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08/12/2020
City of Green Bay Government

City of Green Bay Government

#GreenBayGoesOn during this pandemic and our City of Green Bay Public Works has been working hard painting new bike lanes! We are excited with the new bike lanes on Radisson and Irwin not only because we are meeting and exceeding goals established in our City’s Safe Walk and Bike Plan, but also because these bike lanes provide a critical connection to Bay Beach Amusement Park from the new multi-use path along North Webster Ave.

As always, if you have questions or concers, please reach out to us.

Safe Walk & Bike Plan: https://greenbaywi.gov/1019/Safe-Walk-Bike-Plan
Contact the Mayor Online: https://greenbaywi.gov/ContactMayor
Contact the Mayor by Phone: 920-448-3005

07/01/2020

City of Green Bay Boating Facilities for the Fourth of July Holiday

The City of Green Bay wishes to advise boaters of conditions at the Metro Boat Launch and downtown Green Bay docking facilities at Leicht Park and CityDeck. High water conditions that continue to occur on the Great Lakes, including the Bay of Green Bay, have limited what facilities the City can have available for the boating public.

Metro Boat Launch
High water conditions on the Bay, coupled with severe storms we have experienced in recent years, have required the City to modify the launch facilities. The staging dock, which ran parallel to the river, was irreparably damaged and will need to be replaced. Additionally, the high water conditions have required us to lengthen the portion of the launches between the floating sections and shore. As a result, we only have enough usable dockage to have two mooring platforms in service. We ask boaters to respect other boaters, and to launch and recover boats quickly to allow others to use the limited facilities available.

Leicht Park and CityDeck
The continuing high water conditions on the Fox River do not allow the City to install the floating docks at either Leicht Park or CityDeck. At Leicht Park, the floating docks would be at risk of disengaging from the holding piles and could float away. At CityDeck, we cannot lift the gangways connecting the floating docks to the upland portion of CityDeck high enough to install the floating docks. Also, if the gangways could be lifted high enough to install the floating docks, the gangways would be damaged and need to be taken out of service. With no way to get boaters from the waterway up to the land, we cannot put the floating docks into service.

We understand that the limitations currently in place are inconvenient for those who usually use both the launch and docking facilities, and staff will continue to monitor river and bay levels. If it becomes safe to install the docking facilities downtown, we will do so at that time.

Green Bay, WI
07/01/2020
Green Bay, WI

Green Bay, WI

Temporary Closure of East Mason Street at East River Bridge

06/29/2020

6/29/20 Sanitation Collection this Week

Just a reminder that Green Bay-DPW will be collecting trash and recycling on the regularly scheduled day this week. Although Friday, July 3 is the 'recognized' July 4 holiday for many employers, DPW will still collect Friday routes on Friday.

Please remember to have your trash and recycling to the curb by 6 a.m. on your collection day. DPW starts collection at 6 a.m. during summer months.

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday week

Happy Friday Green Bay!  I wanted to take a quick moment to thank all of those tuning in to our social media presence an...
06/26/2020

Happy Friday Green Bay! I wanted to take a quick moment to thank all of those tuning in to our social media presence and express my appreciation for the comments and conversations you are participating in. I see many instances of folks getting information they didn't have before, and a HUGE amount of "neighbors helping neighbors" by sharing what they've learned. This open and respectful discussion helps us keep you all educated on our services and how we provide them to our customers, you, the public.

I'm also going to take a quick minute to shamelessly plug our City Information Guide (https://greenbaywi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1540/2020-DPW-Information-Guide-PDF). Many of the typical questions asked are addressed in this publication. Keep that communication coming and thank you for trusting us to serve you! #GreenBayGoesOn

06/24/2020

6/24/20 Recycling Content - Friendly Reminder

Hello City of Green Bay residents: This post is merely a reminder regarding proper recycling. Green Bay maintains a high recycling rate due to participation by City residents. Thank you for that. However there is one often-recurring issue that many residents are not aware of. And that item is related to plastic bags and plastic sheeting in the recycling cart.

It is true that plastic bags, plastic sheeting, plastic bubble wrap, and plastic mailing envelopes are recyclable. Unfortunately they are not recyclable in your City recycling cart. Green Bay-DPW delivers its collected recyclables to the County for processing and disposal. But plastic sheeting and bags jam up the County's sorting equipment and cause much down-time.

Currently the only valid method to recycle plastic bags and sheeting is to bring it to Wal-Mart, Festival Foods, Kohl's Department Store (or any other location that offers this collection service) and place them in the provided collection containers...no-charge.

Please share this information with friends, families, and neighbors to help everybody recycle properly. Again, thank you for being responsible to our environment by recycling. If you have any questions or concerns regarding City of Green Bay-DPW services, don't hesitate to call or stop in. DPW does not monitor this page regularly enough to be able to respond to posts in a timely manner.

Have a safe and enjoyable summer!

06/24/2020
Mason's 5th Birthday

Mason's mom wrote to me to let me know that he wants to be a garbage man when he grows up. Yesterday was Mason's 5th birthday. The Department of Public Works wanted to show our appreciation for our newest teammate, so we dropped by this morning to wish him a Happy Birthday and a welcome to the family! Happy Birthday Mason (and thanks to Amber for the video)!!! #GreenBayGoesOn

The Green Bay Public Works Department is announcing the temporary closure of South Broadway at Howard Street.
06/05/2020
Green Bay, WI

The Green Bay Public Works Department is announcing the temporary closure of South Broadway at Howard Street.

Temporary Closure of South Broadway at Howard Street

The Green Bay Public Works Department is announcing the short term closure of the Walnut Street Bridge for repair on Thu...
06/04/2020
Green Bay, WI

The Green Bay Public Works Department is announcing the short term closure of the Walnut Street Bridge for repair on Thursday, June 4, 2020. Closure is scheduled to remain in place from 8 a.m. to noon.

Half-Day Closure of the Walnut Street Bridge

06/02/2020

6/2/20 City of Green Bay Yard Waste Centers for City of Green Bay Residents Only

Green Bay-DPW has seen many visitors from adjacent communities at Green Bay yard waste centers. The City is taking this opportunity to advise that Green Bay's yard waste centers are ONLY for use by Green Bay residents. Residents from other communities, and contractors are not allowed to dump at Green Bay yard waste sites.

DPW is enforcing proper use of Green Bay's yard waste centers this summer. Contractors and non-residents will be turned away.

As anybody can imagine, it costs hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to operate Green Bay's 2 yard waste centers. Yard waste operation requires use of a tub grinder, loaders, trucks, fuel, electricity, and labor. Those costs are paid by City of Green Bay taxpayers. So ONLY Green Bay residents are allowed to use Green Bay's yard waste centers.

The City realizes that some tree and landscape contractors pay property tax in Green Bay. However, contractor yard waste can be generated anywhere. Also, disposal of contractor waste is a cost of doing business for a contractor. Which is why contractors also cannot use yard waste centers.

DPW apologizes for this bad news for contractors and non-City residents. But everybody must understanding and cooperate with the rules.

If you are a resident of Green Bay, keep bringing the yard waste. If you are not, you must seek an alternate dump site.

Wishing all a safe and healthy summer

06/01/2020

6/1/20 YARD WASTE COLLECTION IS DONE

This post is a follow-up to the 5/26/20 post on the same subject. Green Bay residents may have seen DPW trucks collecting piles of yard waste the past several weeks. That is true. But DPW is invoicing residents for that service.

Residents are reminded that yard waste placed to the curb after Mother's Day (May 10, 2020) will not be collected by the City at no-charge. The curbside collection program ended on Friday, May 15. Residents must now dispose of their yard waste at 1 of the 2 Green Bay yard waste facilities for the remainder of the summer.

If you have any questions regarding DPW services, don't hesitate to contact the City directly. DPW does not monitor this page daily.

05/27/2020

Wisconsin Public Service has suffered a power failure for the line servicing the Ray Nitschke Memorial (Main Street) Bridge. Crews are dispatched and working to get the situation corrected as soon as possible. #GreenBayGoesOn

UPDATE - The Walnut Street bridge was placed back into service as soon as possible to minimize disruption to motorists in the downtown. Power has been restored to the Nitschke Bridge, and it should be open to traffic again by 5:45. #GreenBayGoesOn

05/26/2020

5/26/20 YARD WASTE COLLECTION DONE

DPW has been seeing piles of yard waste still at the curb. Green Bay residents are reminded that yard waste placed to the curb after Mother's Day (May 10, 2020) will not be collected by the CIty. The curbside collection program ended on Friday, May 15.

Residents must now dispose of their yard waste at 1 of the 2 Green Bay yard waste facilities for the remainder of the summer. If you have neighbors with yard waste still at the curb, please advise them. If residents don't remove yard waste from the curb, then DPW will be forced to remove it and invoice for the service. The CIty prefers not to do that.

Have a safe and enjoyable summer.

05/22/2020

Due to the continuing high water conditions on the Bay and Fox River, we are unable to install the floating docks at Leicht Park and CityDeck at this time. Staff will continue to monitor the water levels and get the docks installed as soon as we can. Enjoy the holiday weekend! #GreenBayGoesOn

The Green Bay Public Works Department is announcing the closure of Morrow Street at the railroad track crossings between...
05/18/2020
Green Bay, WI

The Green Bay Public Works Department is announcing the closure of Morrow Street at the railroad track crossings between Elizabeth Street and Henry Street. This closure is in conjunction with railroad track repairs at the roadway crossing to be performed by Canadian National Railroad.

Click the link below to read the full press release.

If you have any questions, please direct them to the Traffic Division of the Public Works Department by calling (920) 448-3100.

Morrow Street Closed at Railroad Tracks Between Elizabeth Street and Henry Street

05/14/2020

5/14/20: LAST ROUND - 2020 SPRING YARD WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM

Green Bay is completing the last round of spring curbside yard waste collection. Residents are reminded to not place any more yard waste to the curb. Once DPW is through your neighborhood this last time, residents must dispose of their own yard waste.

DPW reports progress in this last round as follows:

East of Fox River - Friday, Monday & Tuesday routes DONE; Working in Wednesday & Thursday routes

West of Fox River - Thursday, Friday, Monday & Tuesday routes DONE; Working in Wednesday routes

05/13/2020

5/13/20: LAST ROUND - 2020 SPRING YARD WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM

Green Bay is completing the last round of spring curbside yard waste collection. Residents are reminded to not place any more yard waste to the curb. Once DPW is through your neighborhood this last time, residents must dispose of their own yard waste.

DPW reports progress in this last round as follows:

East of Fox River - Friday & Monday routes DONE; Working in Tuesday routes

West of Fox River - Thursday & Friday routes DONE; Working in Monday routes

05/12/2020

5/12/20: LAST ROUND - 2020 SPRING YARD WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM

DPW is in the very last (5th) round of Green Bay's spring curbside yard waste collection program. Green Bay residents are not allowed to place any more yard waste to the curb. Once DPW is through your neighborhood this last time, residents must dispose of their own yard waste.

DPW reports progress in this last round as follows:

East of Fox River - Friday routes DONE; !Working in Monday routes

West of Fox River - Working in Thursday routes

05/11/2020

5/11/20: LAST ROUND - 2020 SPRING YARD WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM

Today starts starts the very last (5th) round of Green Bay's spring curbside yard waste collection program. Green Bay residents are advised to not place any more material to the curb. Once DPW is through your neighborhood this last time, each resident must dispose of their own yard waste.

DPW reports progress in this last round as follows:

East of Fox River - Working in Friday and Monday routes

West of Fox River - Working in Thursday routes

05/08/2020

5/8/20: 2020 SPRING YARD WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM ENDING

City of Green Bay residents are reminded that the very last day they can place yard waste material to the curb is Mother's Day, Sunday (May 10). Starting on Monday (May 11) DPW will make one final collection round through the City.

Material placed to the curb after Mother's Day (May 10) will not be collected if DPW has already been in your neighborhood on the last collection round. Please make sure to complete your spring yard work place by Sunday (May 10) if you wish DPW to collect it.

City of Green Bay Public Works's cover photo
05/06/2020

City of Green Bay Public Works's cover photo

05/06/2020

5/6/20: The 2020 Green Bay Spring Curbside Yard Waste Collection Program is soon coming to an end. Collection continues this week and next week throughout the entire City. Collection follows trash/recycling route boundaries. As of 7:00 a.m. this morning, DPW reports progress as follows:

East of Fox River: Rounds 1, 2 & 3 complete: Round 4 - Working Wednesday & Thursday routes.

West of Fox River: Rounds 1 & 2 complete: Round 3 - Thursday/Friday/Monday/Tuesday routes complete. Working Wednesday routes.

REMINDER: Residents can place material to the curb only until Mother's Day, Sunday (May 10). Then DPW will make one final collection round through the City. Material placed to the curb after May 10 will not be collected if DPW has already been in your neighborhood on the last collection round.

Be sure to place yard waste to the curb by no later than Mother's Day (May 10) to assure that DPW will collect it

05/05/2020

5/5/20: Green Bay DPW continues the Spring Curbside Yard Waste Collection Program throughout the entire City. Collection follows trash/recycling route boundaries. As of 7:00 a.m. this morning, DPW reports progress as follows:

East of Fox River: Rounds 1, 2 & 3 complete: Round 4 - Working Wednesday routes.

West of Fox River: Rounds 1 & 2 complete: Round 3 - Thursday/Friday/Monday routes complete. Working Tuesday and Wednesday routes.

All residents can place material to the curb until this coming Sunday (May 10). Material placed to the curb after May 10 will not be collected if DPW has already been in your neighborhood on that collection round. Please watch the calendar and place yard waste to the curb by May 10 to assure DPW will collect it

05/01/2020
City of Green Bay Government

City of Green Bay Government

End of Sandbag Distribution Program: Due to the popularity of the program, all sandbags have been distributed as of May 1, 2020. As a result, the City is shutting down the sandbag distribution center at 420 South Broadway.

05/01/2020

5/1/20: Green Bay DPW continues the Spring Curbside Yard Waste Collection Program throughout the entire City. Collection follows trash/recycling route boundaries. As of 7:00 a.m. this morning, DPW reports progress as follows:

East of Fox River: Rounds 1 & 2 complete: Round 3 - Wednesday/Thursday/Friday routes complete. Working Monday/Tuesday routes.

West of Fox River: Rounds 1 & 2 complete: Round 3 - Thursday/Friday routes complete. Working Monday routes.

All residents can place material to the curb until May 10. Material placed to the curb after May 10 will not be collected if DPW has already been in your neighborhood on that collection round. Please watch the calendar and place yard waste to the curb by May 10 to assure DPW will collect it

04/30/2020

TRASH/RECYCLING COLLECTION Reminder

Green Bay-DPW has been receiving a lot of resident complaints, stating that we missed collection of their tipper carts. A limited number of the concerns were valid. But the majority of them were the result of misunderstanding the City's solid waste collection process.

DPW would like to take this opportunity to remind Green Bay residents of the rules and expectations for trash and recycling collection. Following are some common points to remember on your collection day:

1) To guarantee 100% collection, carts must be to the curb by 6:00 a.m. on your collection day...year-round. If your cart is typically emptied at 8:00 a.m., don't assume you can set it out at 7:30 a.m. and assume it will be emptied. It can be collected anytime. Late set-outs are a common source of complaints received from residents.

2) DPW does not guarantee a specific time of collection for any property. If for example a house typically has the cart emptied at 8:15 a.m., that doesn't mean it won't be emptied at at (say) 12:45 p.m. So please don't call right away if your route truck does not arrive at your expected time. Allow your driver time to do their job.

3) Collection can be temporarily halted or delayed due to vehicle breakdowns, fill-in drivers, new driver training, special assignments, driver re-assignments, etc. But DPW will always collect your carts on your collection day by 3:00 p.m.

3) More than 1 trash and 1 recycling truck may be in your neighborhood due to driver training, drivers helping out after a breakdown, or other reasons. So please don't panic if you see your neighbor's cart get tipped and yours not get tipped. DPW currently has numerous new drivers, and many routes have multiple trucks in them.

4) Trash and recycling trucks look the same. So for example if you see a truck that doesn't collect your recycling, it may be because it is a trash collection truck.

Please note these items and share them with friends and family. If you have questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact DPW by phone or through the City website. DPW does not regularly read or respond to Facebook questions.

Happy spring time!

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People throwing away fence at the yard waste facility
any road closures we need to avoid with the president coming today
Hello, where can a new homeowner find collection times for garbage and recycling? Also the getting rid of big stuff?
Thank you so very much for the Birthday parade this morning!!
Highlight of our new quarantine Thursday morning routine: waiting for the garbage pick up! Thank you city workers for all you do!
Could there be another big collection week granted due to the safer at home? Many people will be cleaning and going through things.
When will yard waste pick up begin?
Will there be regular garbage pick up? Due to the virus?
New, large pothole at a busy intersection. Called it in, and it was like the Pothole Fairy came overnight and filled it! Great job and thanks!
Another great job plowing! Thanks!
Interesting how my neighbor throws a chair out to the curb and I get billed $80.00 for the bulk waste pickup!!! Something doesn’t smell right. You get nowhere calling the dept of works office- they don’t care.