The City of Green Bay collects yard waste curbside two (2) times per year, once in the Spring and again in Fall. The collection dates change yearly, weather dependent. Crews collect loose leaves and garden wastes throughout the City by following a regular rotation. Depending on the volume of yard waste out for collection, it will take 1 to 3 weeks to make a complete cycle through the City.
Yard waste left at the curb after collection is subject to collection fees.
A Green Alternative: Leave ‘em Lay!
As an alternative to raking leaves to the curb, residents are encouraged to try chopping up moderate amounts of leaves with a lawnmower. This can be done during normal lawn mowing. Just don’t allow the leaves to mat and make sure that ample grass shows through them. This will save you work and time, add nutrients to your lawn, reduce windblown leaves in your neighborhood and reduce the amount of labor and fuel the City needs to use for leaf collection. If you really like to rake, composting your leaves in a backyard garden is another alternative which will provide you w/ useful organic material next year.
Fall Loose Leaf Collection was completed as of 11/24/14. You can use the FALL LOOSE LEAF TABLE 2014 to see when the crews were in your area. Any remaining yard waste at the curb will not be picked up and can be taken to one of the Yard Waste Sites.
Yard waste sites are open to City of Green Bay residents ONLY, NO CONTRACTORS.
- West Side – 1470 Hurlbut Street
- East Side – 2530 East Shore Drive
TIMES OF OPERATION:
|Summer Hours||Winter Hours|
|April – November||December – March|
|Daily||Saturdays & Sundays only|
|8:00 a.m. until sunset||8:00 a.m. until sunset|
ACCEPTABLE ITEMS AT SITES:
- Brush, branches & shrub trimmings
- Garden trash
- Grass clippings
UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS AT SITES:
- Any container or bag
- Rocks or stones
- Dirt and sod
- Contractor-generated debris