Continuous Services

Recycling & Refuse

The City of Greenfield contracts with Johns Disposal Service, Inc. for refuse collection services. Trash is collected weekly from containers provided to residents by Johns Disposal.

Recycling Regulations

These garbage carts must be placed within 2 feet of the street on 1 side of the driveway. All recycled materials must be placed in container carts provided by Johns Disposal and placed within 2 feet of the street on the other side of the driveway. Recycled materials are collected every other week. Please remember to keep 6 feet of clearance between the carts and other objects especially mailboxes and vehicles.


Curbside or alley yard waste collection occurs every other week, opposite your recycling weeks, from mid-April to mid-November.

Yard Waste Regulations

Yard waste includes grass clippings, leaves, and garden debris. These items should be placed in containers marked “yard waste”. Acceptable containers include paper bags and garbage cans with handles having a capacity of 32 gallons or less and not exceeding 80 pounds in weight. Yard waste placed in plastic bags or cardboard boxes will not be collected. Yard waste stickers for your container are available at City Hall or the Division of Public Works. Brush and branches may be piled in an area up to 10 feet by 4 feet and 4 feet high. No branch may exceed 8 inches in diameter or 80 pounds in weight. Please direct any questions to Johns Disposal Services Customer Service Center at 1-888-473-4701.

Leaf compost and wood mulch are available for pick up on a first come first-served basis at:
City Yards
  • 4551 S. 52nd Street
    Greenfield, WI 53220
  • 11701 W. Morgan Ave
    Greenfield, WI 53220

Drop-off Center


4551 S. 52nd Street
Greenfield, WI 53220


Tuesdays and Thursdays
 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.

7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tree Trimming/removal

The city is only responsible for trees that grow within the public right of way. Brush and branches from trees located on private property can be placed, according to Johns Disposal’s rules and regulations, for street side pick-up or dropped off at the drop-off center during hours of operation.

Street Light Repair

Please report all burned out street lights to the DPW. Some are repaired by the City, others are repaired by WE Energy.

Sanitary & Storm Sewer Backups

If the sanitary or storm sewer at your property is backed-up, contact the DPW. Please be advised that the vast majority of sanitary sewer back-ups are caused by clogged laterals (i.e. the pipe that connects private property with the public sewer in the street), which is the responsibility of private property owners.

Drainage & Street Repairs

Contact DPW for any questions you have. Due to heavy workload, non-emergency repairs can take several months to be addressed.