Yard Material Disposal

leaves on the terrace

The City of Waukesha Department of Public Works conducts 3 pickup services throughout the year:

City of Waukesha Leaf Collection Schedule Look-Up

Using your address you can easily find your next leaf pick up date!
Simply type in your address at the top of the Leaf Collection Schedule to find your residence, then click to find out your next scheduled leaf collection date.

Find Your Next Leaf Collection Date

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)!

Learn more about sustainable alternatives:

Recycling Landscaping Plastics

Want to get those landscape plastics recycled? Take them to Johnson's Nursery in Menomonee Falls! View Johnson's Nursery recycling flyer (PDF)

Drop-Off Center

City of Waukesha residents are also allowed to bring certain yard materials to the Drop-Off Center during open public hours throughout the year. Fees apply.

Waukesha Drop-Off Center
750 Sentry Drive
Waukesha, WI 53188
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