Yard Waste Removal

Brush Pile


Brush Collection

Brush collection starts in April of each year and continues through November. Brush is only collected on Tuesdays. To schedule brush collection for your property, you need to call the Public Works Department to be added to the collection route. You must call prior to 1:00 pm on Monday to get added to the Tuesday collection. Please leave a message during non-business hours to get added to the collection route by calling 920-434-4060 and leaving a message on the answering machine (press 5 when the automated attendant begins).

The largest diameter branch collected is 6-inches. The branches should be stacked neatly at the curb with the butt-ends facing the street, or they will not be collected. Brush must be placed to the curb by 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Curbside collection of Christmas trees occurs during the first two weeks in January of each year.

Tree stumps and root balls will not be collected during curbside brush pickup.


Yard Waste & Compost Drop-off Site

The village compost site is located at the Public Works Facility, which is open year-round. Residents are welcome to drop-off yard and garden waste at this location.

Tractor Loading WoodchipsItems that can be dropped off include:
  • Bales of Hay
  • Branches
  • Corn Stalks
  • Garden Waste
  • Grass Clippings
  • Leaves
  • Logs
  • Shrubs
  • Sod
Any other items dumped here are subject to a fine.

Woodchips and unsifted compost are available for free, to Howard residents. Assistance with loading of compost or woodchips is available Monday - Friday from 7:15am-2:45pm, or 6:15am-3:45pm during summer hours.

 The Village of Howard will deliver compost to residents for a fee of $40. Call Public Works for more information.

Home Composting



The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources provides information on home composting as an alternative for yard waste disposal. Composting promotes resource efficiency and creates a useful product from organic waste.