Yard Waste

Fall 2023 Loose Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Information

The Fall 2023 loose leaf and yard waste collection begins Monday, October 9th. 

The City of Gree0n Bay Department of Public Works will begin its fall curbside collection of loose leaves, garden waste, and grass clippings on Monday, October 9th, 2023. This material should be placed out to the curb in separate piles (leaves/grass together and brush/branches together) and should not be co-mingled. Bagged material will not be picked up. 

November 19, 2023 is the deadline for yard waste items to be placed at the curb for final collection. 

Yard waste placed to the curb after November 19th will NOT be collected by the City. 

Residents are responsible for disposing of their own yard waste after the fall collection period, or they will be assessed a fee for collection. Please see Yard Waste Drop-Off Center information below.

Please note that placing yard waste in the road itself is against City ordinance, and residents who do so will be subject to collection fees and/or fines. Similar to past collection periods, Public Works staff will be recording violations.

Residents are reminded that raking leaves into the street (1) increases pollution of storm water; (2) may cause flooding by blocking drainage structures; (3) poses a dangerous attraction to young children; and (4) violates the terms of the City’s stormwater permit obligations.

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.

Further information may be obtained by calling the Department of Public Works – Operations Division at (920) 448-3535 or visiting the City’s website at www.greenbaywi.gov/publicworks.

Updated 05/18/2023, 9:27 AM 

A Green Alternative: Leave them 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

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. Weather permitting, the hours of operation are:

April 1 - Thanksgiving:  Daily, 7 days a week (excluding holidays), 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
After Thanksgiving through March: Saturdays and Sundays (excluding holidays), 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Further information may be obtained by calling the Department of Public Works – Operations Division at (920) 448-3535.

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

Yard Waste Site Addresses

1470 Hurlbut Street
Green Bay, WI 54303
2530 East Shore Drive
Green Bay, WI 54302