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What do I do with leaves and yard waste?
The State of Wisconsin has banned yard waste such as leaves, weeds, thatch, flowers, vines and other non-fruit or vegetable matter from being collected and disposed of with household refuse. Yard waste can be disposed of in several ways. First, start a backyard compost pile. For more information contact the Recycling Office at (414) 302-8831 weekdays between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm or view the [How to Compost Brochure]. Second, yard waste materials may be placed in the curb-line of the street between April 2 to April 16, 2017 and September 17 to November 12, 2017. Do not mix brush, woody plants, grass, or other debris in the windrows. Remove pots and soil from potted plants before placing them in the curb-line. Rake the yard waste into the street along the curb-line forming a long low pile (a windrow). If there is no curb on your street, place yard waste along the roadway in a windrow. Wet the yard waste to keep it from blowing. Do not place yard waste in refuse containers for collection. Yard waste cannot be collected from drainage ditches, alleys, ash boxes, or large piles in your yard or driveway, or between the walk and curb. Do not burn your yard waste. This is a fire hazard to your neighborhood, your home and City equipment. Third, bring your yard waste to one of the West Allis drop-off sites for disposal without charge.

Refuse & Recycling

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1. Where can I find information about the new recycling carts?
2. When will my refuse and recycling be collected?
3. What do I do with leaves and yard waste?
4. Can I recycle appliances?
5. How do I recycle batteries?
6. Where can I purchase a garbage cart?
7. How should I prepare brush and branches for collection?
8. When will brush be collected?
9. How do I recycle computers and other electronics?
10. Can I include construction and demolition debris in my refuse?
11. What should I do with my grass clippings?
12. Do you pick up furniture and other household debris?
13. What should I do with household hazardous waste?
14. How should I dispose of light bulbs?
15. How do I dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs?
16. How should I dispose of sharps/needles?
17. What can I recycle in West Allis?
18. Does the City offer free mulch?
19. Where and when can I drop off recycling?

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