Leaf & Yard Waste Collection

Collection Guidelines

Update - Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Fall 2023 

The City of Whitewater - Department of Public Works will collect leaf and yard waste during the established dates in October and November with no appointment needed.  

 Residents may place their bagged yard waste on the curb no earlier than Saturday, October 21, 2023 for collection during the week of:

  • October 23 - October 27, 2023

 Residents may place their bagged yard waste on the curb no earlier than Saturday, November 4, 2023 for collection during the week of:

  • November 6 - November 10, 2023
  • November 13 - November 17, 2023

However, all bags must be brought to the curb for final collection by Thursday, November 16.  Bio-Bags left outside in the elements during the winter months will NOT be collected during the spring collection.

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

For residents who miss the collection deadline of November 17, a dumpster will be available at the City garage (150 E. Starin Rd.) between November 20 - December 1, between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. *Please note our facility will be closed on Thursday, November 23, and Friday, November 24.

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 properly bagged or placed in non-transparent or black bags. The City offers Bio-Bags, in the fall only, at the Finance Department.

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 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. However, effective Wednesday, September 13, the hours of operation for Wednesdays only will change to 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The compost site will close for the season at 6:00 p.m., on Wednesday, November 15, 2023.

Residents requesting brush collection should call 473-0560 to make an appointment for pick up on Tuesdays.

For additional questions or concerns, contact the Streets Department at (262) 473-0560.

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.

Brush Collection Policy

Submit a Request for Brush Pickup