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Posted on: July 1, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Yard Waste Storm Reminders

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Yard Waste Storm Reminders

Due to the significant storm that Oconomowoc experienced Sunday, June 30th, there are several trees and limbs down. Crews from the Electric Utility, Parks and Public Works responded to several areas of the City for short term street flooding, downed trees and power outages yesterday and will continue today. The next yard waste pick up will be Tuesday, July 9th and Wednesday, July 10th.

The requirements for yard waste pick up are as follows:

  • Any trees on private property are the responsibility of the owner.
  • If the tree is a City owned tree and falls onto private property, the City will take care of it (please visit here to report the concern)

Acceptable yard waste includes:

  • Leaves and dry grass clippings
  • Yard and garden debris and brush
  • Clean woody vegetation that does not exceed 4 feet in length and no more than 60 lbs

Acceptable yard waste containers:

  • 30 gallon paper bags
  • Dry cardboard boxes no larger than 3x3 feet
  • Other easy-to handle containers no larger than 3x3 feet
  • Metal or plastic garbage can no larger than 32 gallons in size and marked with a red X

Placement and Presentation of Yard Waste:

  • Curbside and visually separated from refuse and recyclables
  • Tree limbs and branches must not exceed 6 inches in diameter and 4 ft in length
  • Tree limbs, branches and brush must be tightly bundled and each bundle not to exceed 60 lbs
  • Bundle with twine (wire and nylon is not acceptable)
  • Plastic bags are prohibited from yard waste collection – they do not compost
  • Containers must be marked with a red X to identify them as yard waste

If residents have bigger trees down on private property, the City will not pick it up, however, other options are available. Please visit here for Waukesha County yard waste drop off sites or residents can hire a service.  

Any additional questions you may have about yard waste collection requirements, please call Johns Disposal at 262-473-4700.

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