City of Milwaukee and Waukesha County Recycling Education Center and Materials Recycling Facility (MRF)

2019 Doors Open site. 2020 info coming in August

Have you ever wondered where your recyclables go?

1401 W Mount Vernon Ave

Saturday Hours
10 am - 3 pm

Sunday Hours
Not Open

Photography, Video, Tripods Permitted

Handicapped Accessible
1st floor only

Passport Site

Have you ever wondered where your recyclables go? The City of Milwaukee’s recycling building houses all of the sorting equipment and serves as a regional single-stream Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in partnership with Waukesha County. The facility sorts and processes over 68,000 tons per year from approximately 300,000 households in Southeastern Wisconsin. While the machinery will not be operating, visitors can see the baling equipment and recyclables while learning from Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful about products made from recycled materials and the role recycling plays in our sustainable future. Guided, ticketed tours of the entire facility are also available.