Yard Waste

Fall leaf collection for the City typically begins in mid- to late-October depending on when the leaves actually begin to fall.  Public Works crews try to collect with all available equipment units (tractors, sweepers, loaders, pan trucks, baler, etc.) and most years complete six (6) rounds through each neighborhood, one (1) round per week.  Of course this schedule is also weather dependent as equipment must be changed over to be prepared for winter snow removal.

For ease of collection, we ask that all leaves, sticks, and yard waste are placed away from obstructing objects (trees, mailboxes, power poles, etc.) and be separated if possible.  Raking as early as possible eliminates leaves in our streets and curb lines.  Excess leaves in these areas ultimately end up in our storm sewer and further the problem of extra nutrients and algae blooms in our waterways.  Additional information on fall leaf collection can be found here in the Public Works 2019 Information Guide.


Thank you for your cooperation!  More details are to come as the season changes.


Yard waste left at the curb outside of the City’s special yard waste collection rotations is subject to citations and fines.

Residents may call the Department of Public Works Operations Division Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at (920) 448-3535 with any questions.


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 8 a.m. to sunset.

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

WEST SIDE YARD WASTE SITE
1470 Hurlbut Street
Green Bay, WI 54303

EAST SIDE YARD WASTE SITE
2530 East Shore Drive
Green Bay, WI 54302