Garbage & Waste Removal

Garbage Set Out

Carts should be out by 6:00 a.m. on the scheduled day of collection, but shall not be placed out more than 12 hours before collection day and shall be removed not more than 12 hours after collection day.

Solid waste for collection shall be placed along the curb line immediately adjacent to the property, which has generated the solid waste (not in alleys or on snow banks). When a full day holiday falls on regular workday garbage and recycling collection will be delayed by one day for any days remaining in that week. When disposing of refrigerators and freezers, always remove the doors.

Accumulation of Garbage & Recycling Between Collection Days

Accumulated garbage, recycling, yard waste, or refuse during the time period between collection days shall be stored in an enclosed structure or building, or stored in ridged metal or plastic containers with covers, which are screened from view of the street. Solid waste shall not be stored in the front of a building; side of a building; on, under, or alongside of a front porch, stoop, steps, landing, accessible ramp, or deck facing the street; or within 15 feet of the right of way except during collection time periods.  Garbage and/or recyclables must be set to the curb for collection on the next collection day. An accumulation of garbage/litter can result in the City of Green Bay coming and cleaning the property at the cost of the property owner.

Litter On Occupied Private Property

No person shall throw or deposit litter on any occupied private property within the City, whether owned by such a person or not unless in such a manner that litter will be prevented from being carried or deposited by the elements upon any street, sidewalk, alley, or other public place.  No person shall throw, deposit, or cause any litter to be scattered upon any driveway, apron, front, rear, or side yard of any occupied private property.  Litter must be deposited in a private receptacle if one is available.

Animal Waste

No person who possesses an animal shall permit such animal to defecate upon any property other than that of its owner or custodian unless the custodian immediately thereafter cleans up and removes such animal feces from such property. No person possessing an animal shall permit more than 72 hours accumulation of such animal feces to remain on property under the possessor’s control. (The City collection service will not pick up animal feces.)

Yard Waste

Lawn clippings, tree cuttings, and other organic yard waste must be disposed of at a designated City drop-off site or composted in a managed manner. Storage of a non-confined mulch pile is prohibited. West Side residents can bring their yard waste to 1470 Hurlbut Street and East Side residents can bring their yard waste to 2530 East Shore Drive. Summer hours (April to November) including weekends and holidays are 8 a.m. to Sunset. Winter hours (December through March) are Saturdays only 8 a.m. to Sunset.