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.

Special Pick Up

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

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


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.

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: 

Number of Living Units on Property Number of Specials Pick-Ups Without Charge

UnitsSpecial Pick-Ups Without Charge
1 to 3 units
One per year
4 to 12 units
Two per year
13 to 24 units
Four per year
24 or more units
Six per year

Special Pick Ups in excess of the above schedule are charged in accordance with the fee schedule. A special pick-up consists of three cubic yards of material (about the size of a couch and chair), picked up at no charge. Additional special pick-ups will be charged $25 for each three-yard increment. To request a Special Pickup, please call 414-768-8075