Yard Waste Removal


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Brush collection starts in April of each year and continues through November. Brush is only collected on Tuesdays. Please use the BRUSH/SPECIAL COLLECTION icon on the homepage of the website to submit an online request for service. You will receive an email confirmation that your request was received. You also can call the Public Works Department at (920) 434-4060 to be added to the collection route. You must submit your request prior to 1:00 pm on Monday to get added to the Tuesday collection. 

The largest diameter branch collected is 6 inches. The branches should be stacked neatly at the curb, parallel to the street, or they will not be collected. Brush must be placed to the curb by 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Tree stumps and root balls will not be collected during curbside brush pickup. Curbside collection of Christmas trees occurs during the first two weeks in January of each year.

Yard Waste & Compost Drop-off Site

Residents are welcome to drop off yard and garden waste at the compost site, located at the Public Works Facility, 1336 Cornell Road. Wood chips and unsifted compost also are available for free to Howard residents to take.The site is open 24/7 year round. 

Tractor Loading WoodchipsItems that can be dropped off include:
  • Bales of Hay
  • Branches
  • Corn Stalks
  • Garden Waste/Yard Waste
  • Grass Clippings
  • Leaves
  • Logs
  • Shrubs
Any other items dumped here are subject to a fine.

Home Composting

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources provides information on home composting as an alternative for yard waste disposal. Composting promotes resource efficiency and creates a useful product from organic waste.