Dept of Public Works

Yard Waste Disposal

City Compost Site
Location:  634 W. Ryan Street, behind the DPW Garage
Hours:  Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Facility Usage:  City Residents Only

Yard waste may be disposed of at the City compost site daily.
The use of machinery to load compost is prohibited.  Hand shoveling is required. 
Accepted at the City Compost Site:
  • Leaves,
  • grass clippings
  • other vegetation
  • brush,
  • limbs and branches

Not Accepted at the City Compost Site:
  • garbage
  • white goods
  • recyclables
  • construction materials
  • tires
  • stumps and root balls

Lawn Mowing Reminder
Per City Code Sec. 102-31, all noxious weeds and other rank growth of vegetation are declared public health nuisances.  All weeds and grass shall be kept cut to a height of not to exceed one foot.  The City may cause all weeds and grass to be cut and removed and brush to be removed and the cost thereof charged to the property under Wis. Stats. 66.0627(c).  Property owners are asked NOT to blow grass clippings onto City streets.

Noxious Weeds and Grass
Section 102-31, Declared Health Nuisance, of the City of Brillion Municipal Code states that all noxious weeds and other rank growth of vegetation are declared public health nuisances.

Noxious weeds means any plant having the potential to cause injury to the environment, public heath, crops, livestock, land or other property. Noxious weeds shall include any weed, grass or similar plant growth which, if allowed to pollinate, would cause or produce hay fever in humans or would cause a skin rash through contact with the skin. As defined, noxious weeds shall include but not be limited to the following: Canada Thistle, Leafy Spurge, Field Bindweed (Creeping Jenny), Purple Loosestrife, Multiflora Rose, Yellow Rocket, Wild Carrot, All Rag Weeds, Goldenrod, Mustard, Bull Thistle, Poison Ivy or Burdock.
Curbside Brush Pickup
  • During the spring, summer and fall, the City will pickup brush, branches and limbs that have been placed on the curbside the first Monday of the month, May - September (weather permitting.)
  • The last day of curbside brush pickup will be the first Monday in September.
  • Branches and limbs must be no longer than six (6) feet in length and no more than six (6) inches in diameter, which are placed on the curbside in small piles.  Small branches should be bundled or boxed.
  • Please do not mix the compost materials (grass clippings, leaves and miscellaneous vegetation such as flowers, garden plants, etc.) with the brush, branches and limbs, if this occurs, it will not be picked up.
  • The City encourages residents to take brush, branches and limbs to the City Compost Site.
  • Yard waste may be disposed at the City Compost Site daily.
  • Wood Chips:  wood chips may be picked up at the City Compost Site.

Curbside Leaf Pick-up
  • Beginning mid-October, City Residents may rake leaves into the curb line of the street.
  • Please do not place leaves in the curb line at any other time.  Rather, compost leaves on site, or dispose of them, without charge, at the City Compost Site.
  • When raking leaves into the street, please place them into shallow/small piles along the curb line, one (1) foot away from the curb if possible.
  • Leaves in the terrace area will not be picked up.
  • Please do not mix branches, limbs or brush with the leaves, for they clog the street sweeper.
  •  Leaf pick-up will end the day the Snow Parking Ban begins on November 15. PLEASE NOTE: If it snows before November 15, the Snow Parking Ban will begin that day and leaf pick-up will stop. 
If you wish to get rid of the leaves on dates outside of the curbside pickup or in a different manner, you may take them to the City Compost Site.

Home Composting
Home composting is an excellent and very cost effective way to give back to nature, and to your own yard!  There are a number of methods for producing finished composts at home, including composting in a backyard compost bin and using red worms to eat food wastes.  For more information, a good place to start learning is to check out this link at the DNR's website: Home Composting, which contains a number of resources.