The City of Waterloo Department of Public Works picks up the following items curbside on the 1st and 3rd Mondays throughout the year.

Brush service is not available during the months of December through March, unless a major storm occurs.

Holiday trees will be picked up in January.

No brush is allowed at any time at the City's compost site located in Firemen's Park,

YARD RUBBISH: Includes tree branches, twigs, grass and shrub clippings, leaves, weeds, general yard waste and garden waste material.

  • Cuttings less than 8 inches in diameter: Branches or limbs less than 8 inches in diameter may be neatly piled or stacked with the butt end toward the curb side for collection. Each individual branch or limb shall not exceed 50 pounds in weight.
  • Cuttings greater than 8 inches in diameter: All cuttings greater than 8 inches in diameter such as tree trunks, whether cut in blocks or whole, or large main branches shall be disposed of by the cutter and shall not be collected by the City.
  • Cuttings done by private contractor: All tree, brush or shrubbery cuttings resulting from work performed by a private tree care or gardening/landscape contractor shall be disposed of by said contractor and shall not be collected by the City.

WOOD: Only clean wood will be accepted. The wood must be free of shingles, paint, drywall, wire or any metals.

SCRAP IRON and METAL: Scrap iron and metal (except automobile bodies)

AMMUNITION: Ammunition shall not be placed with garbage or rubbish for collection but shall be brought to the Waterloo Police Department or call 920.478.2343.

FALL LEAF PICKUP: Leaves must be placed in the proper receptacle or taken to the compost site located in Firemen’s Park.

RECEPTACLES: Any person disposing of yard rubbish shall prepare the same for collection for placing it in a suitable receptacle. Receptacles shall be clear plastic bags filled to weigh no more than 35 pounds. Paper bags, pails, steel or cardboard drums and dark-colored plastic bags are not allowed for rubbish containers and will not be picked up by the City.

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