The Public Works Department is overseen by its Director, Scott Thoresen, P.E. Our Street Division is supervised by Tony Fietzer, Street Superintendent. The street department is comprised of DPW Leadperson, six DPW Equipment Operators, and five DPW Maintenance Workers. The Street Division maintains 100 miles of street and alleys, 90 miles of sanitary sewers, 75 miles of storm sewers, 39 storm sewer detention ponds, 25 acres of parking lots, 4,200 traffic signs and 2,500 street lights.

For After Hour Emergencies, please call 920-639-8344.

Collection Schedules

Large Item Collection Dates

  • 1st Collection:  June 15 to June 19, 2020
  • 2nd Collection: September 21 to September 25, 2020

Rubbish, large bulky & metal items should be at the curbside before 6:30am on Monday of rubbish pick-up week.
Any items remaining at the curb after rubbish collection week will be the owner's responsibility.

Garbage and Recycling

Garbage and Recycling: Containers need to be placed curbside for collection no later than 6:30am the day of collection. To find out your Garbage day or Recycle day week, please call 920-339-4060.

City of De Pere 2020 Brush Collection

Brush should be placed out to the curb before 6:30 a.m. on Monday of brush pick-up week. 

1st Collection: May 4, 2020 ending May 8, 2020
2nd Collection: July 13, 2020 ending July 17, 2020
3rd Collection: October 12, 2020 ending October 16, 2020

Brush consists of brush and tree trimmings only.  Do not put grass clippings, lawn rakings, garden waste or leaves with your brush.

If brush is placed at the curb after Monday it will be the property owner's responsibility to dispose of it properly.

Watch our video on Brush Collection:

Leaf Collection 

Collection Dates

Spring: April 6, 2020 through April 17, 2020
Fall: October 19, 2020 through November 20, 2020
Items must be to curb no later than 6:30 a.m. on Monday, April 20th & November 23rd for final sweep of the City.
Grass clippings, lawn rakings, and leaves should be placed on the terrace (not in the street).
Crews will collect loose leaves and garden wastes throughout the City by following a regular rotation.
It is not possible to accurately tell residents the exact day their yard waste will be picked up.

Compost Facility

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City Requirements for Placement & Storage of Your Green Garbage and Blue Recycling Carts 

The City requires "that no owner or occupant of any building shall place or store any solid waste or polycarts in front or alongside of any building abutting the  street". 

Cardboard, Paper, Paint, Concrete

Mailbox Placement Regulations

Street Light Out?

Street light outages can be report to WPS using this link

Snow Removal Operations Guidelines for the Streets of De Pere

The City of De Pere's Public Works Department wishes to remind all City residents that snow and ice must be removed from all sidewalks within 48 hours after a winter storm in accordance with Section 22.18 of the Municipal Code.  In the event that adverse weather conditions should prevail beyond the the 48 hour snow removal period, the Director of Public Works shall have the authority to waive and/or extend said period to compensate for unusual or harsh weather conditions.

In case the snow and ice on the sidewalk shall be frozen so hard that it cannot be removed, the owner of every parcel of real estate shall, within the time specified, cause the sidewalk abutting or adjacent to such premises to be strewn and to be kept strewn with sand or some other suitable material, and shall, as soon thereafter as the weather shall permit, thoroughly clean such sidewalk.  If sidewalks, which include handicap ramps and corner walkways, are not kept clean, the City has the option of removing the snow and ice and billing the abutting property owner.

Heavy Truck Information

Sanitary Capacity, Management, Operations & Maintenance (CMOM)