Milwaukee DPW New Year’s holiday schedules and parking information

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — City of Milwaukee government offices will be closed Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 and Thursday, January 1st, 2015 for the New Year’s holiday. However, some Department of Public Works (DPW) services will be available for limited hours of operation and certain parking restrictions will be lifted.

Garbage, Recycling, and Self-Help Centers:

  • There will be no garbage or recycling pick-up on December 31 and January 1. For information on your next scheduled collection days, go to the DPW website at
  • Self-Help Centers will be closed on December 31st and January 1st.

Parking Enforcement:

  • No parking meter enforcement on Thursday, January 1st.
  • No overnight parking enforcement on Wednesday night into Thursday morning (January 1st from 2:00-6:00 a.m.) and on Thursday night into Friday morning (January 2nd from 2:00-6:00 a.m.)
  • Overnight parking enforcement resumes on Friday night into Saturday morning (January 3rd from 2:00-6:00 a.m.)

Tow Lot:

  • Open – Wednesday, December 31st from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  • Closed – Thursday, January 1st

Milwaukee Water Works:

  • The Customer Service Center will be closed on December 31st and January 1st.
  • 24-hour drinking water service and Emergency Control Center: (414) 286-3710.
  • Customers can pay their Municipal Services Bill online at For automated account information, please call (414) 286-2830.