Leaf & Yard Waste Collection

Collection Guidelines

The Department of Public Works will collect leaf and yard waste during the established dates in October and November.

Residents may place their bagged yard waste on the curb no earlier than Saturday, October 23, 2021 for collection during the week of:

  • October 25 - October 29, 2021

Residents may place their bagged yard waste on the curb no earlier than Saturday, November 6, 2021 for collection during the week of:

  • November 8 - November 12, 2021
  • November 15 - November 19, 2021

However, all bags must be brought to the curb for final collection on November 17.  

 *Dates may be subject to change in the event we experience accumulating snow during this time.

For residents who miss the deadline of November 19, a dumpster will be available at the City garage (150 E. Starin Rd.) between November 22, and December 3, between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please note our facility will be closed on Thursday, November 25, and Friday, November 26. Spring collection will be dependent on weather conditions.

Yard waste is defined as leaves, weeds, grass clippings, and yard and garden debris. Yard waste must be bagged in 30 gallon or smaller biodegradable, clear or transparent bags only. Yard waste will not be collected if not property bagged or placed in non-transparent or black bags. The City offers Bio-Bags, in the fall only, at the Finance Department. Bags will be available after October 4, 2021 on a first come, first serve basis.  

Residents may also use the compost site to dispose of leaf and yard waste. The compost site is open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. until a closing date is determined.

Residents requesting brush collection should call 262- 473-0560 to make an appointment for pickup on Tuesdays. Residents may also submit a request online

Yard Waste Ordinance

NOTICE: City Ordinance Chapter 12.08 – Street Obstructions, Section: 12.08.010 – Residents are prohibited from depositing any yard waste debris on city streets or right of ways other than City of Whitewater designated days.


If you have any questions please feel free to call the Department of Public Works at 262-473-0560.

Submit a Request for Brush Pickup