Recycling Center and Trash Information

Recycling Center Hours

3711 S. Casper Drive (North of City Hall - look for the yellow gate and sign on the left)

Summer Hours 

April 1, 2021 through November 30, 2021    (Closed July 3rd & November 25th)

  • Tuesday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm   
  • Saturday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Winters Hours

December 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022     (Closed December 25th & January 1st)

  • Saturdays ONLY: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Accepted Items

Anti-freeze (used), appliances (stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers, microwaves, dehumidifiers, water heaters, etc ), car batteries, yard waste (including grass clippings!), cans, cardboard (must be flattened and under 4’ by 3’), dirt and sod, glass (no windows or mirrors), bottles, paper, motor oil (used), plastic (Number 1,2 & 5), scrap metal (motors must be drained of gas and oil)

Items Not Accepted

Computers, TVs, electronics, household batteries, propane tanks, carpeting, mattresses, styrofoam, furniture, lumber, landscape ties, ashes, rocks, roots, stumps, hazardous materials (paints, cleaners, gas, etc), tires, concrete, cooking oils, construction debris, bricks, windows, mirrors. Please contact Waste Management at 262-369-3080 for proper disposal.

The Recycling Center has compost, woodchips, and firewood available for New Berlin residents at no charge. These items are subject to availability.

Attention Contractors: Effective May 13, 2020 

Starting May 13, 2020, the City of New Berlin has suspended sales of Recycling Center Contractor Load Permits. All previously issued permits will be honored. The following requirements remain:

All contractors must be a New Berlin business. All yard waste must be from New Berlin properties. They will be required to sign a form and show proof that their business is located in New Berlin and that the yard waste they are dumping is from New Berlin properties only. Contractors are required to see the attendant prior to unloading to have their cards punched for each load.

Please keep in mind: recycling is an evolving industry, and therefore this information is subject to change. 

For information on items the recycling center accepts or cannot accept, please download the Recycling Center flyer on the New Berlin website or call the Recycling Center automated phone line at 262-780-4606 or Street Department 262-780-4609.

2021 Recycling Center Information flyer


Problems with your residential garbage/recycling pickup?

Report residential trash/recycling request or issues directly via Waste Management Contact Us Form or call Waste Management at 262-369-3080

Recurring problems with your residential garbage/recycling pickup? Contact Melody in the Mayor’s office at 262-797-2441 or

2021 Waste Management Garbage/Recycling Informational Brochure (PDF)

What goes in my recycling container - Short YouTube from Waukesha County Recycling

Waukesha County’s mobile app for recycling and disposal

Propane Tank Disposal Information from Waukesha County Recycling

Business Recycling Information

City Hall
3805 S Casper Drive
8 to 4:30 Monday through Friday

Street Department
16550 W National Avenue
7 to 2 Monday through Friday

Yard Waste

Hazardous Material

Licensed Trash Haulers

Electronics Recycling

Medication Disposal

Waukesha County Recycling Containers: Accepted Items (PDF)

The Recycling Center no longer accepts used clothing. Donation boxes are prohibited per municipal code § 275-24