Yard Material Disposal

Xmas Tree at Curb
The City of Waukesha Department of Public Works conducts 3 pickup services throughout the year:

Need to know what Aldermanic District you are in for leaf pickup? Click Here for an interactive app to learn your district!

Yard Material Banned From Landfills


Note that yard material is banned from the landfill by state law and city ordinance. This means yard materials may not be placed into your trash or recycling carts for garbage or recycling disposal. 
 


The only exception to this are harmful invasive species (such as garlic mustard) which may be placed in the trash.

Environmentally Sustainable Alternatives


The City encourages all residents to do home composting and mulching of leaves and yard waste at home. This is a great solution for yard waste and also food scraps to keep them out of the trash waste stream.

Click here for Waukesha County Home Composting Information (PDF)
Click here for Waukesha County "What to do with Leaves" Information (PDF)
 

Drop-Off Center


City of Waukesha residents are also allowed to bring yard material (no grass clippings) to the Drop-Off Center during open public hours throughout the year. Fees apply.