Drop Off Center Guidelines

The Drop Off Center is open during its regular hours listed below.  In order to comply with social distancing standards, users must be able to unload all items on their own as staff assistance is temporarily suspended.


4551 S 52nd Street
Greenfield, WI 53220


Tuesdays and Thursdays
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


In order to keep the DOC efficient and cost effective, it is important to remember that the Drop Off Center is for Greenfield residents only and only for those items normally generated by a residential household. The DOC is not intended for large remodel or landscaping projects, dirt, gravel or stone removal, hazardous waste, landlord/apartment use and/or other business generated items. Please call Johns should you have any of these items.

Electronic Items

Electronic items will be limited to 5 per Greenfield residence per month with an annual total at 20 (proof of residency is required). 

DOC Bar-coded Key Tags

All properties that participate in Greenfield’s Solid Waste Disposal Program* (residential buildings of 4 units or less and select condo communities**) are required to present their key tag to the greeter when using the Drop Off Center. Key tags were mailed to property owners in January of 2016. This new system is intended to reduce wait times and help control costs.

To replace a lost key tag, please contact the Department of Neighborhood Services at (414) 329-5321 Monday through Friday 8 am - 5 pm.



Donating is an easy way to put your unwanted items to good use!

  •  Freecycle - Give away a wide variety of items through this email group. Free to join!
  •  Goodwill - Accepts usable clothing and household goods.
  •  Habitat for Humanity Restore - Accepts new and used home goods, cabinetry, and building supplies.
  •  Salvation Army - Accepts a wide variety of items from household goods and non-perishable food items to vehicles. Will pick up.
  •  St Vincent de Paul - Accepts household items, furniture, and appliances. Will pick up.
  •  Purple Heart Pickup Service - Accepts clothing, shoes, toys and other other household items. Will pickup.

Additional Disposal Options

There are a number of private and non-profit organizations that recycle a wide variety of materials. Check out Earth 911’s recycling database to search for more options.

Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District accepts old and unused household hazardous waste at their Home Hazmat Collection Sites.

* Beginning September 1, 2016, Greenfield residents who do not participate in the City's Solid Waste Disposal Program may purchase a pass to use the Drop-Off-Center. A single-use pass is $15 and a yearly pass is $45. Passes may be purchased at City Hall, Room 203.

** If you live in an apartment complex or condominium, please contact your disposal service for guidelines on disposing of large items.