City Drop-Off Yard

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

Attention:  2019 Drop-Off Yard Stickers will be available on January 2, 2019.

Materials accepted at the City 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 City Drop-Off 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 City 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 City Drop-Off Yard include:

Building Materials
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 Drop-Off Yard effective January 1, 2012, and is available only to City of West Bend residents and 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.

Driver's License and Current Vehicle Registration are required to purchase a permit sticker.

A Permit Sticker is $20 for the first vehicle and $5 for the second 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 at the Public Works office only from 7 am to 3:30 pm, M-F)  Accepted payment methods for permit stickers include: cash, personal check, and credit/debit cards.  A convenience fee of 2.75% will be assessed to each credit/debit card transaction.  There is a minimum convenience fee of $1.00 for all transactions under $38.00.

City of West Bend business owners are eligible to purchase a $20 Business Property Load Pass Permit to dispose of brush and/or organic wastes from their City of West Bend business property only.  Each Business Property Load Pass is good for one day and there is no limit to the number of Load passes purchased throughout the year. 

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.

2019 Drop-Off Yard Permit Sticker Form

Attention:  2019 Drop-Off Yard Stickers will be available on January 2, 2019.





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