any empty aerosol container may be recycled including paints, pesticides, etc. Make sure the can is empty.

Plastic bags are NOT recyclable.  Please do not place any garbage in your recycling container!

Contracted Service

Cudahy contracts its recycling service.  Veolia is the contractor for the residential recycling program.

Who to Contact about Service

Complaints and questions regarding the collection of recyclables should be directed to Veolia's Customer Service Center at 262-679-0860.  If Veolia does not resolve your complaint or answer your question, call the Department of Public Works at 769-2216. 

Need a New Cart?

If your recycling cart needs to be replaced or repaired, please call the Department of Public Works at 769-2216.  Repairs and replacements are made every 7-10 days.

Cudahy Drop-Off/Recycling Center

Winter Hours (December 1, 2014 - March 31, 2014):
Saturday -- 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Summer Hours (Effective April 1, 2014 - October 31, 2014)
Tuesday and Thursday -- 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday -- 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Garbage, recycling and yard waste will be accepted at all times.

For more information on the Recycling Center click here.

Hardship Recycling

Elderly and handicapped residents who are physically unable to push their carts to the curb or alley may be eligible for recycling collection assistance, in connection with Cudahy's Hardship Garbage Program.  A doctor's written excuse with the resident's name and address must be faxed (769-2257) or sent to the Department of Public Works to begin this service.

City of Cudahy - 5050 S. Lake Drive - Cudahy, WI - 53110
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

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