Yard Waste/Brush

 

 

2017 Spring Loose Leaf Collection

MAY 7, 2017DEADLINE FOR YARD WASTE ITEMS TO BE PLACED AT THE CURB FOR FINAL COLLECTION.

Yard waste left at the curb after the City’s final rotation is subject to collection fees.

During non-designated City curbside collection periods, residents are responsible for disposing of their own yard waste, see Drop-off Center information below.

Residents are reminded that raking leaves into the street increases pollution of storm water, may cause flooding by blocking drainage structures and most importantly, piles of leaves in the street are a dangerous attraction to young children.

Please refrain from piling yard waste next to trees, poles, mailboxes or other obstructions as this slows down collection crews and may cause damage to equipment or the obstruction.

YOU MAY USE THE SPRING LOOSE LEAF COLLECTION TABLE TO SEE WHERE THE CREWS ARE WORKING AND WHEN THEY MAY BE IN YOUR AREA.

City yard waste sites are located at 2530 East Shore Drive on the east side and at 1470 Hurlbut Street on the west side. The sites will remain open through November weather permitting. Hours of operation are DAILY FROM 8:00 AM UNTIL SUNSET. During the winter, the yard waste sites will be open SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS ONLY from 8:00 AM until sunset.spring-loose-leaf-table-2017

 

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 useful organic material next year.

YARD WASTE

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.

ACCEPTABLE ITEMS AT SITES:    

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

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS AT SITES:

  • 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

LOCATIONS:

BRUSH

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.

CONDITIONS

  • 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.