News & Updates


Fall Leaf & Garden (Yard) Waste Collection

Leaf on Tree
Residents will be able to start placing leaves & garden (yard) waste curbside on Monday, October 5th. There is no specific week for yard waste as we have a new process this year. Please remember - No Branches, No Woody Materials, No Bags ... If your pile is skipped, it is because it contained unacceptable material OR the pile was inaccessible due to car(s) parked too close to the leaf pile OR parked on the leaf pile.  Leaves collected are taken to a composting facility that can't accept woody materials or bags. **Branches and Wood Materials can be taken to the City Drop Off Site during open hours until Saturday, December 5th. 

There is no set schedule, however, every effort will be made to collect leaves weekly, weather permitting. Our intention is to have all leaves collected by Wednesday each week, so if you'd like them picked up that week, please make sure to place them curbside before Monday morning. Please keep leaf piles a minimum of 10' away from storm drains to prevent storm sewers from getting clogged. There may be times we won't be able to fully complete leaf collection of the 110 miles of curb-line due to other priorities which may need attention, so we ask for your patience.   

In order to ensure that there are no leaves or yard waste left in the streets before the snow flies, all leaves must be raked curbside by 6am Monday, November 23rd for the final leaf pick-up of the year. Should leaves be placed in the street after November 23rd and the City experiences winter weather conditions or heavy rainfall after that date, the leaves will be removed and the property owner will be charged a minimum of $180 removal fee with no notice. 

Pennsylvania & Grange Traffic Signal Improvement Project 

Starting Monday, September 21st, 2020, the City of Cudahy and its contractor, Outdoor Lighting, will begin improvements to the intersection at Grange & Pennsylvania Avenues. This will include replacement of all signal poles at the intersection and replacement of handicap ramps and sidewalks at each corner. The work, weather permitting, is anticipated to last approximately 3 weeks. Since the signals will be non-operational during this period of time, Grange Avenue between Nicholson and Pennsylvania will temporarily be closed to thru traffic. For the Detour Route and additional details on this project, click here

Wood Chips Available at Drop Off Site

The Department is receiving inquiries regarding the availability of wood chips. The City has always made wood chips available for residents. These wood chips are generated from our tree removal operations and the quality is fair but not what you would expect when you order it from a landscaping company. The City has a self-serve station at the City Drop Off Site. A resident can pick up wood chips at the Drop Off Site during Drop Off Site hours. Click here for Drop Off Site hours.  

2019 Department of Public Works Annual Reports 

2019 - DPW Annual Report
2019 - Storm Water Annual Report
2019 - Recycling Annual Report 

WIS 794 (Lake Parkway) - PROJECT UPDATE   

The construction of WIS 794 (Lake Parkway) has been advanced from a 2022 to a 2021 construction season. There are no other changes to the design or traffic control on this project. Click here for more information. 

Curbside Pick Up of Bulk Items Now Available at Resident's Request

As part of the 2020 Budget the Common Council eliminated the need for residents to haul bulk items to the City Drop-Off site. Residents who pay a garbage cart fee can now arrange to have one bulk item pick-up in front of their home at the curb. For 2020, the pick-up is available up until December 1st. Yard waste, appliances and extra recycling is not part of the special pick-up and residents shall continue to take these items to the City’s Drop-Off site. For more information on the pick-up and how to arrange for one please visit Curbside Pick Up Info  

The 2020 Curbside Pick Up season has been successful - Pickups are done on THURSDAYS ONLY - Weekly DEADLINE is TUESDAY @ NOON in order to secure your curbside pickup for that week. The last day of the 2020 season to reserve your curbside pick up is Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 which will  secure your reservation for the FINAL pick up of 2020 to occur on Thursday,  December 3rd, 2020.  So, if you haven't utilized your free pick up for 2020, and you have junk to get rid of,  don't miss out on your opportunity and contact the Public Works Department no later than Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 @ Noon to schedule your curbside pickup - OR (414) 769-2216. 

Newly Seeded Parkway Areas – Please Water

The City may have recently replaced parkway areas damaged by tree removal or utility work in front of your property.  In order for the grass to establish itself it needs water daily for about three weeks.  Without water the grass cannot germinate but for some reason weeds need little water.  Although we stick information in resident’s door asking them to water the newly seeded areas – we are posting this information in the hopes that it will reach more people to do so.  Do to budgetary constraints the Department is unable to redo these areas.

Garbage & Recycling Updates 

Do Not Place Junk or Yard Waste on the Parkway, Alley or In the Street  
The City does not pick-up these items and if they are found within the public right of way they will be removed and the property owner will be charged for their removal.  Minimum charge is $180. 

Dumpsters on the Street 
Before a dumpster can be placed on a City street please contact the Public works Department for a permit.  

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