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Mission: City of Green Bay-DPW Mission Statement “To provide essential services used every day by the public and other City departments, and to build and maintain infrastructure critical for everyday life through the calculated application of resources, technology, and teamwork”

Operating as usual

12/31/2020

Common Winter Issues and Concerns
As advertised here on 12/30/20, Green Bay-DPW will share numerous posts over the next several months to inform residents of various issues experienced every winter. Following is Issue #1 in the series:

What is Green Bay’s snow plowing policy?
• Arterial/primary streets are maintained in a wet or clear condition during winter months. These streets carry high volumes of traffic every day. So they are plowed and salted in response to every storm event to maintain a high level of motorist safety.
• Residential streets are plowed when a winter event leaves more than two (2) inches of snow on the roadway surface. Residential streets may be plowed under other special circumstances on a case-by-case basis.
• Between winter storms as time/equipment/staffing permit, DPW:
1) Scrapes snow-pack from residential streets
2) Removes snow windrows from major streets that have obstructed driving lanes, parking lanes, or sight distance
• Salt is not used on residential streets, so residents must expect snow to accumulate on them. Residential street snow-pack is addressed by natural melting, and DPW scraping the streets periodically throughout the winter.

12/30/2020

Over the winter of 2020/21, Green Bay-DPW will post a series of articles titled "Common Winter Issues and Concerns." The series is intended to inform residents of typical complaints and issues experience every winter, and an explanation of each one. DPW can address some issues. Others are facts of winter in Wisconsin, acts of nature, and laws of science that none of us can solve. Watch this page as the winter progresses for more information

12/29/2020

Snow Event (Tuesday/Wednesday 12/29/20 to 12/30/20)

Snow is on the way again, starting later today (Tuesday 12/29/20). According to the National Weather Service, snow will begin to fall in the Green Bay area between 6 PM and 8 PM today; and end by 12 PM (noon) tomorrow Wednesday 12/30/20. Freezing drizzle may occur toward the end of the event, which would make travel more hazardous than snow conditions. 3" to 6" of snowfall is predicted.

Per City policy, DPW will address arterial streets when snow begins to accumulate on the pavement. Residential streets are plowed when snowfall ends, if total snow accumulation exceeds 2".

Because the snowfall may last until noon on Wednesday, DPW will not plow residential streets until Wednesday morning. So please be patient, and exercise caution when driving on unplowed residential streets.

12/28/2020

Friendly Reminders for Winter 2020/21

In light of our first significant snowfall of the winter, City of Green Bay-DPW would like to remind residents of several items to keep in mind for the winter season:

1) Clear snow/ice from sidewalks no later than 24 hours after any winter event. Failure to do so can result in DPW clearing them and invoicing the property owner. It is preferred that property owners take care of their own sidewalks, so DPW can keep up with its responsibility for City-owned roads, alleys, and sidewalks.

2) Do not blow or shovel snow into the street. City ordinance requires snow to be stored out of the roadway.

3) Consider clearing snow from storm sewer grates near your house, to speed drainage when it melts

4) Consider clearing snow around fire hydrants near your house, to help Fire Department if they need to use one

5) Don't let your fuel tank drop below 1/4 full, to prevent fuel lines from freezing

6) Drive carefully at all times and reduce travel speed during storm conditions, to assure personal safety

7) Maintain at least 75 feet (city) or 200 feet (highway) of space between you and a plow vehicle in front of you

Winter maintenance and safety is everybody's responsibility. DPW will do its part. Please do your part also.

Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays! Our office will close early on December 24th and December 31st. Our office will be closed all day Decemb...
12/21/2020

Happy Holidays!
Our office will close early on December 24th and December 31st.
Our office will be closed all day December 25th and January 1st.
Please refer to our website for any information you may need during our closed hours: https://greenbaywi.gov/publicworks

Happy Holidays!
City Hall will close early on December 24th and December 31st.
City Hall will be closed all day December 25th and January 1st.
Please refer to our website for any information you may need during our closed hours: https://greenbaywi.gov

EXTRA GARBAGE BAG COLLECTION:During the week of December 28, 2020–January 2, 2021, City of Green Bay residents may place...
12/17/2020
Brown County Port & Resource Recovery

EXTRA GARBAGE BAG COLLECTION:
During the week of December 28, 2020–January 2, 2021, City of Green Bay residents may place up to FOUR (4) 32-gallon plastic bags of “overflow” household trash next to your City-issued trash cart (if your cart is full) for free curbside collection. The “overflow” trash bags must be placed at the curb by 6 A.M. on your collection day.
The following items will NOT be collected:
 NO bulk household items, including sofas, couches, loveseats, tables, chairs, desks, mattresses, box springs, beds, entertainment centers, grills, ladders, mowers, exercise equipment, lawn/patio furniture, cribs, swing sets, bikes, lawn & holiday display items, etc.
 NO electronics
 NO construction, remodeling, or demolition waste
 NO appliances
 NO move-out debris
If any of these items are left at the curb, Public Works staff will collect them but the property owner will be charged accordingly.
City of Green Bay residents may bring bulk household items (as described above) to the drop-off sites listed below. PLEASE NOTE THAT ELECTRONICS WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED AT THE DROP-OFF SITES.
Construction, remodeling, demolition waste, household trash, move-out debris, and recycling items are NOT allowed at these locations.
BE PREPARED TO SHOW YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE/PROOF OF RESIDENCY IN THE CITY.
EAST SIDE LOCATION WEST SIDE LOCATION
1820 Mills Street 519 S. Oneida Street
Green Bay, WI 54302 Green Bay, WI 54303
(Enter from Henry Street) (Enter from Redwood Drive)
Hours of Operation: Monday–Thursday 7 a.m.–3 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.–6 p.m., 2nd & 3rd Saturdays of each month 7 a.m.–12 p.m.
Residents also have the option to take their waste including construction, remodeling, and demolition waste, to the Brown County Transfer Station located at 3734 West Mason Street. Dumping fees will apply. For hours and current pricing, please visit Brown County’s website at www.browncountyrecycling.org.

The Brown County Port & Resource Recovery Department is an Enterprise Fund of Brown County. The Resource Recovery area of the Department offers services to ...

The City of Green Bay Public Works Department is announcing a short-term closure of Bylsby Avenue.
12/16/2020
Green Bay, WI

The City of Green Bay Public Works Department is announcing a short-term closure of Bylsby Avenue.

One-Day Closure of Bylsby Avenue at Prairie Avenue

12/01/2020

Metro Docks Closed for Season
The two remaining docks have been pulled for the river as of 12/1/2020.

11/20/2020

Last Round of Green Bay's Fall Yard Waste Collection COMPLETE
Friday 11/20/20

East of Fox River - All routes complete. Clean-up activity happening today

West of Fox River - All routes complete. Clean-up activity happening today

DPW thanks Green Bay residents for their cooperation during this fall collection season. If there are any follow-up issues, please contact DPW directly. This page is not monitored regularly, and is used primarily for information sharing.

Happy holidays!

11/19/2020

Last Round of Yard Waste Collection (Status Report) at 6:00 AM on Thursday 11/19/20

East of Fox River - Wednesday & Thursday collection routes complete. 20% of Friday collection routes complete. Some activity in Monday collection routes

West of Fox River - Thursday & Friday collection routes complete; 90% of Monday collection routes complete. Some activity in Tuesday collection routes

NOTES/REMINDERS:
1) Leaf collection route maps are identical to sanitation collection route maps. BUT leaf collection does not occur on trash/recycling collection day because collecting leaves in any route takes longer than sanitation collection.

2) If your collection route/day is noted as "complete" in this report, DPW will not return for yard waste collection until spring of 2021.

11/18/2020

Last Round of Yard Waste Collection (Status Report) at 6:00 AM on Wednesday 11/18/20 (error corrected)

East of Fox River - 60% of Wednesday collection routes complete. Some activity in Thursday collection routes

West of Fox River - Thursday collection routes complete; 40% of Friday collection routes complete. Some activity in Monday and Tuesday collection routes

NOTE/REMINDER: Leaf collection route maps are identical to sanitation collection route maps. BUT leaf collection cannot occur only on trash/recycling collection day because the leaf collection process takes longer than sanitation collection. If your collection route/day is noted as "complete" in this report, DPW will not return for yard waste collection until spring of 2021.

⚠️The City of Green Bay Department of Public Works is announcing short-term intermittent lane and side street closures a...
11/17/2020
Green Bay, WI

⚠️The City of Green Bay Department of Public Works is announcing short-term intermittent lane and side street closures along West Mason Street through the end of 2020.

These intermittent closures are to accommodate the reconstruction of traffic control signals at various intersections.

Short-Term Intermittent Lane and Side Street Closures on West Mason Street

11/17/2020

Last Round of Yard Waste Collection (Status Report) at 6:00 AM on Tuesday 11/17/20

East of Fox River - Starting in Wednesday collection routes

West of Fox River - Wednesday collection routes complete; 50% of Thursday collection routes complete

NOTE/REMINDER: Leaf collection routes are identical to sanitation collection routes. If your collection route is noted as "complete" in this report, DPW will not return for yard waste collection until spring of 2021.

11/16/2020

Last Round of Green Bay's Fall Curbside Yard Waste Collection Program Begins Today (11/16/20)

Effective at 6:00 AM today (11/16/20) DPW began its last round of curbside yard waste collection. All yard waste that was at the curb by the end of day yesterday (Sunday, 11/15/20) is guaranteed to be collected.

Green Bay residents are reminded that yard waste placed to the street today (Monday 11/16/20) and later may not be collected. Once DPW has collected yard waste on your street one last time this fall, we will not be collecting again until spring of 2021.

Yard waste placed out for collection after DPW has made its final round on your street can be disposed of by residents at one of Green Bay's Yard Waste Centers; either on Hurlbut Street or East Shore Drive.

DPW thanks Green Bay residents for their understanding and cooperation with this fall's collection program. Now it's on to readying the fleet for snow activity.

11/13/2020

Fall Curbside Yard Waste Collection Program Ending Soon

City of Green Bay residents are reminded to place yard and garden waste out for collection no later than Sunday, November 15, 2020. On Monday, November 16 DPW will begin one last round of collection through the City. After that DPW must complete change-over of the fleet for winter operations.

11/13/2020

Yard waste collection status as of Friday 11/13/20 at of 6:00 AM

East of Fox River - Rounds 1, 2 & 3 complete; Round 4: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Monday collection routes complete; 20% of Tuesday collection routes complete.

West of Fox River - Rounds 1, 2, 3 & 4 complete; Round 5: 40% of Wednesday collection routes complete, some activity in Monday and Tuesday collection routes.

City of Green Bay Government
11/12/2020

City of Green Bay Government

We are undergoing a phone system migration today, 11/12/2020 which will make some city phone numbers unusable throughout the day. If you are unable to successfully call a department during this transition, we encourage you to review information on the city website at greenbaywi.gov or enter a request for service at https://rfs.greenbaywi.gov/requestforservice

Thank you for your patience!

11/12/2020

Yard waste collection status as of Thursday 11/12/20 at of 6:00 AM
East of Fox River - Rounds 1, 2 & 3 Complete; Round 4: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday collection routes complete; working on Monday and Tuesday collection routes.
West of Fox River - Rounds 1, 2, 3 & 4: Complete. Round 5: working on Wednesday collection routes.

Green Bay, WI
11/11/2020
Green Bay, WI

Green Bay, WI

Temporary Lane Closures on Main Street at Elizabeth Street

11/11/2020

Yard waste collection status as of Wednesday 11/11/20 at of 6:00 AM

East of Fox River - Rounds 1, 2 & 3 Complete; Round 4: Wednesday & Thursday collection routes complete; working in Friday collection routes

West of Fox River - Rounds 1, 2 & 3: Complete. Round 4: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Monday collection routes complete; 20% of Tuesday collection routes complete

11/10/2020

UNFORTUNATE FACT: Curbside Yard Waste Collection Is Not A Perfect Process

Over the years, Green Bay-DPW has received comments (positive and negative) about the City's spring and fall curbside yard waste collection process. The majority of negative comments have been related to speed of collection and messes left behind. The City apologizes for these issues, and reminds residents that the curbside yard waste collection process is not perfect.

In addition to the above issues, earlier this year DPW began a public education effort on a City ordinance that prohibits residents from piling/storing yard waste in the street. DPW knows this yard waste storage issue adds negativity toward the City's collection program. But we are asking for residents to do the right thing.

In addition to the above, DPW wishes to remind residents that curbside yard waste collection is not a clean sweep program. DPW's goal is to gather and haul as much yard waste as possible that was placed out for collection; so residents don't have to haul it themselves. DPW's program is a bulk collection process. So DPW reminds residents that there can and will be yard waste left on their lawn after collection. If a resident wishes their lawn to be clean of 100% of yard waste, they must remove the left-overs themselves.

Modern yard waste collection programs employ only machines. Hand raking of leaves by City forces is not common anymore. Years ago, Green Bay-DPW hand raked leaves off the curb due to use of less-efficient equipment. That is no longer the case in Green Bay. DPW has less employees now (2020) than it did in 1980 and more properties to serve. It is necessary to use equipment to make up for that.

DPW will continue to do the best it can with the resources it has. But again, the curbside yard waste program is not perfect. Thank you for your understanding. Wishing all a safe and healthy holiday season and new year.

11/10/2020

Yard waste collection status as of Tuesday 11/10/20 at of 6:00 AM

East of Fox River - Rounds 1, 2 & 3 Complete; Round 4: Wednesday collection routes complete; 40% of Thursday collection routes complete

West of Fox River - Rounds 1, 2 & 3: Complete. Round 4: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday collection routes complete; 40% of Monday collection routes complete; some activity in Tuesday collection routes

11/09/2020

Yard waste collection status as of Monday 11/9/20 at of 6:00 AM

East of Fox River - Rounds 1, 2 & 3 Complete; Round 4: 80% of Wednesday collection routes complete; some activity starting in Thursday collection routes

West of Fox River - Rounds 1, 2 & 3: Complete. Round 4: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday collection routes complete; starting in Monday collection routes

11/06/2020

2020 Fall Curbside Yard Waste Collection Program (When is it done?)

DPW is in full curbside yard waste collection mode and weather is cooperating. However, as everybody knows it is November and the collection process will soon end. DPW is advising all City of Green Bay residents to plan ahead for the end of this fall's collection period.

For a 100% guarantee that DPW will collect your yard waste this fall, residents MUST place it out for collection (but not in the street) no later than Sunday, November 15, 2020. Then starting on November 16, DPW will make one final collection round through the entire City.

If residents place yard waste to the street after Sunday, November 15 and DPW has already made its final collection pass on your street, the yard waste will not be collected. So please rake and clean up your yard early enough to assure collection.

After Sunday, November 15, City of Green Bay residents can still bring yard waste to the yard waste centers located on Hurlbut Street (west side) and East Shore Drive (east side).

DPW thanks all residents for their understanding and cooperation on this issue. Have a safe fall and winter season

11/06/2020

Yard waste collection status as of Friday 11/6/20 at of 6:00 AM

East of Fox River - Rounds 1, 2 & 3 Complete; Round 4: 20% of Wednesday collection routes complete

West of Fox River - Rounds 1, 2 & 3: Complete. Round 4: Wednesday collection routes complete; 80% of Thursday collection routes complete; some activity in Friday and Monday collection routes

Green Bay, WI
11/06/2020
Green Bay, WI

Green Bay, WI

Temporary Closure of the Donald A. Tilleman Bridge for Annual Fall Maintenance

11/05/2020

Yard waste collection status as of Thursday 11/5/20 (as of 6:00 a.m.)

Yard waste piles are getting larger, and DPW collection rounds are taking a bit longer. DPW continues to collect. Following is this morning's status report:

East of Fox River - Rounds 1& 2: Complete; Round 3: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Monday collection routes complete; 80% of Tuesday collection routes complete. Some activity in Round 4-Wednesday routes

West of Fox River - Rounds 1, 2 & 3: Complete. Round 4: Wednesday collection routes complete; 20% of Thursday collection routes complete

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Green Bay, WI
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Hello Green Bay, we are new residents here. We have some old toilets and sinks to get rid of, where can we bring these? And when, please. Thanks so much.
Thank you City of Green Bay Public Works for collecting our leaves. While no damage has been done to our terrace thus far, there has been damage in prior years--and that's ok. We just scooch the sod back in place and it grows back fine next year. It is WELL WORTH avoiding our having to lug loads and loads of leaves (massive backyard FULL of trees) to the waste center! Hoping you do one more round next week as we do have a final load to drag out to the terrace this weekend!!
OK they are doing leave pickup in our area now.....the street sweeper just went through and had to go around all the leaves that had been moved out to the street......DOES THAT MAKE ANY SENSE!!!!!! He literally had to go around all the leave piles still out in the road...........
I just want to say thank you to the sanitation worker who worked ridge rd today an picked up my pumpkin that somehow managed to end up in the road. And even carried it up my lawn an put it back in the right spot! The world needs more nice people like you!!
Green Bay-DPW Yard Waste Letter (clarification) City of Green Bay-DPW recently mailed thousands of notices to residents identified with yard waste in the street during the March/April 2020 collection period. The letter is intended to educate recipients. No back-citations will be issued. But the City will increase enforcement going forward. DPW has been overwhelmed with calls regarding content of the letter. Most answers are contained in the letter. But it appears there is still some confusion. This post will attempt to clarify the situation. To boil down the letter's content, the City wishes to get the following facts out to the public: 1) Residents who recently received a yard waste letter were found with yard waste in the roadway during the March/April 2020 collection program 2) Placing yard and garden waste in the roadway has been against City ordinance for many years. There have been no changes in City ordinance. 3) The City has experienced difficulty meeting Federal (EPA) and State (DNR) rules related to storm water runoff. So unfortunately DPW must start enforcing the 'items in roadway' ordinance to get back in compliance. 4) Starting with the October/November 2020 yard and garden waste collection program, all Green Bay residents are reminded that they CANNOT place yard waste in the roadway. All waste must be placed on the terrace per City ordinance. 5) Citations will not be issued to residents who received a letter. The letter was merely intended to inform residents of violations noted during the spring of 2020, so the will not be repeated during the fall of 2020. It is hoped that this list answers many questions. DPW asks that anybody who reads this post share it with other Green Bay residents. The goal is to spur compliance, not to issue citations. Thank you for your support on this issue. Wishing all a safe and enjoyable fall season.
Green Bay Recent Yard Waste Notice/Letter (explanation) City of Green Bay-DPW recently sent several thousand notices to Green Bay residents, advising them that their 2020 spring yard waste set-out process did not meet rules established by City ordinance. DPW has been receiving many calls regarding these letters, and wishes to clarify the intent of the letter. Associated with Federal (EPA) and State (DNR) rules, City ordinance prohibits Green Bay residents from placing yard and garden waste directly on the street. Residents are reminded that all waste must be placed on the terrace; not in the road for the following reasons: 1) Leaf piles block the flow of storm water runoff, and cause flooding 2) When storm water in the gutter flows through leaves, it makes a tea-like liquid (leaf tea) that contains phosphorous and other water contaminants 3) Leaf tea negatively impacts aquatic life by causing algae blooms and harms aquatic life 4) Kids sometimes play in leaf piles. Playing in the street is dangerous and not recommended. Residents who received a letter are merely being reminded that what DPW saw at their address in spring of 2020 is in violation of City ordinance. All Green Bay residents are reminded to place their yard and garden waste on the terrace this fall. Violations can result in citations. DPW honestly prefers to not issue citations. The preference is to educate and spur residents to comply with our City's laws. DPW thanks all residents in advance for keeping their yard waste out of the road during the 2020 fall collection program (starting Monday, 10/12/20). If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call or e-mail DPW. Please do not post questions to this page. DPW uses Facebook for sharing information, and does not check posts routinely.
Has curbside yard waste fall collection been determined yet?
I don't understand why we have to pay $95 for a recycling bin. If we rent, shouldn't the landlord have to get one? Doesn't Green Bay care about the environment enough to issue them?
Will you FINALLY do something about the intersection at Main and Irwin? 2 motorcycle accidents in the same week by ignorant assholes. IT COST MY FRIEND HIS LIFE!!! Do SOMETHING!!!
Hi! Have the Fall 2020 dates for curbside yard waste been set yet? Thanks
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People throwing away fence at the yard waste facility