Leaf & Brush Removal

Scheduled pickup by city crews are conducted in the spring and fall each year at no charge.  Leaves must be placed in the parkway in clear garbage bags in the spring during the published dates (mid April) along with brush laid along side it tied in bundles.   Loose leaves will not be collected in the spring due to the presence of grit and gravel materials on the parkways following the winter months.  In the Fall (October / November) the city requires leaves to be piled loose on your roadway parkway since the leaf loading vacuum machine is used.   These pickups are intended for the disposal of leaves, limbs and branches that are generated by the property owner for normal yard maintenance and upkeep.  This service is NOT INTENDED FOR TREE REMOVAL, LOT CLEARING OR THE REMOVAL OF BUSHES whether performed by the contractor or property owner.  City crews will not collect any materials produced by private contractors or trees cut down by property owners.

Note the following SPRING Leaf and Brush Collection guidelines:

  • Leaves and brush shall not be deposited on the street or roadway.
  • Leaves shall be in clear garbage bags, not to exceed 35 pounds & tied.
  • Brush shall be tied in bundles with twine (Do Not Use Wire).
  • Limbs and branches shall not exceed 3 inches in diameter and shall not be longer than 5 feet.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO GARBAGE, APPLIANCES, FURNITURE, TIRES, ETC.
  • No attached or unattached tree stumps or tree root systems will be collected.
  • Any item not in compliance will not be collected by the City and will be left on the terrace area for the resident to remove.

Note the following FALL Leaf Only Collection guidelines (NO BRUSH PICKUP):

  • Leaves shall not be deposited on the street or roadway, only in terrace area
  • Do not include sticks, twigs or branches. Absolutely not trees or brush of any sort
  • Leaves shall be placed loose on the parkway, not in bags
  • ABSOLUTELY NO GARBAGE, APPLIANCES, FURNITURE, TIRES, ETC.
  • Any item not in compliance will not be collected by the City and will be left on the terrace area for the resident to remove.

A published collection schedule by ward is used for fall leaf collection.  After this schedule is done-we will start from the beginning again and go thru the City in the same order, until done.  Please comply with the following requirements:

Please have your leaves on the curb or edge of yard on or before the Monday morning of your respective week.  Crews will begin early in the morning creating some noise. To learn which ward you are in, visit our website at www.cityofwaupaca.org.

Alternative leaf and brush disposal site:

 Drop off leaf disposal is free while there is a nominal fee for brush disposal
 Waupaca Regional Recycling and Composting Center
 608 Lakeside Parkway, Waupaca, Wisconsin
 Monday 12:00-6:00 p.m.
 Friday 7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
 Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Leaf , Brush and Rubbish Burning

The burning of leaves, brush and rubbish in an open fire or burn barrel is prohibited.  Campfires for cooking as well as fires to burn confidential papers are allowed in the city as long as the fire height does not exceed 4 feet.   http://www.waupacacountyrecycling.com