What are the compost site hours and rules?

Compost Site Schedule & Location

The compost site is now closed for the season.  See you in 2022!

Additional opportunity for leaf and yard waste collection - for those who miss the bagged leaf pickup deadline of November 19, 2021, a dumpster will be located at the Department of Public Works (150 E. Starin Rd.) between November 22 - December 3. This will be an additional opportunity to dispose of leaf and yard waste only, NO BRUSH.

City of Whitewater residents only will have access between 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We ask that you please empty your bags (Bio bags do not have to be emptied) or containers into the dumpsters and take them with you when you leave.

The loader will still be available the first Saturday of every month until the site closes for the season.  

Please allow enough time for unloading as the compost site will close promptly at the posted times.

The compost site is located at:
599 N. Jefferson Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

Compost Site Rules

The compost site is available to City of Whitewater residents only. Residents can bring yard waste to the site for disposal. Residents are required to empty the yard waste from any container used in the transportation of the yard waste and take the container home.

Residents can also help themselves to composted material or wood chips at the site. Residents must load their own compost or wood chips.

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 call the Department of Public Works at 262-473-0560.

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1. Is there a charge for trimming my tree which is within the public road right-of-way? If you cut it down, do I pay for it?
2. What can and can’t be flushed?
3. What are the compost site hours and rules?
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5. My street light is burnt out or doesn't work properly. Who takes care of it?
6. Who maintains the trees within the public road right-of-way?
7. I have rusty water. What should I do?
8. I am moving out of the city. What should I do?
9. What type of wastes can be treated at the Wastewater Utility?
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12. What is the proper way to install a sump pump?
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