City Compost Site

Location:  US Highway 10 (Gerry Way), behind the DPW Garage
Hours:  Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Facility Usage:  City Residents Only

Yard waste may be disposed of at the City compost site daily.  The City compost site is located on West Ryan Street (Hwy 10), behind the DPW Garage

  • Yard waste includes all materials originating in the yard and garden, which are capable of natural decomposition, including leaves, grass clippings, and other vegetation.
  • Stumps, root balls, brush, limbs and branches may be taken to the Compost Site.
  • Please place items in the appropriate bin.
  • Please do not leave boxes and bags at the compost site.  These material will not readily decompose.
  • Homeowners are encouraged to return grass clippings to the soil in their lawn.  It not only takes away the hassle of having to bag the clippings, but it also puts organic nitrogen (a valuable fertilizer) back into the soil.
  • Please do not dispose of garbage, white goods, recyclables, construction materials or tires at the Compost Site.  These items may be disposed through Veolia Waste Services.

Lawn Mowing Reminder

Per City Code Sec. 102-31, all noxious weeds and other rank growth of vegetation are declared public health nuisances.  All weeds and grass shall be kept cut to a height of not to exceed one foot.  The City may cause all weeds and grass to be cut and removed and brush to be removed and the cost thereof charged to the property under Wis. Stats. 66.0627(c).  Property owners are asked NOT to blow grass clippings onto City streets, which causes backup of the City storm sewer system.

Noxious Weeds and Grass

Section 102-31, Declared Health Nuisance, of the City of Brillion Municipal Code states that all noxious weeds and other rank growth of vegetation are declared public health nuisances. All weeds and grass shall be kept cut to a height of not to exceed one foot. Any person found in violation of the provisions of this article shall be given written notice by the city requiring compliance with the provisions of this article. The notice shall include a description of the conditions, the location or address of the item(s) in violation, and that failure to comply with the provisions of this article may result in the City may cause all weeds and grass to be cut and removed and brush to be removed and the cost thereof charged to the property under Wis. Stats. § 66.60(16). The notice shall specify a time for compliance, generally not to exceed five days. Notice is not required for second and subsequent violations occurring within a one-year period of the first violation of this section.

 Noxious weeds means any plant having the potential to cause injury to the environment, public heath, crops, livestock, land or other property. Noxious weeds shall include any weed, grass or similar plant growth which, if allowed to pollinate, would cause or produce hay fever in humans or would cause a skin rash through contact with the skin. As defined, noxious weeds shall include but not be limited to the following: Canada Thistle, Leafy Spurge, Field Bindweed (Creeping Jenny), Purple Loosestrife, Multiflora Rose, Yellow Rocket, Wild Carrot, All Rag Weeds, Goldenrod, Mustard, Bull Thistle, Poison Ivy or Burdock.

 Section 82-11, Unlawful Dumping on Street, of the City of Brillion Municipal Code states that it shall be unlawful for any person to deposit or cause to be deposited, dump, sort, scatter or leave any rubbish, stone, wire, earth, ashes, cinders, sawdust, hay, glass, manure, filth, paper, snow, ice, dirt, grass, leaves, construction waste, garbage or other offensive or noxious material in any public street, sidewalk, alley, or upon any public property or upon any property of another, without the express permission of the owner or occupant thereof.

Curbside Chipping
  • During the spring, summer and fall, the City will chip all brush, branches and limbs that have been placed on the curbside the first Monday of the month, May - October (weather permitting.)
  • The last day of curbside chipping will be the first Monday in October.
  • Branches and limbs must be no longer than six (6) feet in length and no more than six (6) inches in diameter, which are placed on the curbside in small piles.  Small branches should be bundled or boxed.
  • Please do not mix the compost materials (grass clippings, leaves and miscellaneous vegetation such as flowers, garden plants, etc) with the brush, branches and limbs as this will not be picked up.
  • The City encourages residents to take brush, branches and limbs to the City Compost Site.
  • Yard waste may be disposed at the City Compost Site daily.
  • Wood Chips:  Half or quarter loads of wood chips may be picked up at the City Compost Site.

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 Curbside Leaf Pick-up
  • Beginning mid-October, City Residents may rake leaves into the curb line of the street.
  • Please do not place leaves in the curb line at any other time.  Rather, compost leaves on site, or dispose of them, without charge, at the City Compost Site.
  • When raking leaves into the street, please place them into shallow/small piles along the curb line, one (1) foot away from the curb if possible.
  • Leaves in the terrace area will not be picked up.
  • Please do not mix branches, limbs or brush with the leaves, for they clog the street sweeper.

If you wish to get rid of the leaves in a timelier manner, you may take them to the City Compost Site.

Home Composting

Home composting is an excellent and very cost effective way to give back to nature, and to your own yard!  There are a number of methods for producing finished composts at home, including composting in a backyard compost bin and using red worms to eat food wastes.  For more information, a good place to start learning is to check out this link at the DNR's webite: Home Composting, which contains a number of resources.