Milwaukee residents allowed to rake leaves into street beginning Saturday, October 1st

MILWAUKEE -- Officials with the Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) says residents may rake their leaves into the curb beginning Saturday, October 1st and ending Tuesday, November 15th.

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.

Tips for a successful fall leaf collection:

    Sanitation staff collects an average of 15,000 tons of leaves each year between mid-October and the first week of December. Last year 16,507 tons of leaves were collected.

    For more information, call 414-286-CITY (-2489) or visit the DPW website at