Yard Waste Disposal


Wisconsin law bans yard waste, including grass clippings, leaves, yard and garden debris, and brush under six inches in diameter from landfill disposal.

The Village of Harrison offers several options to properly manage yard materials and treat this waste stream as a resource, resulting in a higher end-use.

Harrison Yard Waste Site


W4476 Merbach Rd.
Harrison, WI 54952

The Yard Waste Site is available to Village of Harrison residents ONLYno businesses or contractors. Anyone hiring a private contractor must have the contractor dispose of the yard waste elsewhere.

Harrison residents may purchase a Yard Waste Sticker at the annual cost of $20/Sticker/Vehicle. All yard waste site users are required to have the annual sticker secured to the vehicle’s lower left windshield.

Stickers are not available for purchase at the Yard Waste Site. Purchase stickers in the following manner:

  • Pick Up: at the Municipal Office. Monday – Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.
  • By Mail: Print and fill out the form(PDF, 543KB) & mail to Village of Harrison W5298 Hwy 114, Menasha, WI 54952 and include:
     A check payable to Village of Harrison 2). A copy of your valid driver’s license/ID showing current address 3). A self-addressed stamped envelope.
  • 24 Hour Drop Box: at the Municipal Office. Print and fill out the form(PDF, 543KB), place in an envelope, and include:
    1). A check payable to Village of Harrison 2). A copy of your valid driver’s license/ID showing current address 3). A self-addressed stamped envelope.


  • Do not place yard material in bags or containers. The Village does not have the equipment needed to open bags or containers, therefore residents must empty and take home any bags or containers.
  • The yard waste site is open the month of January for free holiday tree disposal. The Village does not provide curbside tree pick-up.
  • Acceptable material: grass clippings, leaves, pine needles, pumpkins, sticks & twigs, soil, sod, weeds, and flower bed & vegetable garden material.
  • Unacceptable material: tree stumps, root balls, full-sized trees, stone, gravel & concrete.
  • No size limit for branches.

Yard Waste Sticker Form(PDF, 543KB)

2024 Season: April 1 - November 22


Monday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed on Sunday & All Major Holidays


Curbside Brush Pick Up

The Public Works Department picks up large branches & brush on the last Monday of the month (May-October).

  • Call the Department of Public Works (920) 989-1062 x 0 before the last Monday of the month to add your address to the "Pick Up List".
  • Have brush & branches at the road the night before pick up.
  • Brush & branches should be cut to no longer than 10 ft lengths & placed parallel to the road.
  • The equipment used for brush collection cannot pick up piles of leaves or grass clippings.

Picture Large Brush Collection

Curbside Yard Waste Pick Up

The Village waste hauler, GFL will collect bagged yard materials on Monday, May 13, 2024.


  • Place yard material in large, brown compostable bags.
  • Sticks should be cut & tied to 4 ft. lengths or smaller.
  • Place bags at least 6 ft away from garbage & recycle carts.
  • Loose debris or debris in containers or plastic bags cannot be taken.
  • Place material at the curb either the night before collection or by 5:00 am.

brown compostable bags picture


Why Compost                                                                                                   Food-Recovery.png

Each year, Wisconsin households send 600 million pounds of “food waste” and compostable material to our landfills!

Composting is recycling in the most basic sense. It takes materials from the home and yard and returns them to the environment in a usable form. Composting yard materials and certain food scraps provides a valuable “soil amendment” for gardens and landscaping while reducing landfill costs.

Compost is considered a soil amendment, rather than a fertilizer because it usually contains small amounts of nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Commercial lawn fertilizers contain large amounts of all three.

What to Compost 

  •  Garden & yard materials such as grass clippings, leaves, annual plants, and vegetables.
  • Kitchen scraps such as vegetables, eggshells, fruit peels, and coffee grounds. 
  • Manure from plant-eating animals (NOT from household pets).
  • Plants with disease or insect problems (compost only during summer months).

Do Not Compost: bones, meat scraps, dairy products, twigs/branches

How to Compost 

Home composting can be done in bins or in a heap. However, bins are a good way to manage materials in an urban setting.

  • Alternate layers of organic material
  • Keep moist (Iike a wrung out sponge)
  • Turn every 4-6 weeks to add oxygen

It's really that easy! Brochures are available in the display at the Village Municipal Office.



Outdoor Burning/Burn Permit