Yard Care, Yard Waste, Compost Bins and Storm Cleanup
Residents are required to maintain a safe and nuisance free lawn. Lawns must not exceed eight inches in height; certain noxious weeds (Canada Thistle, Leafing Spurge and Field Bindweed, Quack Grass, Sow Thistle, Ragweed, Poison Ivy, Poison Oak and Golden Rod) are not to be found at all. Standing water, debris fields, etc., which can harbor vermin or promote the growth of mosquitoes are to be eliminated. Persons harboring such hazards will be given notice and afforded a brief period of time to clean up the area.
The Public Works Department is responsible for lawn care standards enforcement and may be reached at 920-982-8503.
The Department of Public Works picks up yard waste (leaves, grass clippings, pieces trimmed from small trees, bushes or shrubs) in April and October of each year. Watch the local newspaper, City Website and Facebook page for the official notice. The collection map will be posted on the City website. Rake leaves into a pile in the gutter line the weekend before your collection week. Brush should be bundled and placed behind the curb and perpendicular to the street. Bundles should not exceed 4 feet in length, be more than 2 feet in diameter and should weigh less than 45 lbs.
In addition to this semi-annual curbside service, you may bring your yard waste debris to the site located behind the Wastewater Treatment Plant. The entrance is located off of Werner-Allen Road. The yard waste drop off site is open year round, 7 days a week, from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Starting January 1st 2024 you must purchase a key card (One time purchase for $5.00) and an annual yard waste sticker for $5.00. The key card and sticker can be purchased at the Municipal Service Building, Public Works Department entrance. You must show proof of residency from the City of New London or the Town of Mukwa.
Each year, Wisconsin households send 600 million pounds of “food waste” and compostable material to our landfills!
To find out more on composting or to purchase a compost bin contact the Mosquito Hill Nature Center or go to this site.
In the event of a severe storm, the City will pick up brush, tree limbs, etc. Cut these into manageable sized pieces and leave on the terrace area by (not in) the street.