Sanitation Updates

Yard Waste Drop off Site closures for Independence Day

The city of Oshkosh Sanitation Division would like to remind residents that due to the City’s observance of Independence Day, the City’s yard waste drop off site located on W. 3rd Avenue (between Idaho Street & Ohio Street) will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4. The drop off site will reopen on Sunday, July 5.

Residential curbside brush collection for July will take place on the regularly scheduled garbage collection day the week of July 6 thru July 10.

If you would like more information please contact the Sanitation Division at (920) 232-5383.

No Garbage or Recycling Collection on Memorial Day, May 25, 2020

The city of Oshkosh Sanitation Division would like to remind residents that due to the City’s observance of Memorial Day, there will be no garbage or recycling collection on Monday, May 25, 2020.

Collections for the remainder of the week will be one day later. Garbage and recycling collection scheduled for Friday, May 29 moves to Saturday, May 30. Regular services will resume on Monday, June 1.

Additionally, the City’s yard waste drop-off center located on W. 3rd Avenue (between Idaho Street & Ohio Street) will be closed for the holiday on Monday, May 25. The drop-off center will reopen on Tuesday, May 26.

Residential curbside brush collection for June will take place on the regularly scheduled garbage collection day the week of June 1 thru June 5.

If you would like more information please contact the Sanitation Division at (920) 232-5383.

Garbage and Recycling changes for Christmas & New Year’s Day Holidays

The City of Oshkosh Sanitation Division would like to remind residents that due to the City’s observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays, there will be no garbage or recycling collection on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 and on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

Collections for the remainder of the week will be one day later. Garbage and recycling scheduled for pickup on Friday, December 27 moves to Saturday, December 28. Collections scheduled for Friday, January 3, 2020 will move to Saturday, January 4, 2020. Regular services will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.

Additionally, the city’s yard waste drop-off center located on W. 3rd Avenue (between Idaho Street & Ohio Street) is also closed for the holidays on Tuesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 25, 2019 and on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. The drop-off center will re-open Thursday. The winter hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. The drop-off center is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays during the winter schedule.

Residential curbside Christmas tree collection will take place on the regularly scheduled garbage collection day the weeks of January 6 thru January 10 and January 20 thru January 24, 2020.

If you would like more information please contact the Sanitation Division at (920) 232-5383.

Update to the schedule Fall Loose Leaf Collection

Due to the snowfall on October 28 and 29 and the forecasted snow later in the week, there may be a delay of the scheduled Fall Loose Leaf Collection.

For more information on the Fall Loose Leaf Collection Program, please visit the Sanitation website: https://www.ci.oshkosh.wi.us/Sanitation/ or call the Sanitation office at (920) 232-5383.

Fall Loose Leaf Collection to start Monday, October 21, 2019

The city of Oshkosh has updated the Fall Loose Leaf Collection schedule. Residents are advised that the primary day for loose leaf collection will be the day after their regular garbage collection day. For residents whose garbage is collected on Friday, your loose leaf collection is Monday.

The schedule is as follows:

Friday Garbage Collection = Monday Leaf Pickup 10/21 10/28 11/04 11/11 11/18
Monday Garbage Collection = Tuesday Leaf Pickup 10/22 10/29 11/05 11/12 11/19
Tuesday Garbage Collection = Wednesday Leaf Pickup 10/23 10/30 11/06 11/13 11/20
Wednesday Garbage Collection = Thursday Leaf Pickup 10/24 10/31 11/07 11/14 11/21
Thursday Garbage Collection = Friday Leaf Pickup 10/25 11/01 11/08 11/15 11/22
  • LEAVES ONLY, No GRASS, brush, or garden plants. Leaves should be piled loosely on the terrace, not in the street, for collection, no later than 7 am on the day after your scheduled garbage collection day. For properties without terraces, rake the leaves as far out to the street without going into the curb line or the street, or obstructing the sidewalk.

  • Collection may be delayed or rescheduled due to a high volume of leaves or adverse weather conditions. Loose leaf collection may end at any time due to weather or equipment issues. Loose leaf collection will end the week of November 18 through November 22 on your scheduled leaf collection date.

For more information on the Fall Loose Leaf Collection Program, please visit the Sanitation website: https://www.ci.oshkosh.wi.us/Sanitation/ or call the Sanitation office at (920) 232-5383.

No Garbage or Recycling Collection on Labor Day, September 2, 2019

The city of Oshkosh Sanitation Division would like to remind residents that due to the City’s observance of Labor Day, there will be no garbage or recycling collection on Monday, September 2, 2019.

Collections for the remainder of the week will be one day later. Garbage and recycling collection scheduled for Friday, September 6 moves to Saturday, September 7. Regular services will resume on Monday, September 9.

Additionally, the City’s yard waste drop off site located on W. 3rd Avenue (between Idaho Street & Ohio Street) will be closed for the holiday on Monday, September 2. The drop off site will reopen on Tuesday, September 3.

Residential curbside brush collection for September will take place on the regularly scheduled garbage collection day the week of September 9 thru September 13.

If you would like more information please contact the Sanitation Division at (920) 232-5383

Winter Placement of Garbage and Recycling Carts for Collection

Because of the recent heavy snowfall, many carts out for collection are being placed in inaccessible locations, such as on top of or behind snow banks. Please take notice of the proper placement for garbage and recycling carts for collection, specifically the winter placement outlined below.

Always place your cart so that the white serial numbers are facing the street. This places the lid opening in the proper position for emptying.

Place your cart on your driveway apron or terrace at ground level so that it is 3 feet away from obstacles such as other carts, overflow garbage bags, special paid pick ups, parked cars, mail boxes, utility poles, trees and other obstructions. If the terrace is too narrow to place the cart without obstructing the sidewalk, place your cart at the house edge of the sidewalk or driveway apron. Improperly placed carts will not be collected.

Winter Placement: The best placement is on your driveway apron after you have cleared it of snow. It can also be placed on a cleared area on the street side of your terrace. Do not leave your cart on the sidewalk or on top of or behind a snow bank. Improperly placed carts will not be collected.