Leaf & Yard Waste Collection

Collection Guidelines

The fall Leaf and yard waste collection is scheduled for:

October 26 - October 30, 2020

November 9 - November 13, 2020

November 16 - November 20, 2020

Yard waste is defined as leaves, grass clippings, small branches and yard and garden debris. Yard waste must be bagged in biodegradable, clear or transparent bags only. The City offers Bio-Bags in the fall at the Finance Department free of charge while supplies last. Yard waste will not be collected if not properly bagged or placed in non-transparent or black bags.

Please place your bagged yard waste on the curb no earlier than October 24 (for collection during October 26 - 30) and November 7 (for collection beginning on November 9). Residents may also use the compost site to dispose of leaf and yard waste prior to the above scheduled dates. The compost site is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. More information will be published when a closing date for the compost site has been determined.

For those who miss the November 20, yard waste deadline, there will be two, six-yard dumpsters at the Department of Public Works (150 E. Starin Rd.) between November 23 and December 4. This will be an additional opportunity to dispose of yard waste.  City of Whitewater residents only will have access during regular business hours (7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.), Monday through Friday. We ask that you please empty your bags/containers into the dumpsters and take them with you when you leave.

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

Yard Waste Ordinance

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