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City Drop-Off Yard

A Sticker Permit is required to enter the Drop-Off Yard. See below for more details.

Materials accepted at the Drop-Off Yard include:

Extra refuse and recyclables

Waste Oil
Lead-acid batteries
Scrap metal

*Effective January 1, 1993, organic materials are banned from landfills by the State of Wisconsin.

We consider brush as any type of woody material that could be ground into wood mulch. Brush inlcudes limbs, branches, sticks, twigs, and some types of shrub trimmings. Trimmings that are comprised mostly of leafy material would be considered as "organics" rather than brush and should be separted when brought to the Yard.

We use the term "organics" to describe dead plant materials other than brush. Organics would include dead bedding plant and tree leaves, grass clippings, hedge trimmings, vegetable plant residues and fruits, pumpkins and lawn rakings.

Grass Clippings
Residents are encouraged to mow grass before it’s 4 inches high and mulch clippings on your lawn or use the grass clippings for compost or mulch.  However, if necessary, bagged clippings can be brought to the City Drop-Off Yard.  DO NOT blow or rake grass clippings into the street.

During the spring or summer, leaves can be used for compost or mulch; bagged leaves can be dropped off at the Drop-Off Yard.  Leaves are only picked up by the Public Works Department in the fall.  Watch for news releases regarding the start and completion of leaf collection.

Items NOT accepted at the Yard include:

Propane tanks

Root balls

Click here for a listing of area businesses that accept these items.


Permit Sticker & Yard Hours:

A permit sticker is required for entry into the City of West Bend Drop-Off Yard effective January 1, 2012, and is available only to residential property owners within the city limits of West Bend. Stickers are not transferable to other vehicles and must be stuck to the lower driver's side windshield of the registered vehicle.

Proof of residency or property ownership and vehicle registration are required to purchase a permit sticker.

A Permit Sticker is $20 for the first vehicle and is valid for a calendar year (January through December). The sticker price will not be prorated if purchased later in the year. Stickers may be purchased by check, cash or credit card (2.75% convenience fee for card transactions) at the Public Works office (7 am to 3:30 pm, M-F).

Contractors, businesses and non-residents may purchase a special pass to bring brush only to the Yard. Please call the Public Works Office at 335-5079 for more details regarding these passes.

Hours of Operation:

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday   Year Round -   7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday                      Summer - April 1 - Sept. 14     7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

                                                           Fall - Sept. 15 - Nov. 15            7 a.m. to Sunset

                                                           Winter - Nov. 16 - March 31   7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday  (weather permitting)   March – Nov.    8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.     (every Saturday)

 Dec. – Feb.        8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.   (second & last Saturday of each month)


The permit sticker order form below may be downloaded and completed prior to arrival at the Public Works office. Please do NOT mail in this form.  Applications received through the mail will NOT be processed.

2016 Permit Sticker Form








West Bend City Hall
1115 S. Main Street
West Bend, WI 53095
(262) 335-5100