When rain falls on leaf piles, it creates "leaf tea" that drains into our lakes. Leaf tea contains nutrients which are harmful to our lakes. These nutrients contribute to toxic algae blooms, murky water, and weeds. You can reduce these nutrients from entering our waterways and protect our water resources by participating in our leaf management program and managing your yard waste the right way.
Am I in an eligible leaf management area?
Leaf collection is available in the Town in limited areas.
Click here to view Lake Kegonsa Leaf Management Eligible Addresses
Click here to view Lake Waubesa Leaf Management Eligible Addresses
Following these steps will help protect our lakes:
Participating in the Town's Leaf Management Program
Mulching leaves where they fall in your lawn
Bringing leaves to the Town of Dunn Transfer Site
How do I participate in the Town's Leaf Management Program?
Participants must be in an eligible leaf pick-up area.
Leaf collection is dependent on weather and when leaves fall.
Yard signs will be posted throughout your neighborhood to notify you a collection will be taking place soon. When you see the neighborhood signs, rake leaves parallel to the road edge. Leaf piles should be no more than 4 feet in width and shall not be piled in ditches. Leaves beyond the reach of the leaf vacuum will not be picked up. Leaf piles must be placed in front of your own home and away from any mailboxes or parked cars.
Do NOT put brush, rocks, animal waste, and other non-leaf material in leaf piles. These items may damage the Town's leaf vacuum machine. Do NOT park near leaf piles. Do NOT blow or rake leaves towards or into the lake. Do NOT burn leaves. Burning is prohibited in leaf pick-up areas.
Ordinance 14-7: Regulating Leaf Disposal and Collection
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