Yard Waste Disposal Guide

If you are planning a landscaping project, tree/foliage removal, or need to clean up large piles of debris, you may need a dumpster!


In this yard waste disposal guide, the Grissman team provides expert tips for you to follow for any outdoor home improvement job.

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Yard Waste Removal in Appleton, WI

1. Five Ways to REmove Yard Waste

  • Rent a Dumpster: A convenient option. Schedule a drop-off, fill it with yard waste, and have it removed when done.

  • Local Trash Pickup: Some municipalities offer curbside pickup for small, properly bagged yard debris. Check local services for rules and schedules.

  • Junk Removal Service: This service charges based on the space your yard waste occupies in their truck. Schedule a time, and be present for pickup.
  • Burning: If legal in your area, burn yard waste in a contained pit, away from buildings and on a windless day. Monitor the fire continuously.
  • Municipal Collection Site: Many places have designated sites for yard waste to be turned into compost or mulch. Be sure to check local regulations.
Yard Waste Removal in the Fox Cities

2. Eco-Friendly Ways to Dispose of Yard Waste

An alternative to renting a dumpster is to “go green.” Here are a couple different options to opt for when disposing of yard waste:



  •  Rent a Wood Chipper: One option is to hire a chipper from a local store to transform garden waste into usable mulch. Prep by cutting large pieces and removing rocks.
  • Make a Compost Pile: Another eco-friendly solution is to compost your yard debris. Create a simple compost bin, add yard waste, and stir occasionally. Use the resulting compost as a natural fertilizer.

3. Yard Waste FAQs to Know

Here are some common yard waste disposal FAQs that you should know:


Where can I dump yard waste?

You can dispose of yard waste at designated local waste management facilities or composting centers. Many communities offer curbside collection services for yard waste, which typically include leaves, grass clippings, and branches. We advise checking with your local waste management authority or municipal website for specific locations, guidelines, and schedules for yard waste disposal in the Fox Valley area.

How much does it cost to dispose of waste in Wisconsin?

The cost of waste disposal in Wisconsin varies by type of waste, location, and facility. Landfill fees can range widely, and there may be additional charges for specific types of waste like electronics or hazardous materials. It's best to contact local waste management facilities directly for the most accurate and up-to-date pricing information.

What can be recycled in Appleton WI?

In Appleton, WI, you can typically recycle items such as paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and containers, glass bottles and jars, and metal cans. It's important to clean and sort these items before recycling. Specific guidelines and accepted materials can vary, so it's recommended to consult the City of Appleton's recycling program or website for detailed information.

Can I mix other debris with my yard waste in a roll off dumpster?

Accepted materials for your dumpster will vary. In some cities/areas, you can use your dumpster to dispose both home and yard waste debris. In some cases though, only organic matter will be accepted. To find out more information, please contact Grissman to see whether you can mix other debris along with organic matter.

Are there any yard work safety tips I should keep in mind?

When doing yard work, safety should be a priority. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing including gloves, long pants, and sturdy shoes. Use eye and ear protection when operating power tools. Stay hydrated and take breaks to avoid overheating. Be mindful of your posture to prevent strains, and always check for hazards like uneven ground or hidden obstacles. Lastly, ensure all tools are used and stored safely.


Contact Grissman Dumpsters for delivery tips and more! We serve the cities of AppletonMenashaNeenah, Little Chute, Kaukauna, Kimberly, Greenville, Hortonville, De PereGreen Bay, Suamico, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac. Our service area is about a 30 mile radius from Kaukauna.



If you have questions, please read more information in our dumpster guides here.