Garbage, Recycling & Waste Collection

Waste Collection & Recycling Guidelines

The City of Delafield contracts with Waste Management for the collection of residential garbage and recyclable materials. The program, developed in cooperation with Waukesha County and other municipalities in the county, provides for an expanded list of recyclable materials and streamlines the process of handling and collecting refuse and recycling. The cost for this service is included in your property taxes.

Guidelines for curbside garbage service may be viewed at Waste Management’s website by clicking Customer Support | WM  Please refer to these guidelines for questions regarding:

Please refer to the Waukesha County Recycling Guide for the current listing of recyclable materials.

Missed Pick Up? Or Other Concern?
Create a ticket with Waste Management directly. You will be placed in their queue and your item will be addressed as soon as they are able.

Christmas trees will be collected in January on the regular residential service day.  Trees can not exceed 7 feet long and must be placed curbside for collection.

Summer Lake Weed Pier Pick-Up Schedule

  • Main Lake - Every Monday & Friday
    • Unless there is a holiday - then no pickup. 
  • Channels - 1st & 3rd Fridays of every month
    • If the Monday or Friday fall on a holiday, please have your items ready for pickup the Monday or Friday before the holiday.

Grass Clippings / Leaves / Composting

You are encouraged to compost certain materials if possible. Yard waste collection is available to residents by Waste Management. Yard waste must be contained in disposable corrugated containers and/or Kraft Paper (lawn) bags.  Each bag must have a sticker affixed. Stickers are $3.15 each.  There is a 15 sticker minimum ($47.25).  You can call Waste Management at 888-960-0008 to make a payment for this.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

You Waukesha County operates 2 permanent household hazardous waste (HHW) drop-off sites for County residents and 4 special one-day collections in Spring and Fall in Brookfield, Delafield, Mukwonago, and Oconomowoc.  All sites are free to Waukesha County residents - proof of residency is required.

Learn more about household hazardous waste collections