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City of Port Washington, Wisconsin

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2021 STREET YARD HOURS (333 N. Moore Rd., Port Washington)
The Street Yard will be open, starting Thursday, April 1 2021. The schedule is Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Street Yard accepts grass clippings, leaves, dead plants and other small yard items. Please call 262-284-2600 for more information.

Brush Policy For 2021
Brush piles that are estimated to exceed 15 minutes of chipping will be eligible to be disposed of by "hauling away". For example, brush in the parkway that is stacked 5 feet high and longer than 15 feet. It is important to properly stack brush with butt ends facing the curb in the direction of traffic and to separate logs and brush. If possible, stack brush in smaller individual piles that will allow for "grab and go" in order to be carried to the chipper. If eligible for "hauling away" you will be notified with a letter informing you that you will be charged before the work is performed and a bill will be sent. We will do our best to not charge and assist in informing of the proper way to stack brush so we can be more efficient. The charge rate is $60 if "hauled away". All normal chipping is still free. Also, if you have smaller piles that can be put in containers (for an example; clear bags, small box, or plastic tubs), it would be much appreciated to make the process more efficient. Separate logs and brush into two distinct piles for easier pickup. For those residents who have smaller terraces or no terraces at all, please place brush in your front yard parallel to the sidewalk. Also, if you have a contractor remove a tree, direct the contractor to take or chip the branches.

Click here for a downloadable copy of the 2021 Brush Collection Policy & Frequently Asked Questions.

Brush and Leaf Collection
Brush collection is made bi-weekly from the week of April 26th to the week of May 24th, weekly from June 7th to the week of August 30th, and bi-weekly from the week of September 17th to the week of October 11th. Brush must be at the curb by Monday at 7:00 a.m. One trip will be made through the City whether it takes 1 day or 5 days. Brush will be accepted at the Street Yard from October 18th to December 4th. Brush shall consist of all "woody" material, maximum 8 inches in diameter. Place brush (cut ends with the flow of traffic) at roadside. The brush pile should be no higher than 3 feet in height for pick up. Please place small piles of brush and twigs into a container (such as a small clear plastic bag or small box) for a quicker disposal. Brush and logs cut by a contractor must be disposed of by the contractor. Leaves may be raked into the street October 3rd November 22nd only, weather permitting. Leaves can be bagged at taken to the Street Yard until December 4th.

Holiday Decorations and Christmas Tress
Wreaths and garland are considered refuse and are to be placed in the refuse cart. Christmas trees will be collected curbside by the DPW several times in the month of January. Do Not Leave the tree stands, light strings, ornaments, and/ or tree bags on the trees.

2017 Marine Study
The 2017 City of Port Washington Marina Study is available for download and viewing. Click here to view.

Household Hazardous Waste
Get rid of hazardous items NOT collected in your regular trash pick up. For more information, click here.

Due to recent thefts of garbage and recycling carts, the City of Port Washington is requesting that all residents record the serial numbers of their garbage and recycling carts and report these numbers to the Department of Public Works. Starting May 1, 2013, any garbage and/or recycling cart that is stolen from a residence, and the property owner and/or the City does not have the serial numbers, will have to pay Advanced Disposal to replace the garbage and recycling cart.

You may report your serial numbers by calling 262.284.2600 or by filling out our convenient online form.

If you discover sewage backing up through your basement floor drain, you are asked to please notify the City prior to contacting a plumber. This allows the City to determine whether the blockage causing the back-up is located in the sewer main or in the sewer lateral. If the blockage is in the main, City crews will be able to correct it in the shortest time frame possible. If the blockage is in the house's lateral, City crews will instruct you to call a plumber.

Please contact City Hall if you experience a basement back-up at 262-284-2600 during normal business hours, or, outside of normal business hours, contact the Port Washington Police Department at 262-284-2611.

The City of Port Washington Arborist may be reached by calling 262-284-2600 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Would you like a downloadable version of the informational slideshow currently playing on Cable Access Channel 25? Click here to download.


City of Port Washington, Wisconsin Department of Public Works Reports

2019 Drinking Water Quality Report (CCR)

City of Port Washington, Wisconsin Department of Public Works Downloadable Files

Wood Chip Agreement

City of Port Washington, Wisconsin Department of Public Works Contact Us

Yard Hours
Tuesday   3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday  3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Department of Public Works
100 W. Grand Ave., P.O. Box 307
Port Washington, WI 53074

Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Director of Public Works/City Engineer
Rob Vanden Noven
100 W. Grand Avenue
Port Washington, WI 53074

Street Commissioner
James Hoile
333 N. Moore Road
Port Washington, WI 53074

Water Superintendent
Leo Duffrin
408 N. Lake Street
Port Washington, WI 53074

Wastewater Superintendent
Dan Buehler
450 N. Lake Street
Port Washington, WI 53074

Administrative Assistant
Judy Klumb
100 W. Grand Avenue
Port Washington, WI 53074



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