Department of Public Works Schedules for the 2022 Christmas Holiday

City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) offices will be closed on Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26 for the Christmas holiday.

Garbage, Recycling, and Drop-Off Centers:

• There will be no garbage and recycling pick-up on Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26. Reminder – collection days shift forward after each City holiday. Review your collection schedule here.

• Drop-Off Centers will be closed on Friday, December 23 and Saturday, December 24.

Parking Enforcement:

• No parking meter or hourly restriction enforcement on Sunday, December 25.

• No overnight parking enforcement on Saturday night into Sunday morning (December 25 from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.) and Sunday night into Monday morning (December 26 from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.). However, vehicles still must be legally parked and not in violation of any posted parking regulations.

• Night parking enforcement resumes on Monday night into Tuesday morning (December 27 from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.).

• If a Snow Emergency is declared Snow Emergency regulations take precedence. Visit for more information.

Tow Lot:

• Open Saturday, December 24 and Monday, December 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed Sunday, December 25.

Milwaukee Water Works:

• The Water Works Customer Service Center at 841 N. Broadway will be closed for the holiday on Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26 for in-person and live telephone assistance.

• Automated account information and bill payment will remain available by calling (414) 286-2830.

• Customers can pay their Municipal Services Bill and check account balances online anytime at

• For water emergencies, customers are asked to call our 24-hour Control Center at (414) 286-3710.

For other requests, schedules, and information, residents should call (414) 286-CITY (2489), visit the DPW website at, or enter service requests online at Please be patient as response times will likely be longer than usual.

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