NOTICE OF FALL LEAF COLLECTION
TO ALL PROPERTY OWNERS IN THE
CITY OF STURGEON BAY
The City of Sturgeon Bay will begin its final pass of the Fall Leaf Collection beginning on Monday, November 13th, weather permitting. During the final collection, we will pick up at each residence one last time, so please have your leaves raked to the curb by 7:00 a.m. Monday morning November 13th. Once the crews have collected your materials during this final pass, we are not able to guarantee any additional pick-ups.
We are aware that leaves are falling later than normal this year and will do everything possible to keep crews out collecting leaves longer than this final pass which will begin on Monday, November 13th. However, since the weather has been unpredictable lately and we already have snow in the forecast, we recommend that if you have leaves in your yard to rake, please do so before Monday, November 13th. As always, you may bring any yard waste, brush, leaves, etc. to the city’s compost site on Division Road. It is open 7 days a week from dawn until dusk and is free of charge to City residents.
Once we have accumulating snow, our crew will need to turn to snow removal operations as a priority and the leaf collection process will be stopped. Any leaves that are left at the curb once leaf collection has ended will not be collected. Please keep in mind that it is very difficult to determine an exact date that the crews will pass by your residence. Much of the collection process is weather dependent—if the leaves are wet or freeze, they take longer to vacuum. Leaves may fall earlier one year than another and depending on how many leaves have been raked to the curb can all affect how fast or slow the collection crews can move.
We ask that you rake all leaves to the curb. Bagged leaves will not be collected. Brush and garden waste will NOT be collected by City crews as these materials can damage the equipment used for leaf collection. Brush and garden waste may be dropped off at our compost site on Division Road at any time.
As a reminder, please do not rake leaves into the streets. This increases the pollution to the storm water and can cause flooding of streets by clogging storm sewers. It is also a dangerous attraction to children.
We appreciate your cooperation. If you have any questions regarding fall leaf collection, please feel free to contact the Public Works Department Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at 920-746-2912.