Yard Waste & Brush



The City of Green Bay collects yard waste curbside two (2) times per year, once in Spring and once in Fall.  The collection dates change yearly, weather dependent. Yard waste left at the curb outside of designated collection dates are subject to collection fees.

Yard waste sites are open to City of Green Bay residents only, no contractors.


  • Brush, branches & shrub trimmings     
  • Garden trash
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Dirt and sod


  • Any container or bag
  • Rocks or stones
  • Trash
  • Contractor-generated debris
  • Garlic Mustard (should be placed in a garbage bag and placed in your garbage cart)

TIMES OF OPERATION (weather dependent):

Summer Hours Winter Hours
April – November December – March
Daily Saturdays & Sundays only
8:00 a.m. until sunset 8:00 a.m. until sunset



The City removes brush year-round from curbside at no cost to residents, however; the City does not remove brush from curbside cut from vacant properties or contractor generated brush.


  • Branches and limbs from trees must be 3 feet to 8 feet in length and a minimum of 1/2 inch in diameter.
  • Root ball must be removed.
  • Cut ends should be stacked together. Do not pile on sidewalk or in street.
  • Any size whole, natural Christmas tree (without a mounting stand, lights, tinsel, ornaments or disposal bags) will be collected. If you have a flocked tree, please call (920) 448-3535 to make arrangements for removal.

Small or large piles of twigs, stems, plants, flowers, vegetables, fruits, grass clippings, leaves, corn stalks, hay or straw (baled or not), old mulch, compost materials and small pieces cut from trees will NOT be picked up as brush. However, these items will be picked up during our semi-annual Loose Leaf Collection or can be taken to one of the City yard waste sites.

Any brush piles placed to the curb may take up to 4 weeks for the City to collect.  Please call (920) 448-3535 to inform the City of any brush piles placed to the curb.

Any person(s) or business selling services for tree/brush trimming, or stump and wood chip removal is required to dispose of the resulting debris.  If debris is not disposed of properly, the City will dispose of it and the property owner will be billed for the actual cost of removal.

Brush may also be brought to one of the City Yard Waste Sites.