Leaf Raking Message from the City

Rake Your Leaves into the Street Beginning October 1, 2017

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) announces that residents may rake their leaves into the curb lanes beginning Sunday, October 1 and ending Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

Leaves and brush, along with other yard waste, are banned from landfills and must not be placed in garbage or recycling carts. DPW collects leaves, brush and yard waste separately from garbage and composts it, which conserves natural resources while saving the City money. Residents are also encouraged to mulch leaves and leave grass clippings on the lawn. This saves time and money, and adds nutrients to the soil.

Please see this advisory with more information for a successful leaf collection season.