Yard Waste

Fall 2022 Loose Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Information

The fall 2022 loose leaf and yard waste collection will begin October 24th.

The City of Green Bay Department of Public Works will begin its fall curbside collection of loose leaves and garden waste on Monday, October 24, 2022. This material can NOT be placed to the curb prior to Monday, October 17, 2022. Placing loose leaves and yard waste to the curb before October 17, 2022, is subject to collection fees. 

Per City ordinance, yard and garden waste must be placed on the terrace (not in the street) and should NOT be co-mingled with brush. Bagged material or co-mingled material will not be picked up. Please pile loose leaves in an open area of terrace away from trees, posts, and mailboxes to assist in speedy collection and to minimize damage to equipment. 

Weather permitting, collection will continue for five (5) weeks and end on Friday, November 25, 2022. All leaves and yard waste left for collection must be out to the curb no later than Sunday, November 20. Residents who work in their yard after November 20 must dispose of their own yard waste. Yard waste left at the curb after November 25, 2022, is subject to collection fees. 

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

It is not possible to accurately tell residents the exact day their yard waste will be picked up, but once collection begins, you may contact the Department of Public Works - Operations Division at (920) 448-3535 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, to find out what area crews are working in and how they are progressing. Daily informational updates will also be available below and will posted on the City’s Department of Public Works Facebook page. 

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 6 A.M. UNTIL 8 P.M. After Thanksgiving through March, the yard waste sites will be open for winter hours, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS ONLY from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. 

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 that will provide you useful organic material next year.

Yard Waste Drop-Off Centers

The City of Green Bay Department of Public Works Yard Waste Drop-Off Centers are open daily (including weekends & holidays) from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. These sites will remain open seven (7) days a week through the fall.  Residents may bring their loose leaves, grass clippings, and garden waste to either of the City's two yard waste drop-off sites located at 2530 East Shore Drive on the east side and 1470 Hurlbut Street on the west side.  Contractor generated/collected yard waste debris is NOT acceptable at these sites or at the curb for City collection.

Unfortunately staff is unable to provide specific dates and times for when your leaf and yard waste collection will occur.  The Department of Public Works appreciates your patience while we proceed through the routes for collection. We will attempt at least one round in every neighborhood per week. Please review the tables below for updates on where the crews have recently been collecting.

  1. WEST
  2. EAST



Year-Round Information

The City of Green Bay collects yard waste curbside 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 citations and fines.

Yard waste sites are open to City of Green Bay residents only, no contractors. Yard waste sites are open daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Acceptable Items at Sites

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

Unacceptable Items at Sites

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

Site Addresses

1470 Hurlbut Street
Green Bay, WI 54303

2530 East Shore Drive
Green Bay, WI 54302